I like Christmas to come after Thanksgiving. I admit, I tend to start decorating the day after Thanksgiving when it's still November which might be a little too early for some people, but at least Thanksgiving has happened.
These are just some of my random thoughts about the upcoming seasons. Not really anything to do with writing here yet, so let me throw in that I'm working on a new short story entitled "James". It features thirty-year-old James, his supposedly dead mother, and his mother's lover, a Brazilian magician named Raul. It will be a bit strange as so many of my stories are. I intend to play with the dynamics between these three characters. And it isn't going to be happening at Christmas time!