On Starting the Holiday Season

For me, the start of the holiday season is not about the day after Thanksgiving. It’s not about hearing holiday music on the radio. (We in Cincinnati have access to the first station in the nation to convert to an all-holiday format on November 1st).

No, it’s also not when stores quickly replace their Halloween displays with Christmas decoration items. Nor is it about being flooded with TV commercials and newspaper ads and flyers. It’s not about the latest Trans Siberian Orchestra music or the host of holiday television specials. It’s not about seeing the lights in the neighborhood or developing a gift list.

Thanks to the vast repertoire at YouTube, I can now see what serves as the official start of my holiday season because there’s nothing better than Santa on a Norelco.