Snap o' the day: Looking a LOT like Christmas

snap-christmastreeThe appearance of the holiday tree on the Downtown Mall more than a week before Thanksgiving means the season is upon us, and the official grand illumination is Friday, November 20. Christmas lights– snowflakes, courtesy of the Downtown Business Association– started going up November 2, an apparent record for early downtown holiday decor.

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Maybe it's just me, but all this rush to Christmas depresses me and makes me want to stay away from the Mall and stores decked with lights and glowing balls. It's the anticipation I love, for something special, that only comes once a year, and now comes to soon, taking away the excitement, and turning it into an aggressive, in your face, you will shop message, instead of a time for family, friends, fellowship, and tradition.