Thanksgiving: A Roadbump to Christmas?

Monday, November 24, 2008

Thanksgiving is coming, but I feel bombarded by Christmas everywhere I go? Is there no respect for one of the most selfless holidays of the year? Where did Thanksgiving go? Now, don't get me wrong, I LOVE, I LOVE, I LOVE Christmas. It truly is the most wonderful time of the year! But I feel like Thanksgiving and all that it stands for has just become a road bump to the holiday of gifts and sales and merchants' wonderlands.
I guess you could say I'm a purist. I don't decorate for Christmas until AFTER (usually the day after) Thanksgiving.

I'm curious, when do most of you guys choose to begin decorating? Am I just taking this thing too far?

For now, I'll wish you a Happy Thanksgiving... and I'll leave the Merry CHRISTmas for a few more days down the road...

2 comments:

Michael L November 25, 2008 at 8:22 AM  

It makes me sick when "Big Box" stores put out their Christmas decorations and merchandise right after Halloween, sometimes before. I don't know where Thanksgiving went, but apparently, according to the capitalists, it doesn't exist as it doesn't make a profit on merchandise. < /rant >

Anyways, I too am a "purist" as you say and wait until after Thanksgiving to decorate for Christmas. You'll probably see me up on a ladder this weekend, putting up the lights and hanging on for dear life...

Have a great Thanksgiving!

Anonymous,  November 28, 2008 at 8:20 PM  

Yep, I'm a "purist" as well. It seems only at church does anyone really make a big deal out of this National holiday.....unless you count all those "Thanksgiving Day sales", etc! Don't get me wrong, I'm all for saving money the day after Thanksgiving (or whenever I can), but it just seems wrong to see Christmas trees in Wal-mart in October. I do not decorate for Christmas until the Sat. after Thanksgiving. Maybe our country's recession will bring some people back to thinking about what is really important: God, family, friends, health and safety.

Happy Thanks and Giving!
Sherry

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