As merchants keep trying to pull the holiday season into Labor Day there is (quite rightly) a debate as to when is the appropriate time to start thinking about Christmas. Since moving to Columbus I’ve come up with a simple series of signs which indicate when to roll out the holly.

Don't forget the Egg Nog!

  1. When Starbuck’s starts selling Egg Nog lattes
  2. When Barley’s has a their Christmas keg tapping ceremony
  3. When Kroger start stocking the low-fat eggnog

Two of these conditions have been fulfilled. The third, Barley’s ceremony, is this Thursday, November 17th. Usually, they have a local notable perform the ceremonial tapping of the keg. Last year it was Columbus Crew great Frankie Hedjuk. This year it is going to Jeni of Jeni’s Ice Cream fame. I’m hoping they will let me purchase a growler of this years brew.


A growler for the growler I always say!