Holiday MathematicsRemember, each day you subtract one day from the "X days until Christmas" or annoying "Only X more shopping days left" equations, it means people are getting more and more and more stressed out and unpleasant.
Today in town, I saw the minister of my church and the minister-in-training having lunch at the same restaurant where I was eating with a friend who works in retail. He's having a hellish week. Seeing them, was a great reminder that this is supposed to be a BLESSED and HAPPY holiday ("HOLY DAY", right?) season -- not a stress-yourself-out Fest!