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Too much Christmas

Letter to the Editor | Monday, November 12, 2007

I’m as fed up as the next Domer with the hypercommercialization of the birth of Our Lord. Like any good Domer, I have a ready solution: More Catholicism. The Church begins preparations for Christmas exactly four Sundays before the feast day with the season of Advent. By the laws of mathematics and the Gregorian calendar, this means Advent cannot start sooner than Nov. 27 nor later than Dec. 3. If we can confine our jovial merriment and frenzied consumerism to the appointed dates, we should be sick of the holiday at just the right time.

In response to Katie Kohler’s column yesterday, where she laments that Christmas is over after she opens her presents and goes to Mass on Dec. 25, I would like to take this opportunity to remind the student body that the Christmas season continues until the Epiphany (Jan. 6, the 12th day of Christmas … what, you thought it was just a song?).

John Gorski


Stanford Hall

Nov. 12