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Christmas: Are they shoving it down our throats too early?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by CaseytheMuppet, Nov 5, 2013.

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  5. ConsummateVs

    ConsummateVs Well-Known Member

    Please stop. You don't need to post five times in a row.
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    That's ok. I don't mind.
  8. MikaelaMuppet

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    Then that would make sense.
  9. MWoO

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    I think that Thanksgiving has been diminished over time in part for political correctness and in part because it's not as special as it use to be to have a big meal. It's no longer PC to glorify the founding of the country due to the violence associated with it (kind of like Columbus Day). Combine that with the fact the many Americans have access to large amounts of food on a regular basis and can have instant access with family members if they want it and you really don't have a special event.

    Halloween is the only holiday like it and Christmas has specifically become a holiday about buying stuff so corporations will never let it die. If not for all the commercialism, Christmas wouldn't have nearly the presence (no pun intended) that it currently has.

    Holidays are really for kids anyway. If you aren't a kid or don't have a kid there really isn't anything special about them.
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    I couldn’t disagree more about holidays being just for kids (One could say the same thing about the Muppets). I don’t think Thanksgiving is being phased out nor do I think it’s for PC reasons (Heck, some people think Christmas is not PC). It’s simply that, compared to Halloween and Christmas, Thanksgiving might be a little on the dull side. Again, they do have Thanksgiving greeting cards today, something that did not exist when I was a child. There’s only so much that can be done with a holiday that is basically another meal.
  11. LittleJerry92

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    In regards to retail stores and Thanksgiving....

    Personally, I'm in no position to tell retail stores how to run a business. However, I personally believe they should decorate them with Thanksgiving supplies for the sake of just showing respect for the holiday.

    It's a great time to gather around and spend time with your family and be thankful for what you've got.

    What people think about Christmas decorations going up after Halloween, I'm completely indifferent to. But if it were up to me, I'd definitely show my respect for the holiday.
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    At Christmas time you can be thankful, spend time with your family and so much more.
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    What are the retail stores supposed to do? Deck the halls with turkey feathers?
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  16. MikaelaMuppet

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    Apparently, Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer is going to be on The CW tonight.
  17. MWoO

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    Having worked retail, I've noticed that Halloween decorations don't sell as much as they use to, though they still do ok. Christmas decorations sell much more. Generic fall decorations, like those one would use for Thanksgiving, are few and far between. In my neighborhood the only holiday I see decorated for is Christmas with Halloween being second.
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  18. MikaelaMuppet

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    Already, the radio stations are repeating the Christmas music.
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    They've got Christmas music playing in my local supermarket already. SMH :rolleyes: :p :sigh:
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    Ain't worth it.

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