Friday, December 13, 2013

Russell Kirk's Christmas season

From Confessions of a Bohemian Tory, by Russell Kirk, excerpted at The Imaginative Conservative.
"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.

"But to exhibit him on Thanksgiving? A thousand times NO!"

(via University Bookman)