It is not difficult to remember that Christmas is on December 25 (easier than remembering how many days are in the current month). However, remembering that Christmas falls on December 25 is only half the battle. What if you are not sure what day of the week it is, much less day of the month? These sorts of questions likely led to the rise of important internet projects such as isitchristmas.com. Some people are tackling Christmas questions in the analogue realm. See, for example, a home deep in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, near the Carroll Gardens-Red Hook border:
Here, we have a Christmas countdown clock being held up by two small snowmen apparently being presented by a bigger snowman. Unfortunately, the red LED numbering did not come through in my picture – but rest assured that the countdown clock does actually work as intended.
The snowman countdown clock had been up in previous years, but I do not walk past the location often so I had neglected to capture it for The New Leaf Journal. However, since I do not walk past it every day, I will have to stay abreast of the day of the week and month to ensure that I am not the last to know when December 25 arrives.