The reason for the season is Jesus.
And eating. Down south, the local grocery store's flyer this week:
Chitterlings, sometimes spelled chitlins in vernacular, are the intestines and rectum of a pig that have been prepared as food. They are a type of offal.
Offal don't begin to say it.
Things you will not hear me say at Christmas dinner: "Please pass the chitlins."
'But they're pre-cleaned!'
Where's Andrew Zimmern when you need him?!"