Christmas is over?

The Washington Post said it is — on December 26 — on the front page — above the fold.

I would have thought they, of all the institutions I trust, would know better.

Eleven more days of Christmas and my beloved Post, on only the second day, is saying it is over.

But I think I get it. It is just a by-product of there being two different things that have the same name. One of them began shortly after halloween and except for the buyers remorse really did come to an abrupt end late in the evening of the 25th. Did you notice how Christmas music was totally gone from the radio on the 26th?

But you and I know better. Now – during the season of Christmas – would be a perfect time to write your Christmas cards, and to play and sing your Christmas carols, and to reach out to your far-flung loved ones with a phone call to hear their voice. And if it doesn’t feel way too counter-cultural to you, keep wishing people Merry Christmas until 6 p.m. on January 5, the Eve of Epiphany — the real end of Christmas.

Merry Christmas.

Ron Hicks, Parish Verger, St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, Washington DC, 29-December-2016, the Feast of Thomas Becket.

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One Response to Christmas is over?

  1. Elinor Constable says:

    love it!

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