Just a couple of nights ago I walked on over to the nearest Walmart and lo and behold, they were putting up Christmas decorations. What do you think about this? It's not even Halloween (well, now it is, happy Halloween, everyone) and they were putting up Christmas decorations. Now, I know some members here aren't from the States but late November we celebrate Thanksgiving which is a national holiday.
For those who aren't aware of what it's about; here's a quick link on Thanksgiving.
Anyway, it really gets to me that they would start that up so early when we still have a huge national holiday to celebrate but to just skip over it to Christmas which is still 2 months away. Anyways, I don't ever buy anyone Christmas themed presents for Christmas or any decorations (still just dust off the old box). What do you think of this? Why is it that we skip Thanksgiving altogether? I understand it's not as celebrated as Christmas globally and all but it still sells a lot (mainly Turkey) but there's not even ONE word of it? I was raised to know the significance of Thanksgiving but lately I haven't been seeing much of a single mention lately, how is your hometown treating this? Is it the same way or do they at least mention the holiday other than "Buy our turkeys"? I say at LEAST make some mention and at least some color coordination... Those in school, do they still teach about this holiday to you? The background, the purpose, and the current traditions?
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