As Halloween season has passed us, most retail stores are already focused on one thing: the Christmas shopping season. While there isn’t an issue with retailers getting ready for Christmas, stores shouldn’t be decorated with Christmas decorations yet. The biggest loser in all of this is Thanksgiving.
Why We Should Give Thanksgiving Its Recognition
Thanksgiving is a time for families all over the country to see each other and for college students to get a much needed week long break before finals. Another reason to respect the sanctity of Thanksgiving is the food we usually get to eat during that time period (pumpkin pie, turkey, and stuffing) and the office potlucks. This is a chance for people to bring in their special recipes to work and a chance for people who work on different shifts to socialize with each other.
Why Christmas Can Wait
Although we only get 27 days between Thanksgiving and Christmas this year (the smallest amount of days in between possible) that is still more than enough time to get your fix of Christmas cookies, decorations, and music. Christmas is one of my favorite holidays, but we need to give Thanksgiving its time in the spotlight as well.
Wait until after you or your family is done with Thanksgiving to start putting up the Christmas decorations, bake Christmas themed cookies, and put on the Christmas music. We already get enough information about Black Friday deals leading up to and on the day of Thanksgiving, especially because Black Friday essentially begins at 8 pm on Thanksgiving Day.
While we all should enjoy holidays to their fullest extent, we need to remember that they all deserve our recognition, even if they are bunched close together like Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s.
The views expressed in this article are the opinion of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Lone Conservative staff.