Saturday, November 02, 2013
Posted by Seeking Solace |
One holiday at a time...PLEASE!
It drives me crazy that it's only November 2nd and Christmas is in the air. Some of the madness started even before Halloween. There is a commercial for a craft store that is running which starts out saying it's only one month until Christmas.
Um, no it's not. Did you folks forget that after October comes NOVEMBER?
There's a house in my neighborhood that put up their Christmas lights last week. I'm not taling about orange and purple lights for Halloween. I mean Christmas icile lights!!!
It seems that Thanksgiving is slowly going the route of New Year's Day. A holiday that people don't really care about anymore. New Year's used to be a day where you hung out, watched parades and college bowl games. Now, you shop the continued "After Christmas" sales.
Now, people go shopping ON Thanksgiving. Stores are opening in the early evening so that people can get a jump on all of those wonderful sale items, which there are only three in the store, while plowing over their fellow human being.
Giving thanks my ass!
Thanksgiving is about being with loved ones and being grateful for fact that you are about ground. It's a time to stop the day to day madness...and watch some football, the Macy's parade and the National Dog Show. It is not the time to buy a bunch of crap that will most likely be cheaper closer to Christmas.
Just today, I was shopping the local mall. The Christmas decorations were on full display. Christmas carols could be heard throughout Macy's. I stopped in Bath and Body Works, looking for replacement wallflowers. I like the fall scents that are out, and I wanted to get more. There were slim pickings for the fall scents, but the holiday ones were in full display. Even the Hickory Farms and Calendar kiosks were open for business.
I, for one, refuse to short-change Thanksgiving and the month of November. There will be no Christmas anything until the day after Thanksgiving. It's about time people start giving November and Thanksgiving a little love and respect.
- Seeking Solace
- I am a college professor who is fumbling through the chaos of academia, rheumatoid arthritis, working on my PhD and just being a 40 something woman. I used to be a lawyer, which made me a snarky little person. I have a wonderful Husband and a German Shepherd named Junior. They help keep me sane.
Holler at me
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