For those confused by the commercialism of Christmas and complexity of Christmas family and/or other rituals....I bought some decorations today at 50% off. Fine. However, the Christmas season just started on the eve of the 24th...it continues for 8 days until the feast of Epiphany!! I added the half-price decorations to my the little Xmas train....which is running at full blore, thanks...and will continue to run for the entire Octave of Christmas. Oh, and before Christmas was Advent. Wow....pop culture is sure out of sync!!!! Just an observation...not a complaint. I mean, 50% off is 50% off!!! I'm sure if retailers could find a way to cash in on the entire Octave, they'd waste no time in doing so. I'd better shut up!!!