In the post, "12 Months of Christmas ...." (Dec. 24), I mentioned a really good video in Stuart Shepard's "Stoplight" series, called "Merry Tossmas". It's a reality check for people who think that "Merry Christmas" is somehow offensive; a protest against retailers' turning Christmas into The Holiday That Dares Not Speak Its Name. I suggested we make a note in our day-timers to start sending that link to retailers and mall managers around Oct. 1, '08, so they can get the message in time to re-think their plans for the coming CHRISTMAS season.
I've just heard from Mr Shepard: the link to "Merry Tossmas" will stay in place indefinitely, so that, when Oct. 1 rolls around, we can put it to work!
So in the mean time, start making your list of email addresses for the malls and stores!