Despite what the well-respected, fact-bound, paragons of virtue like Bill O’Reilly and One Million Moms (really about 35) say, there is no War On Christmas. It’s a War On Thanksgiving.
From the day after Halloween, the stores are already displaying their Christmas goods. It’s Christmas 24-7 from then on.
They plow right over Thanksgiving as if it weren’t like the best fricken’ holiday! No presents, just food. EVERYONE can celebrate Thanksgiving . You don’t even have to say Happy Holiday! You can boldly proclaim Happy Thanksgiving!
Besides, Thanksgiving has pie, and lots of it.
I have nothing against Christmas. I love Christmas. But I think it’s being a little hoggie here. It already has 12 days (13 if you’re Italian and do it up on Christmas Eve).
Black Friday has been the official start of the Christmas season for most of my life. I have never enjoyed the sport of it, but influential members of my family have made a tradition out of being at the mall on that day, so I go. I can get through it because my only agenda is to observe as if I am not of this planet.
But the last straw is this shopping ON Thanksgiving crap. Thanksgiving is the holiday I host and I put a lot into it. I would pummel any member of my family if they left the table early to go get some shopping deals. (Who am I kidding? No member of my family ever leaves the table.)
So, this post is for Thanksgiving. It’s up well in advance of the holiday and could very well stay up clear through Black Friday (which is officially Eat Pie for Breakfast Day. Really.)!
What do you do on Thanksgiving?
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