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Web letter: Season not only begins too early; it ends too early

Although I certainly agree with the sentiment in Robert Hollenberg’s letter “Holiday encroachment increasing by the year,” (Dec.3), I just offer a correction from my point of view.

For people of many Christian faith traditions, Christmas does not begin after Thanksgiving, it begins at midnight on Dec. 25 and runs until Jan. 6, the actual season of Christmas popularized in the carol “The Twelve Days of Christmas.” Jan. 6 marks Epiphany, when the Wise Men arrived in Bethlehem. The period preceding Christmas is called Advent, a wonderful time of prayer, preparation and reflecting on scriptural promises.

It breaks my heart on Dec. 26 to not be able to listen to Christmas carols on the radio and to see many Christmas trees absent from windows; even our wonderful downtown Christmas lights go dark on Jan. 1. As Andy Williams sings, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” So let’s enjoy it for its full duration.

TERRY BROBERG-SWANGIN Fort Wayne

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