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Daily Poll: How do you feel about Christmas on a Sunday?

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The Daily Catch - published on 12/19/16

This Christmas falls on a Sunday, a fact that spurred Tom Hoopes to share a conversation he had with one of his offspring. He tries to explain to a kid why Christmas doesn’t really fit in any day of the week. Some of it was a stretch but there were some good points:

“Think of the absurdity of Christmas on a Monday,” I said. “Umm … not feeling it,” said my offspring. “How long will Week 4 of Advent be this year?” I asked. “Duh. A week long.” “That’s right, but when Christmas is on a Monday how long is Week 4 of Advent?” “Ah-ha. Just one day. Just that Sunday. You’re right! That is weird.” “And how about Christmas on Tuesday?” I asked. “What about it?” “What is the Monday before a Christmas Tuesday?” “Christmas Eve.” “And what is the day before that?” “A Sunday Mass day.” “It’s too much, all in a row like that.” “Hmmm,” thought the child. “It does seem stupid to have Christmas on a Tuesday.” “Totally,” I said. “But don’t say stupid. Say ‘silly.’” “Whatever. Christmas on Tuesday is silly.

Time for the most straight forward poll we’ve ever run on the Daily Catch!




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