I think Christmas comes around way too quickly, requires too much work, follows Thanksgiving too closely and lingers far too long into the New Year.
It seems like I don't even get the Thanksgiving marathon of cooking, dishes and leftovers out of the way until I am working on Christmas. Then you blink and you are having a New Year's celebration.
You can't mess with Thanksgiving or New Year's because that would foul up the whole football season and the bowl games.
Wouldn't it be better to delay Christmas officially?
I really think Christmas could be put on leap year.
It makes perfect sense. It could still be on December 25. The leap year has an extra day anyway. You would have three years to shop and pay off Christmas bills. You would have three years to vacuum the pine needles and glitter out of the carpet. Your kids would be good a sick of their toys. Think how different the photos would be. You would have three years to loose the weight you gain during the holiday season. People would not be tempted to stick out a bad relationship just to get through the holiday season. You would only have to put up with Christmas stuff out in the stores starting in Halloween every fourth year. You might potentially miss a couple of ill-matched or annoying short-term relatives, you know, the ones that only last a year or two. Even the Macy's parade could probably use the extra time.
I like it. When I am Queen Christmas will only happen every four years. Like a presidential election.......look how well that is working out.