Every year, retailers seem to push the Christmas shopping season farther and farther ahead. And with that, we complain about how we can't find a swimsuit in late summer because the racks are filled with parkas and moon boots!

So why do we go out of our way to Frankenmuth where it's Christmas 361 days a year! Bronner's, the happiest place in America, sells millions of decorations to hundreds of thousands of people annually.

And having survived the trip to Wally's World this weekend with my beautiful wife and daughter for our first family Christmas ornament, I guess my question is; "why I would go anywhere else?"