We have been dealing with Christmas since September, and, now we are done with it for another eight months. I stopped by Wal Mart this morning. Lots of fat people buying cheap candy and Christmas decorations for next September. The candy/decorations frenzy should be over by tomorrow, and hopefully all will revert to normal when they put out the Valentines day stuff on the 28th of December. After that, we are essentially safe until late September when the Christmas and Halloween junk goes up for sale simultaneously. The intervening holidays are mostly Hot Dog/Hamburger holidays.
Oh, and Happy New Year!