Here is a picture I took last night (Halloween). I'm not sure if you can make it out, but it consists of jack-o-lanterns in front of a house with christmas lights and a fully decorated tree in the window. If children can wait until Christmas Day to open presents, can't adults wait until December to throw up the tree? This is how the magic fades. Where ever the meaning of life lies, suburbia sucks you in the other direction.
Ok, ok. So you are right. I sound negative. Trust me, I do it for a good cause.