Christmas in October?

Mike Gallagher

11/9/2006 12:15:36 PM - Mike Gallagher

Settling in to watch a TV show the other night, I was disgusted to see a department store TV commercial that was a full-blown Christmas spot.  I mean, we're talking snow, Christmas tree, the familiar carol music, the whole works.  The date?  October 29th.

Can we just knock it off?  Christmas is coming earlier and earlier every year.  The charming little town square where I live now all all it's Christmas lights up -- and running.  It's only the first week of November, for cryin' out loud.

Over the past few years, conservatives have mounted a successful rally against the secularization of Christmas.  Fox News Channel's John Gibson even wrote a book last year about "the war on Christmas."

I'm all for that battle and let's keep fighting.  But let's include the lousy trend of force-feeding this special time of year down our throats earlier and earlier.

Celebrating Christmas from October until January completely ruins the sprit of the season.