I actually saw that Christmas tree three days earlier. On Thursday, November 6th.
And folks, I walked by that same window tonight and I can report that the Christmas tree is still up.
Still fully decorated. Still lit.
To the People in the Apartment on Cornelia Near the Lake: Christmas is over! The holidays are done! Get a fucking life! Take down the tree!
My mother suggested I gather together some friends, walk over to the apartment, stand under the window and sing Christmas carols. Incessantly.
Who's with me?