During recent years it seems that everything is being promoted earlier and earlier. Back-to-school supplies are being offered for sale in July. People start speculating about the next season in sports without even taking a break from the last. Christmas is no exception.
It seems that this year, as soon as Halloween was over, some people started getting into the Christmas spirit. Christmas songs started playing, people started hanging up lights, people started buying gifts, yada yada yada. All of these things are all fine and good.
BUT NOT BEFORE THANKSGIVING.
Seriously? Is it really that hard to wait until after Thanksgiving to start spreading the Christmas cheer? To me, starting to prepare for Christmas in mid-November is disrespecting Thanksgiving. Americans must have forgotten that without the Native Americans to help them through their first winter, the Pilgrims would not have celebrated the first Thanksgiving, and we would not be here. At least not the way we are right now.
Preparing for Christmas before even celebrating Thanksgiving is blowing off one of the more important national holidays to celebrate something most people probably don’t know the true meaning of.
So come on. Every holiday has its time. Stop robbing Peter to pay Paul and pay more attention to that holiday on the last Thursday in November, and then AFTER THAT you can celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.
What? You didn’t know that that’s what Christmas is all about? Pathetic.
Oh, and this is my post for the week. Don’t expect one tomorrow.