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Chris Erskine: 12 days is plenty, don't you think?

Half the outdoor lights don't work. That's OK, since I'm only half motivated to put them up. It's too early for Christmas.

The holiday season should be limited to 12 days, as per the song. Six days leading up to Dec. 25, six days after, all the way through New Year's Eve. That would be the ideal holiday season - sparkly, festive and self-contained.

Lately, America does everything too long: baseball season, election cycles, the Oscars.

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