Ok once again it is time for the yearly rant on Thanksgiving. If you are unaware of my feelings on the holidays, you can click here , here and here for more info.
I was speaking with what I thought was a friend of mine and he admitted to one of the most heinous crimes in my book.....He started putting up his Christmas lights!!
Ohhh...the sacrilege....the horror! It is bad enough that each year Wal-Mart starts playing Christmas music at the beginning of Nov. but then this year they had Christmas Trees out BEFORE Labor Day! UGH UGH UGH!!!
Now my ...friend...if I can even bring myself to call him that anymore says he is putting up those unlit (He tried to use this defense but unlit or not doesn't matter!) plastic electric symbols of Christmas BEFORE Thanksgiving even has a chance to be celebrated!
Come on AMERICA! Thanksgiving is our own special holiday that no other country celebrates like we do!! We dress our children as fowl, Pilgrims, and Indians (yes I am not P.C.) and have them sing corny songs about horns of plenty, and then we gather with our families and consume large amounts of food whilst fighting over Football or the Macy's Parade on the television!
It is Thanksgiving that is the threshold of the holiday season! It is the monumental, gunshot beginning to the chaos that builds to a crest and explodes with the champagne corks on New Years Eve!
BUT! We are allowing places like...Wal-Mart!....to overlook such an important day! We are slowly suffocating the all important Turkey Day with Christmas trees, music, lights, and Santa Claus! We are being brainwashed with the idea that we won't have sufficient time after Thanksgiving to put out any and all Christmas decorations so we are giving in to the idea of just overlooking such a precious and all American holiday.
We need to take a stand! Get back that important day o' Turkey! Take a vow with me Americans that you will not bring forth anything associated with Christmas to be put out as decoration until after Thanksgiving day is over! Reclaim that Horn O' Plenty spirit and scalp the idea that Christmas is a two month deal!
Who is with me?