Maybe I missed the memo, but from where I sat, December 2009 was the holiday season of less red and more purple. Everywhere I would have expected to see jolly people wearing red sweaters, they wore purple. Okay, not everywhere, but lots of places, even in Columbus, Ohio.
Purple makes me happy. I have nothing against red; I like red a lot. But there’s something intrinsically better about purple. It’s more moody, more saturated, more winey. Bacchus would probably agree, and who am I to disagree with Bacchus?
Yes, I am of Prince’s “Purple Rain” generation, so there’s that, too.