Start to Celebrate Christmas Early?

When does the Christmas celebration start?

Well, everyone should know, Christmas starts when Santa waves at the crowds at the end of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. HA!
But, then comes 2020 and the COVID-19 pandemic.
As I type this, it’s November 16, 2020, and people are already decorating for Christmas. What gives? 
There was a day when the Christmas tree didn’t go up until Christmas Eve – see the Walton’s movie if you don’t believe me. But recently, it’s been acceptable practice for yard decorations and displays to be turned on on Thanksgiving evening.
Now my wife is in the know better than I am on this subject, and I understand from her that this year has been so crazy that people are wanting to have something to celebrate, something that can give them and their children joy. Therefore, many have chosen to start their Christmas celebrations and decorations early.
At least, Christmas is a good choice for celebration. Jesus is the one who came in the midst of our pain and sorrow to give abundant and eternal life. He comes in the difficulties of life to give hope.
So:
O come, O come, Emmanuel…
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel!
Sure, you can start to celebrate Christmas early!!

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