Because, piously, I consider the Presentation of the Lord the end of Christmas. Which isn't until February 2.
Because, piously, I observed Advent as Advent...not Christmas.
Because, piously, I didn't send out Christmas Cards, but rather, Epiphany greetings...in order to piously not interrupt my holy contemplation of Advent.
Because, piously, I waited until after Midnight Mass to set out our Nativity Scene.
Because, piously, I didn't put the tree up until Christmas Morning.
Because, piously, I invited our Christmas Day guests to decorate our tree.
Because...well, gee. It looks so nice!
Because...okay, I kinda like it.
Because...all right. It's cold. The decorations sorta warm the house up a bit.
And the Number 1 Reason Why I Didn't Take Down the Christmas Decorations Today?
Okay, bleep it! Because I'm bleeping LAZY, all right? :-)
Merry Christmas, everybody!