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Always Winter and Rarely Christmas

 I have a petition. Since the date of observed Christmas is arbitrary and almost certainly not the season of the actual nativity, why not change the date of Christmas to, say, Feb 1st? We could have a full two months of Christmas season without worrying about "bumping up" against Thanksgiving. And lest you worry that January holidays would get the short shrift, remember that New Years is already in the middle of the 12 Days of Christmas and it does alright for itself. We could have lights up a little longer in these long, dark nights, and more time to have parties with family and friends. You'd have plenty of time for Christmas shopping and Christmas cards. And when Christmas is over, you can get out the Valentine's decorations.  While I'm waiting for YouGov to take off on this idea, I've been reading and thinking a lot about what to do with the almost three months of winter after Christmas is over. I wouldn't say I suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder,