Flying over the city this last weekend, I could see all manner of people outside taking down their Christmas decorations. It seems like it’s an awful lot of work to have decorations up for one month (if that). But then again, they’re so pretty at night.
Its interesting how much “Holiday fun” we cram into the month of December. You’ve got Hannukah, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve, all close to one another. It seems like the week after the New Year is always kind of a let down. All of the decorations come down, and its back to the daily grind with not much in sight. You’ve got President’s Day and of course MLK day, but the next Major holiday is Valentines day in February.
How did that become “Major” anyway? It’s not like its associated with a major religious figure or act. Its the marketers out there. People aren’t going to buy a bunch of candy and gifts, or spend big money on travel for President’s Day or MLK Day. But I digress…
If you live anywhere that gets cold in the winter, once New Years is passed, you’re pretty much done with winter, yet you have 3 + months of it left. Not fun.