Do you know what I bought at the grocery store a week ago?
A week ago it was still October. It was still pre-Halloween.
Eggnog doesn't last a long time so the grocery store stocked up on it, knowing that people would buy it, apparently to use as a chaser for all the candy.
And the day after Halloween the drug store was full of candy canes.
Now, don't get me wrong. If the church spent as much time gearing up for the celebration of the birth of Christ, maybe I wouldn't mind as much. And yes, someone has been working on planning the big Christmas Eve service. But we haven't started singing Silent Night yet. We're still looking forward to Thanksgiving. Oh right, you know that day when we sit around and eat all day, but with no presents. (As opposed to Christmas, where people give each other gifts and then sit around and eat all day.)
I guess what gets me is the over-commercialization of "the world," and the under-recognition of the church. Does anyone else see this?