What Happened to Thanksgiving?
Thanksgiving, the holiday in which we celebrate the pilgrims coming to America! Thanks Hot Mama for setting me straight that, in a moment of stupidity, the pilgrims landed in the Massachusetts and not the Caribbean. Give me a break we just had Columbus Day, so I was thinking about him. It is a holiday in which food is king and spending time with family is queen. Also a holiday that is now getting blurred by Black Friday and Christmas.
I will admit the deals on Black Friday are great. Even I have been accused of going to Hell-Mart on Black Friday, but not to get any of the deals that everyone was waiting in line for. I remember waking up early and getting to the stores an hour after they opened so we beat the initial rush to the best deals. Now, if I wanted to get to the stores an hour after they opened it would be 1am in the morning. Target and Best Buy are opening up at midnight (and I’m sure I’m forgetting one that is opening at 6pm on Thanksgiving) Meaning, tons of people are waiting outside the stores since about noon on Thanksgiving. Does anyone see anything wrong about this? Thanksgiving is about family, it shouldn’t be spent in a line waiting to get $200 off of a store brand HDTV that will only last a couple years. I’m sure we will hear the one story about a whole family that spent their holiday in line and had a company cater their thanksgiving meal to them as they freeze their butts off in front of a Best Buy. Add into the mix commercials like this…
Thanks Rebecca Black, you have done it again, I wish you and your family the best holiday season too.
I played my first Christmas movie the other day. It wasn’t for me, but for the Kid and that was only because it was about Barney, so it really doesn’t count. To me you can’t start thinking about Christmas, until after Thanksgiving dinner. Do NOT turn your lights on at your house until that night. Do NOT put a tree up until that night. And for God’s sake do NOT turn on Christmas music until after dinner that night! I won’t get started on the radio stations that play Christmas music for 24 hours a day 7 days a week starting 3 days before Halloween. I will make an exception to this, if your on a budget and have to start shopping for presents before Thanksgiving to help spread out the cost. I am ok with putting up holiday decorations on the house while it is nice out, but again do NOT turn them on until after Thanksgiving.
Maybe, I’m just becoming that old man who is yelling at kids to get off his lawn. But Thanksgiving is now becoming completely forgotten and Black Friday is now the National Holiday. Christmas might as well be in October now since stores are putting up their decorations in September! Please bring back Thanksgiving!
Posted on November 21, 2011, in Uncategorized and tagged Baby, Best Buy, Black Friday, Child, Christmas, Columbus Day, Dad, Family, father, home, Kids, Life, mom, Mother, parenting, Pilgrim, Thanksgiving, vacation. Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.