That’s enough Christmas for one year.

Christmas is here at last! 

Aaaaand it’s gone. 

At least that’s what the stores look like.  The after-Christmas sales are just about done and all of the Valentine's Day stuff is coming out. 

The Church took her time getting to Christmas.  And she's in no hurry to leave.  So while everybody else has Christmas trees on the curb, the Church is just getting started. 

Which means?  All the Christmas stuff that was still in church last Sunday (Holy Family) was no accident.  And it'll still be there this Sunday. 

Because there's a lot more to Christmas than Christmas Eve/Christmas Day.  Christmas gets its own liturgical season (Christmastide).  And it's not even half over. 

More on this tomorrow. 

Readings for Epiphany