If you’re like me, you were a little confused when you saw candy canes for sale at the same time as the Halloween treats this year. Traditionalists have long marked the start of the Christmas season not so much by the Advent calendar but by that day-after feeling of eating Thanksgiving leftovers, watching football, or shopping Black Friday. But aggressive marketing and a weakened economy have gradually pushed the Christmas season beyond the start of November and all the way into October.
We’re now less than two weeks out from the start of Advent (Sunday, November 27). There’s still time to take back Christmas even if candy canes were handed out to trick-or-treaters this year.
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