Today is December 13! Day 13 of Holidailies and we are still fully immersed in Grinch Week. I am ready for some holiday happiness. How about you guys? Today's prompt is:
What is your holiday pet peeve?
My holiday pet peeve is all about Thanksgiving. I am going to rant and rave for a moment here...and this probably is not the first time that you have heard this...but here I go. I hate how Thanksgiving has become the forgotten holiday. And it is my favorite day out of the whole year. I love Thanksgiving because it is not the big commercialized mess that Christmas has become.
I think Black Friday is crazy. There is nothing that would make me stand in a line outside a store, all night long, waiting for the doors to open. Just so I could make a mad dash, hoping not to be trampled in the mob, to get a kid his most coveted toy. Especially if I could get said toy on-line for the same price. There is just nothing of material value that is THAT important to me. But if that is what people want to do then I am not complaining.
I am, however, complaining when the stores all want to open on Thanksgiving day so these crazy-ass shoppers can get an early start on Black Friday. It is Thursday. Thanksgiving Day. A day when people should be with their families and not plotting their attack on Walmart. Close all the stores and allow people to be thankful...and be with their families. It's only one more day.
And all the people out there who decorate BEFORE Thanksgiving...what is wrong with you. Put up turkeys and pumpkins and pilgrim hats. Leave the Christmas lights turned off until AFTER Thanksgiving! We need to learn to be thankful again...and don't rush Christmas. This year I have refused to shop in any store that opened on Thanksgiving Day!