Have you received yours yet? You know…all those high-gloss “holiday” catalogs wishing you “Happy Holidays,” encouraging you to “beat the holiday rush,” and purchase your “holiday greeting cards and gifts?”

Why can’t they just say it? Merry Christmas. Or for a real reminder as we approach the “holiday season”…Mary. Christ. Mass.

I’m with Stuart Shepherd. I think I’ll just toss them. I have to hide them anyway from the children, as the toy catalog has such capacity to bring out the “green-eyed monster” in my blue-eyed children. Little hearts and minds should never be seduced by slick advertising and yet they often are.