In Defense of Thanksgiving

I posted this to Facebook. I was my second try at taking out my frustrations on Christmas Creep. I called out a number of specific violations, but never tagged those offenders or really did anything about it. This one wasn’t as strong as the original.


In defense of Thanksgiving:

In order to reclaim Thanksgiving as a national holiday, we at the Defense of Thanksgiving Tradition Society hereby proclaim a moratorium on the following:

There will be no Christmas music until at least Thursday night. Seriously 102.1FM??

There is no reason for a Countdown to the 25 Days of Christmas. The 25 Days of Christmas IS a countdown. And it occurs in December. Don’t get greedy ABC Family. Oh, and by the way, Finding Nemo, Harry Potter and Willy Wonka have nothing to do with Christmas.

The Lexus “December To Remember” Sale occurs in December. What’s so hard to understand? It’s got December right there in the title! And Back off Acura, who the hell is buying someone a car as a present for Christmas anyway?

There shall be no Christmas Tree Lighting Events until we’ve properly digested our Thanksgiving meal. Got that Crocker Park? And don’t look so smug Downtown Cleveland. You just made it.

Thanksgiving is a great American holiday. It combines food, football and drunken relatives. Thanksgiving is not an afterthought and we demand it’s return to eminence as an actual holiday celebrated in November.

No more will we tolerate the retailers who insist on pushing us from “Trick or Treat” to “O Christmas Tree” without stopping so much as to smell the turkey.