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.
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