04 January, 2010

New Year's Blues

Back from a glorious Christmas holiday, it's hard not to greet the New Year with a bit of trepidation.  The very sad sight of dried-out and abandoned trees on every corner of The City speaks volumes. One of my biggest peeves are the Scrooges   who insist on tossing the old tannenbaum  onto the sidewalk on the 26th of December. Then again, the reformed Scrooge would be too busy spending Boxing Day hanging out with the Cratchits to rip down his tree! I guess it follows that if you've had the darn thing up since November 1st, you're probably eager to be rid of it.
True fans of the season (or observant Christians) can always take comfort in the fact that today is officially the 11th day of Christmas (Pipers Piping seem to be in short supply) and you can still look forward to the Feast of the Epiphany on the 6th.  Or, you can do what Walgreens does and put up the Valentine's Day stuff.

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