Christmas feels bloated and broken. It should only last 12 days. Let...

Christmas feels bloated and broken. It should only last 12 days. Let me explain…

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Half the outdoor lights don’t work. That’s OK, since I’m only half motivated to put them up. It’s too early for Christmas.

The holiday season should be limited to 12 days, as per the song. Six days leading up to Dec. 25, six days after, all the way through New Year’s Eve. That would be the ideal holiday season – sparkly, festive and self-contained.

Lately, America does everything too long: baseball season, election cycles, the Oscars. So it’s no wonder our favorite season feels bloated and broken.

Often, less is more, so a mere 12 days of Christmas would be a better, more fulfilling season.

Stores wouldn’t want that or advertisers…



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