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Indeed it is, and will be until the Baptism of the Lord which this year falls on January 13! Thanks for the reminder. Happy New Year!Oh - I love that poem you posted the other day.
At Mass on Sunday, the priest told us that an acquaintance of his, an employee of the archdiocese, posted a Facebook status on Dec 26 saying she was so glad Christmas was over. Pause. "I hope she hasn't friended her boss."I think that the extended Christmas season after the 25th is really only enjoyable if you've been pretty strict about doing Advent-not-Christmas throughout December. I mean, who can be intensely festive for six weeks straight?
Oh, I know. I always have a hard time not running out of steam, even having observed a fairly austere Advent. This year we've been out of town since New Year's, and I find that I am kind of glad that the tree and everything will still be up when we get home (and that I don't have to stress about taking it down until the weekend!). Usually I have to make myself keep it up through Epiphany. After the first day, though, we do settle into quieter mode -- we eat too much and laze around and do exactly what we want to do, which I guess is festive enough. I've never quite had it together enough to do major celebrations for each day/saint's feast in the whole season. Ss. Stephen, John, et al. get leftovers . . . which again are festive in their own way.
I should hope it is - I've only just finished sending my Christmas cards!
Christmas cards? Hm. Maybe I should take a picture of all four of my children together with the tree, before we take it down . . . that would be a start . . .
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