Christmas to New Year's: naming the forgotten week Live
The week between Christmas and New Year's Day is lacking an identity.
The Christmas leftovers have run out. but we're yet to make our New Year's resolutions. For many, it's an extension of the holiday season, but without statutory holidays, many people are also back to work.
CBC host Stephen Quinn took to Twitter to ask listeners what they call the forgotten week.
Listeners chimed in with their own names for the seven days sandwiched between the two holidays.
We need a name for the time between Christmas and New Year's Day. Any suggestions? I vote for "The Great Regret." or "Days of Fear."
Dec. 29, 2014
@CBCEarlyEdition The time between Christmas and New Years might be called the TAINT... t'aint Christmas and t'aint New Years
Some of the suggestions referenced the season's reputation as a time to slow down, voluntarily or not.
Others take it as a time to reflect on the excess of food and shopping that comes with the holidays.
@CBCStephenQuinn Christmastide is the actual name! Could also just be 'the billable period'. #consumerdebt
"The Reset" is what @fredabouttown calls the week between Christmas and New Years.
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@CBCStephenQuinn @CBCEarlyEdition Stir-fry Week (melange of activities w/ friends & family). Or The Holidaze. I'm in a bit of a daze.
@CBCEarlyEdition @CBCStephenQuinn But maybe it should be "No Consumption Week" "Low Consumption Week". Less or little food, alcohol, buying?
For others, it's just another week of work, made more frustrating by those who are still on vacation.
@CBCStephenQuinn I usually go with a simple "Some of us still gotta work" week.
Does this week really need a name? Some say it already has one: