Christmas in Real Time
Have yourself a merry little — Thanksgiving?
Mere days after Halloween, I had the disorienting experience of being bombarded by Christmas music on my car radio. A Charlotte station was blasting both Christian carols and secular music, nearly two months before Christmas day. This calendrically incongruous cacophony was pretty hard to take.
You may know the station or its like. Its sister television station is routinely voted as having the “Most Panic-Mongering Newscast in the Region”: There’s a bridge out in Mecklenburg County. We’ll tell you which one at eleven!
Even before election day, to my gobsmacked horror, I beheld houses with gaudy, garish light displays, allegedly having something to do with Christmas and the birth of Our Lord and Savior.
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