Humour: Got that Christmas feeling

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Christmas is here!

The first signs started to appear a couple of weeks ago, with the emergence of wreaths of simulated pine, sparkling with traditional blue miniature Christmas lights. Last weekend I heard my first Christmas carol. And earlier this week I walked by a department store whose windows were fully dressed in their Christmas displays.

How lucky we are to be able to engage the Spirit so early, unlike our American cousins who are blocked by the Thanksgiving wall. I remember being told that in my grandparent’s time the tree didn’t go up until Christmas eve. How sad.

Nostradamus, the famous 16thC prognosticator, predicted this migration forward in his passage:

When the eclipse of the Sun will then be,
The monster will be seen in full day:
Quite otherwise will one interpret it,
High price unguarded: none will have foreseen it.[1]

No doubt, the monster is in full display and what does it really mean? I certainly I did not foresee this shift! And no one doubts the prices …

But how early can we expect it to go? Will there really be “Christmas in July” as predicted by that movie of the same name? I suspect not. I predict no earlier than Canadian Thanksgiving which generally falls mid October (hmm that’s almost when it started this year).

Happy Christmas!


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