|"What is this?"|
In northern New England, there is a small chain of year-round Christmas retailers called Christmas Loft stores (not to be confused with New England’s Christmas Tree Shops, which are just unthemed discount stores with out-dated branding, the popularity of which I’m in a bit of a fog about).
But, with few exceptions, Christmas is a sad thing anywhere in any other season but its own, so I usually have no use for year-round Christmas stores. It’s like a kid having to walk through his empty grade school building in July. There’s something perverse about it. However, at two of the four Christmas Lofts, they’ve figured out a way to make Christmas fit nicely into any of the squares on the calendar, no matter which page.