What is it with holidays in America? Retail stores begin pimping for Christmas in August, Fourth of July fireworks go on sale in April, and some parents have taken to hiding Easter eggs in February (yuck). Yes, the slow, persistent holiday creep is so all-encompassing that even bars have gotten in on the deal -- their most cherished national holiday, St. Patrick's Day, is now celebrated twice per year instead of just in March, as God (and a certain Saint Patrick) so... More >>>