<blockquote><b>Quoting speaktruth2powr:</b>" I really prefer having Thanksgiving and Christmas further apart. It gives me time to re-group and recover ... [snip!] ... and recover from one before heading into the next holiday. Right now I'm planning our annual Christmas Eve Open House!"</blockquote>
I do have to agree with that. And it gives you more time to loose the thanksgiving weight before you pack on the winter holiday weight.