You know, I hate to turn into one of those grumpy old codgers carrying on about how ridiculously long the holiday season has gotten nowadays. Nevertheless, I have to ask: why, when I went to my local Walgreens a full week ago, October 6th, were they already selling Christmas cookies? Christmas cookies, mind, in a store with an entire aisle dedicated to Halloween candy and decorations. Please to explain. I don't want to see the different holidays bleeding into each other like this. By early December, they'll probably have the Easter candy out.