I want to know who it was that decided Christmas ended on December 26th?
Is it a result of commercialism that starts shoving Christmas down our throats in July with the ornaments or the trees and bows in October?
Does everyone get so wrapped up in "the season" that they just want it to be over and done with?
There is a radio station here that plays Christmas music from the day after Thanksgiving through the 25th and changes back to it's regular programming at midnight. My family went to see the "festival of lights" this year on the 28th and everything was dark.
Do we forget the 12 days of Christmas? They are not the 12 days leading up to December 25th but the 12 days after. Did anyone ever take the time to count the number of days from December 25th to January 6th (Orthodox Christmas). The day the wise men actually arrived at the manger. I won't go into the whole religious side of it.
Well - enough ranting. As for me and my clan, we will be continuing the festivities through this weekend. The tree is still up, the lights are still lit and the bows are still hanging.
To anyone else that celebrates the actual Christmas season, Merry Christmas.
And Happy New Year.