Now is NOT the time for holiday shopping

Candles and a jack-o-lantern carved with the face of the Grinch.
Photo by Andreas Avgousti on Unsplash

Halloween and Diwali are behind us, and it appears all the stores and advertisers and websites are operating on the same schedule: it’s time for Christmas shopping.

Argh.

Can we just put a pin in all this consumption mania, just for once? Please?????