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.
Scott Bradford has been putting his opinions on his website since 1995—before most people knew what a website was. He has been a professional web developer in the public- and private-sector for over twenty years. He is an independent constitutional conservative who believes in human rights and limited government, and a Catholic Christian whose beliefs are summarized in the Nicene Creed. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from George Mason University. He loves Pink Floyd and can play the bass guitar . . . sort-of. He’s a husband, pet lover, amateur radio operator, and classic AMC/Jeep enthusiast.