Sunday, November 15, 2009

Time for another rant....

And so it begins. Every year at this time is when I get excited yet also begin to twitch. I love the holidays, always have loved the holidays, but there are pieces of the holidays that get on my nerve.

I have posted in recent years different rants about Rudolph, Salvation Army Bell, and Christmas music before Thanksgiving. This year I am going to revisit my Thanksgiving rant.

Now I just want to note that I adore Christmas, especially given that it is the celebration of my Saviors birth and my eternal hope.

Being American I also appreciate Thanksgiving and as Ecclesiastes 5:1 says “There is a time for everything.”



Now I can somewhat understand early marketing for Christmas decorations and such given that it allows consumers a longer period of time over which they can buy…


That does not mean we have to start playing Christmas music the first weekend of November. Nor does it mean that we should not have Thanksgiving items available except at one or two stores two weeks before Thanksgiving but instead having Christmas crap everywhere!

Christmas Crap: noun: definition: Items pertaining to the commercialization of Christmas and fictional characters of Santa Claus, Rudolph and Frosty.

I don’t even think I mind that you wouldn’t have Pilgrims and Indians now but Anglo-Saxon invaders and Innocent Native Americans because of the PC overrule of the world these days. At least that would be better than completely ignoring one of this nation’s founding holidays!!! And yes I know it was not a federal holiday until 1941 but it was celebrated long before that so zip it!

Give Thanksgiving a break people! It already has to compete with the candy and costumes of Halloween and presents and glitter of Christmas without being completely crushed out of existence.

Embrace the orange, yellow, green and brown! Revel in the turkey, dressing, and pumpkin pie! Enjoy leaves, acorns, bales of hay and cornucopias! Wear belt buckles on your hat and large white aprons! Wear braids, feathers and moccasins! Sit back full to the brim and enjoy the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade! Enjoy Thanksgiving Day to the fullest and go to bed thinking you will never eat that much again!

Then…and only then…the next day you can haul out Santa and all his friends.


Anonymous said...

amen sista!

skkmd said...

words from my own heart! did you know that the week we put out halloween decorations for sale, we also put out christmas stuff. half the garden section is dedicated to christmas, we had half an isle for halloween and a rolling cart for thanksgiving. sad. but praise jesus they haven't started in with the christmas music yet. i always get a twitch when the music starts, and i love the old time music, but i swear, the next time i hear britney's version of kissing santa or x-tina's mexican version of silent night, i'm gonna take up sniper position over the contractor's exit!

Angie said...

Don't drive down Brook Highland! There are already houses decorated for Christmas - trees and all! The only time I can see that being remotely okay is if you have a child/family member who will not live to see Christmas or will be deployed before Christmas and you are celebrating early.

One of the biggest offenders is Lifeway. All their stuff was up before Halloween. They of all places should put an emphasis on Thanksgiving!