November brings a crispness to the air and ushers in a season of goodwill toward all mankind, at least that is what the commercials keep telling me. I am ,admittedly ,very sentimental and still cry at the “Peter comes home for Christmas” Folgers coffee commercial. There is something very sappy about that particular one and I find myself  blessed with a sense of relief that his journey ended so nicely.  But  I also find myself wondering what happened to the rest of the holidays.  I was dismayed to find  Santa already seated in the Lawn and Garden section of a particular store, right next to the Halloween costumes and candy !   Are we , as a society, so susceptible to the marketing of  Christmas  that we are willing to forget the holidays between 4th of July and Christmas all together?

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