Because, as you surely know if you've set foot into almost any kind of a store at any time since Saturday, we are now squarely in the Holiday Season.
The entire month of November has been sucked into some sort of temporal vortex, whooshed right out of the calendar: After Halloween comes Christmas.
Now, for years, I have decried the early advent of the Christmas season -- weeks before Advent even starts. (Catholics, at least, will catch the reference; just groan along with them at the feeble play on words.)
Remember the old cliche... I wish every day could be like Christmas?
Well... if retailers get their way... it will. It will at least be the Christmas season.
Ho ho ho! Pass the eggnog!