Tuesday, October 7, 2008
THANKSGIVING COMES FIRST! or I’m thinking of an orange Thanksgiving . . .
. . .just like the ones I used to know. Where holidays were holidays and kept within their respective months and not celebrated by commercialization several seasons in advance . . .
THANKSGIVING COMES FIRST!
Sorry for the uproar. No, wait. This time I am not sorry. I am not sorry for hacking up a Christmas song to illustrate my point. How many of us has gone into a store, ready to buy a box of Stove-Top stuffing for our deceased gobbler bird only to hear off-key carolers droning their noels over the p.a. system? We do have a holiday before the buying season of Christmas, and we call it Thanksgiving: the holiday giving thanks for our lives and our families and not what blue light special is going on in the local Kmart.
Okay. For everybody who is completely confused over what I’m talking about, blogging buddy Jim has a campaign called "Thanksgiving Comes First." I have included a brief excerpt below. Please visit and join the campaign. Because I know I’m sick of the money-hungry corporations shoving the Xmas holiday down my throat even before I can get the dry turkey down.
If you believe, as I do, that Thanksgiving should play out before Christmas; that Christmas carols should not be heard on the radio before at least Thanksgiving evening; that advertisers who dare to encroach upon Thanksgiving with their hideous advertisements should be told in no uncertain terms that you will not shop at their establishments; that malls who put Santa Claus on display before Veterans Day should be made ashamed of themselves; then please consider doing what I'm going to ask of you.
Should you be as incensed as I am concerning Christmas schlock, please post a "Thanksgiving Comes First" entry on your blog. Write from the heart. Everybody who visits your blog will know how you feel. Perhaps they'll also write about it, and so will their friends, and so on. I hope that, if enough of us do this, we might make some small impact.Please title your post
"Thanksgiving Comes First". If we all do that, it will make a bigger impact. If you wish to reference this post, or other posts with a similar title, please do so. It isn't mandatory. I'm not looking to drive people to my blog; I'm just trying to make a difference concerning something that truly rankles me.