I went for a nice walk today at lunch and everywhere I looked, I saw holiday coffees and coffee accessories. Peet's and Starbucks are both offering their holiday blends of coffee - I think there were about three different varieties for Starbucks. Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf had one whole wall of holiday coffees and teas. And even McDonald's is offering a Peppermint Mocha. I love Christmas as much as anybody, but I wanted to at least sample the Starbucks Thanksgiving Blend before I moved on to the next thing. Is this a sign that the recession is over or yet another sign of the commercialization of holidays? At any rate, I won't complain - I get to enjoy my favorite holiday roasts longer each year. I plan to review as many of the 2012 roasts as I can!