Eh, Homer actually DID something and set the RE:memo?<quoted text>
What better time to compete with a pagan celebration?
The end of December is a dreary time weather-wise. A little cheer, good will and pretty lights is a good way to lift spirits.
It's become too commercialized, but people also reach out a lot more to help others.
You have to see the good over the bad.
My Christmas tree, by the way (and a lot of other people's too I imagine), is just a reminder of memories. Each ornament has a signficance of Christmas in years past or handmade by a loved one, myself or my daughter. I always put little white bows, small ceramic apples and candy canes on my tree too. And, of course, white lights. It's more meaningful to me that way anyway.
Speaking of Christmas, only four more days until carol's Christmas video countdown...sure hope I don't disappoint.