Sunday, November 13, 2011

Thanksgiving.

There is a holiday between the greatness of Halloween and the horrors of Christmas that seems to get smaller every year. That holiday is Thanksgiving. It is admittedly a waste of a good Thursday where you choke down a bad meal while putting up with people you can't stand. However Thanksgiving used to serve a purpose, that was to hold back all the overwhelming bullshit that comes with Christmas. 

Once upon a time November was all about Thanksgiving. None of the stink of Christmas was on the month at all. Everything in the month was about the long weekend, and bad meal, that everyone had to look forward too. No Christmas movies were on TV during November, nor did you ever hear a Christmas song on the radio or played in a store. It was a time that was a buffer between the best and the worst holiday. The month helped you shift your gears. Not so much anymore.

Now Thanksgiving is almost forgotten. Starting November 1st the "Christmas season" is on, and its volume is turned to 11. Blaring Christmas music is in every store, and every channel play increasingly worse movies about Christmas. Thanksgiving was never a great holiday, but it was a nice calm before the storm.

Sadly, there is nothing to be done. Thanksgiving sucks, and no one seems to miss it, not that there was all that much to miss.

9 comments:

  1. no thanksgiving in my country xD

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  2. Canadians celebrated Thanksgiving in October already so I can't really sympathize. :P

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  3. I get together with my extended family for 4th of July, Thanksgiving & Christmas.

    Always wished Thanksgiving would be moved to like March so it didn't feel so unbalanced and all the holidays were concentrated at the 2nd half of the year.

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  4. I never really liked thanksgiving. Vegetarian and don't like some of my family members

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  5. The only thing that I know of Thanksgiving, is it is the day before Black Friday, which is the day that Christians begin the celebration of the season of the birth of their Lord and Savior Jesus Christ by going to Walmart and beating the crap out of each other to get the best deals on computers, video games, big screen tv's, and tickle-me-Elmo dolls.

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  6. Starting Nov 1st?! I need to go where you are.. they had the Xmas tree up and the Halloween stuff in the clearance bins Oct 30th this year... I would be happier if we had Thanksgiving and did away with Xmas, personally... Go spend time with your family, eat, be thankful for what you've got and get the hell home! No gifts, no bad X-mas music, and Thanksgiving last for only 1 day... X-mas last for 2 effin' months and it's bullshit. Yeah, sorry to rant all over your comments... Great post. :) Take Care.

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