You would think the Christmas season is solely about storming a shopping mall to stand in line to get a cheap TV.
There are actually non-competitive, traditional events suggesting Christmas is still Christmas.
There is the parade today in Watertown. It's a simple, traditional gathering of marchers, homemade floats and local businesses ushering in the season.
Up at the Thompson Park Zoo there are special weekend activities as the facility is decked out or the holidays.
Next Friday the Christmas Tree lighting ceremony is held on Public Square.
Quietly in many venues and events, the season is celebrated while the MSM fixates on the commercialism and occasional bad behavior associated with "Black Friday", a name that suggests the celebration of the birth of Christ should somehow have a dark side.
Enjoy the parade today.
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