Last year, shortly after a relatively obscure holiday celebrated on the 25th day of this month by a small but significant minority of approximately 95 percent of Americans, I wrote:
Last year, I felt that Christmas was fading in popularity. This year, I feel a bit more reassured. Next year? It’s about 340 days too soon to tell of course, but it will be interesting to see if stores and government, but local and national, have learned anything from the outcry this year.
USA Today reports that some folks have gotten the message: