Suldog's blog yesterday about the Christmas madness hitting the local stores earlier and earlier hit a nerve with me. Costco had Xmas decorations up before Halloween. It drives me nuts, I wear ear plugs when I go shopping now. I told the local Paper Store manager that I wouldn't shop there anymore this season because of it.
There are many things I love about Christmas, I look forward to Advent, I enjoy (most) Christmas music - BUT NOT BEFORE THANKSGIVING!
There's a time and a place, and it's too damn early to hear the dreckky Xmas music everywhere. As Suldog wrote:
"I'm a Christian, so I have more than an annoyance factor at work here. I think that cheapening the holiday, by expanding it beyond reasonable bounds, does a world of disservice to my religion. It gives people a false view of it, by making it a greed-fest. However, if you aren’t a Christian, your take on matters is still important; maybe even more so than mine. If you're Jewish, for instance, I'm sure it makes you mad to see your religion's holy days buried beneath this overkill. If you're an atheist, it must truly make you seethe. Let it out. Tell the world that you've had enough."
Suldog has started the "Thanksgiving Comes First" campaign. If enough of us speak up, we can make those stores think again about their ridiculous practices to extend, cheapen, and make every one sick to death of the Christmas holiday. Let the offending stores know that you won't shop there! Stores to boycott are Target, Macy's, Lowe's, and the Paper Store. Please post about this at your website too, spread the word!
Funny comment by Mark Krikorian: "Ah, remember the good old days, when the War on Christmas didn't start until after Thanksgiving?"