Here is a piece I wrote for Masslive on the War on Christmas.
Here’s an easy experiment that you can do at home to decide for yourself whether there is a War on Christmas in this country. Easy experiment, anyone can do it. Are you ready?
Try to sit it out.
Really. Try to sit out Christmas. Go ahead. Just try. Crawl into bed in mid-November, cover yourself with quilts and blankets, stick your fingers in your ears and hum the 1812 Overture at full volume until January first. It won’t matter. The relentless tinkle of Christmas music will find a way to insinuate itself into your brainpan. There is no hole deep enough to escape the malevolent ear worm that is “Have a Holly Jolly Christmas.”