Oh Christmas Tree?

The mall above which my office building sits has put up its Christmas tree and other holiday decorations, and it’s not even Thanksgiving yet! They completely skipped over the Thanksgiving holiday and went right for the big money. In fact, in order to compete with Walmart and other department stores, this mall (a high-end mall) is opening at 5 AM on the Friday after Thanksgiving. I didn’t think people were able to wake up that early after consuming all of that Tryptophan.

Published by Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Falls Church, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.