Now that Thanksgiving is over (and a great Thanksgiving it was), it is no longer tacky to put up your Christmas decorations, buy Christmas gifts, or display Christmas products in your retail outlets. The Christmas season begins after Thanksgiving. If you broke this cardinal rule and began your Christmas festivities before Thanksgiving, you can earn forgiveness by removing your Christmas decorations an equal number of days before New Years (when Christmas decorations become tacky again) as you put them up before Thanksgiving. Next year, be more conscientious and keep Christmas confined to the proper Christmas season.