Listening to the radio in the car today, I noticed that the ‘contemporary Christian’ radio station was already done with Chirstmas music and the radio annoucers were talking about the ‘great sales’ in the stores. My 3 year old yelled from the back seat, ‘put on some Christmas music, Daddy, please!’
The madness is over, and now, as Christians over the centuries have done–let’s have a holy Christmas season. The Incarnation can never be put away with the boxes and the presents. There really are twelve days between now and Epiphany and there is every reason to keep singing carols and to keep saying ‘Merry Christmas!’ We are a people healed by that which was assumed, the flesh of Jesus son of Mary, Son of God.