Sunday, October 31, 2010

Thanksgiving comes first!


My friend Joanna, from The Fifty Factor posted something last week that I agree with. It has to do with Christmas, and the way the advertisers push it on us, earlier every year. Don't get me wrong. I love Christmas. I even like to do my shopping early, so I can enjoy the season. I also love Christmas music. However - seeing decorated trees in October along with ads pushing sales is not right. What happened to really celebrating Thanksgiving, instead of thinking of the Christmas sales?
I feel that we need to take time to be thankful, before we jump into Christmas music and decorations!
Blogger Jim Sullivan is taking a position on this annoying trend. He is standing up to premature "holiday cheer" hitting the malls and tv commercials way too early. I'm joining him and you can too!
If you want to join in, write your own post about this; title it Thanksgiving comes first. You are welcome to use the picture above if you want to.

15 comments:

Kayren, Pink Daisy Girl said...

I got a call back around July 4th from Hallmark. They were notifying me of an ornament preview that was coming up that holiday weekend. In July! It's just so crazy.

Just Mom said...

I used to feel the same way, Mari. Then elections just got nasty back in 2008, and the only way for me to escape all that (every year since) was with Christmas cheer. Yes, the cheer lasts past January 1 too. :-D

Oh! No, my trees aren't up. Yet.

Tammy N said...

Hi Mari!!

When I was a kid the Christmas decor did not go up until a week before the big day.

I see nothing wrong with shopping for gifts early to ease your budget, but the decor has gone way over the top!

I'm all for keeping things simple this year!

Pat said...

I agree, in fact I wrote a blog about it Oct. 11th. I was in KMart and the Christmas trees were in competition with the Haloween costumes! Way to early!!

Suldog said...

Mari - Thank you! I included a link back to this piece in my post today.

Sharon said...

I highly agree with you.
I remember as a kid Christmas decorations were not allowed until the day after Thanksgiving. I still feel that way. I try to get my shopping done early due to a thing called a budget!.
I feel that we need to give thanks for the things we have big time.
I will sure use your picture and thank you.

le blÖg d'Ötli said...

No Thanksgiving here, but a lot of time to be thankful.

Jenny the Pirate said...

I agree. Three WEEKS AGO I saw an employee putting Santa Claus dolls on an endcap at the GROCERY STORE. For one thing, I wish they wouldn't push so many decorations at the grocery. It's just confusing. I go to the grocery store for food. If I want more than food, I go to Wal-Mart where, much as it pains me to say it, both the selections and the prices are infinitely better than at any grocery store. If I want decorations only, I head for Hobby Lobby. I must keep confusion to a minimum.

And yes: For the next 3+ weeks it's all about THANKSGIVING. I'll put the tree up the day after!

Cindy said...

I agree wholeheartedly! Putting it on my blog (as well as my experience in Target yesterday) on my blog now!

Midwest Mommy said...

Kohl's was playing Christmas music on a continuous loop today while I shopped. It was just too soon.

Midwest Mommy said...

Kohl's was playing Christmas music on a continuous loop today while I shopped. It was just too soon.

Nancy said...

Totally agree with you, the media pushes so much commercialism on Christmas glitz that the true meaning is lost in the glitter and glam.

Cherdecor said...

Totally agree even though I have my Christmas lights on the canopy already, but here in Lancaster, they keep white lights out all year round. I just plugged mine in this past weekend.

Sue O said...

My daughter starts listening to Christmas music on November 1st! But only because she loves it so much. Her husband had to put his foot down so that she doesn't start earlier!

Shelly said...

I am with ya on this! I have been waiting to even Christmas shop till after Thanksgiving.