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Seriously. Someone is promoting “Half Christmas” as a holiday.

Think of the possibilities. The shopping season could go through the entire year instead of starting on Halloween. Bill O’Reilly would actually have year around content (though “Merry Half Christmas” is kind of awkward). Commercials would run endlessly (oh, wait….).

A petition at the White House:

We petition the Obama Administration to:

formally recognize Half Christmas on June 25 as a national American holiday.

Over the past few years, Half Christmas has become a widely adopted and culturally beloved summer holiday. June 25 is a day to gather with your friends and loved ones in a celebration of one another. The holiday is inclusive to all, regardless of religion, color, creed or any other attribute which distinguishes us as individuals. Driven by a younger generation of Americans, this holiday makes innovative use of social media, bringing together not just traditional friends and family but actually connecting participants on a larger scale in joint celebration. Since most holidays emphasizing family and togetherness occur near the end of the year, Half Christmas promotes positive values during summer months, offering a timely opportunity to remind ourselves of the important things in life.

Created: Jun 25, 2013

Issues: Civil Rights and Liberties, Family

Signatures needed by July 25, 2013 to reach goal of 100,000 99,479

Total signatures on this petition 521

Over five hundred people signed on to it. Yes, we’re doomed.