Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Where the Hell did Thanksgiving go?

Since last week I've seen a constant stream of Christmas commercials on TV. Gifts to buy, shows to watch, the whole she'bang. I can't even walk into my favorite stores without being bombarded with twinkling lights, fake snow and cheesy ornaments.

Now, I love Christmas just as much as the next, but I happen to enjoy Thanksgiving. It seems that big business wants us to slide quickly past November and into full-fledged shopping mode.

But what about yummy turkey and spicy pumpkin pie? What about family sitting down around the table without the pressure of gift giving and just be thankful for each other? Have we forgotten this holiday in favor of the commercial pressure that comes with December?

I'm taking a stand, right here and now. I refuse to participate in ANY Christmas activities until Thanksgiving's feast has digested in my tummy. I will not shop, watch or listen to any Christmas hoopla.

If you need me, I will be dreaming of falling leaves, eating warm dutch apple pies and making pine cone turkeys with glitter.

7 comments:

Lump said...

I'm not even ready for the holidays!! and I probably won't be until the very last minute. haha!

littleeverydaythings said...

I'm with you. I wish we could have a little peacefulness before Christmas instead of "hitting the ground running." Let's just close our eyes to all of the hoopla :) At least until after Thanksgiving!

Chelle said...

I agree. There were Christmas carols playing over the loudspeakers in WalMart the other night. ALREADY!

I'm boycotting Christmas until after Thanksgiving, too.

Posey said...

I'm with you. I took the escalator to the second floor of Macy's last night and when I stepped off, there it was -- Christmas Wonderland. There were trees and lights and snow and things spinning around. It was just too much!

sandy said...

Man , I just wish the world would slow down. I'm never ready for Christmas until the very last minute, even though it's forced upon us at Halloween.

KDLOST said...

lol... i am so excited about t-giving, but at this point i must admit i am getting some christmas cd's out too. i am trying to slow it down, though... no sense in jumping the gun, then that just ruins it. :) heck, i am just excited about holidays in general...

Toots said...

Thank you! I agree completely!!! And thanks for popping by! :-)