I know, I know, you're focused on Thanksgiving right now. Just bookmark this for next week.
Advent is coming! I always feel a little silly saying that, because the word "advent" actually means "coming." But that's how life is when you're In Charge of Stuff: you even have to plan about planning ahead. So, if you haven't looked it up yet, the first Sunday in Advent is Dec. 2, which is less than two weeks away.
We do try to put off celebrating Christmas until it's actually almost Christmas. I claim this is because it would be a violation of the integrity of the spirit of penance and preparation to behave as if Christmas has already arrived; but actually my main reason is that my...READ MORE