Every year around this time, I get very itchy about the false notes of consumerism and commercialization invading the holiday celebrations. I tried to address these issues in my two most recent Pacifica Tribune columns (see "Day of Discontent" items):
Give me 12 Days of Christmas, ending with Epiphany. Why not!? Some people spend a lifetime seeking an epiphany. Why not have one every January 6?
Or Plan B: convert to Judaism, which celebrates Hannukah over eight giftable days.
Next year I plan to renounce the Madison Avenue one-day Christmas and go old school. Spread the cheer. Spread the word.
John Maybury, Editor & Publisher