Despite manic warnings from some in the Fox News chattering class, the Christmas season is alive and well in the US.
From Thanksgiving, an American holiday celebrating the secret joy of gluttony, to New Year’s Day, the country is awash in all forms of Jesus’ birthday celebrations.
Christmas joy, from holy to secular, is perfectly distilled in cities. In 2010 December, New York Times columnist David Brooks said the following:
‘In the city, you’ve got trees for sale on the street. You’ve got the vendors selling hot chestnuts. You’ve got the Christmas windows…’