If bright lights and busy stores are a reliable sign, Mississippi is gearing up for a joyous Christmas season. Perhaps I am just more attentive this year but it sure seems to me that folks have outdone themselves on outside decorations. Preliminary reports from malls and retail stores indicate that this year is likely to surpass last year, which was a record-setter. The glorious message of brotherly love and peace on earth has us inundated with joy and thanksgiving.
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