Month of Tater Day 3: Christmas’s War on Thanksgiving

In yesterday’s post I blamed everyone who reads my blog(all 10 of you) for not giving me something to write about. One person responded with an idea – my thoughts on Christmas season starting on or before November 11. Here we go:

This might come as a shock to all of you, but I am a bit of a complainer. Given that shocking news, I’m sure at one point I have complained about Christmas music being on the radio or Christmas displays being up in stores too early. I might have actually meant it.  If I did, my mind has changed since then.

Maybe I’m getting more sentimental in my old age. Maybe I just look forward to a week off from work. Maybe I look more forward to a week away from real life every year. Whatever the reason(maybe a combination of them all) I am more excited for Christmas every year. This year we got a taste of Christmas when we traveled to Manila. They were already playing Christmas music and had decorations up at the mall. It didn’t annoy me as it did my daughter. I liked the taste of one of my favorite times of the year. I’m ready for Christmas music, Christmas movies and traveling to Kentucky to see family..

I know that people enjoy Thanksgiving.  Thanksgiving is not as big a deal for me as it is for a lot of people. We don’t travel. No one travels to see us.  I make people watch the parade while they complain that it is boring, the four of us eat together, I make them watch football, and then I go back to work the next day. It’s nice to have the day off to spend with my family, but it’s not Christmas.

 

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3 Comments

  1. I can do without all the Christmas stuff until after Thanksgiving. I just think a month of it is enough. I happen to love Thanksgiving because our feast is always so good. Plus my birthday. It falls somewhere near Thanksgiving (and sometimes on it!), so traditionally my family has celebrated it on that day after we were all out of the family home. So yay, me! My only problem is that my daughter is rarely with me on Thanksgiving. Her father got that holiday in the divorce. He’s Jewish, so Christmas became mine by default. Anyway, no Christmas crap before Thanksgiving, please.

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