Seasonal Cheer is Here. Bah Humbug or Happy Holidays?

by Tim Regan November 24, 2015 at 3:00 pm 0

Dupont Santa in window

Thanksgiving is in two days, but the holiday season is basically here already.

Businesses are already airing out the jingle-jangly holiday playlists. Multicolored tinsel and oddly placed red bows are appearing on light poles. Everything tastes like peppermint now. The annual War On Christmas™ debate will soon reach its feverish climax.

Shaw gets a tree-lighting ceremony this Saturday and Columbia Heights has one next week. The zoo will light up on Friday. Snowy holiday window displays are popping up across the city. Holiday-themed improv shows and markets are coming together. Ice rinks are opening.

For some, this is the most wonderful time of the year. For others, it’s a saccharine capitalist drum beat of buy, eat, celebrate.

What do you think? Let us know in the poll below. And if you feel strongly either way, please yell at us in the comments.


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