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Byline: Rich Brooks
It's Christmas in July.
No, I haven't lost my jingle bells. Nor has the icing slipped off my Christmas cookies.
But at our house, we are carrying out a holiday tradition five months early.
We're throwing out our Christmas trees.
As I write this, they are parked near the street, awaiting the ride to their final resting place: the landfill.
Some folks boast of finishing their holiday shopping early. But, I've never heard of anyone brag about pitching the Christmas trees before marketers warm up their holiday sales campaigns, which usually begin in September.
It wasn't meant to be like this. I …