12 December              modified:  Dec. 1, 2019

(Advent, Holiday Shopping, X-mas Lights, The Nutcracker, NFL, NHL, NBA, College Bowls, NCAA Basketball and Hockey, Hanukah, Christmas, New Year’s Eve, etc.)

Family gathering time begins on Thanksgiving Day, and Holiday shopping season begins on the day after Thanksgiving: Thanksgiving Day in November, and Christmas Eve and Christmas Day in December are two big family gathering occasions. The shopping season starts the day after Thanksgiving and ends on Christmas Eve.  X-mas decorations start going up the Day after Thanksgiving (some people may start earlier) and usually stay up till mid-January. Christmas lights are very popular and beautiful. Minneapolis has the TCF Holidazzle (X-mas Lights) Parades.  Many Americans buy gifts like crazy during the holiday season, and some people end up in trouble with paying the credit companies during the next year.

Before Christmas Eve, Christmas parties are very common.  On the last day of the year, New Years Eve parties are really common, followed by both fireworks and noisemaker-noises signaling New Years Day.

The Nutcracker” (Tchaikovsky) ballet
has become a part of the holiday season (between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve)!

NCAA College football Bowl games such as Cotton, Gator, Capital One, Rose, Fiesta, Orange, Sugar, and BCS Championship Game are underway from mid-December through early January.  
Newsletter  14, 18

NFL regular season is winding down while NBA & NHL* regular season and NCAA College Basketball & Hockey regular season are underway.
NHL Lockout 2012-2013?

Davis Cup Final

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