"The earliest date on which there is justification for commencing the Christmas season, according to the ecclesiastical calendar, is December 16. ... So, if pressed, I will permit the department-stores to put Santa Claus in their windows as early as December 16, and even to keep him there until February 1.(via University Bookman)
"But to exhibit him on Thanksgiving? A thousand times NO!"
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Friday, December 13, 2013
Russell Kirk's Christmas season
From Confessions of a Bohemian Tory, by Russell Kirk, excerpted at The Imaginative Conservative.