Give Thanksgiving a Chance

  1. jill simonian says:

    Thank you thank you thank you! I don’t admittedly don’t comment on posts a lot, but this “Halloween-into-Christmas” things has had me fired up for YEARS now! (I swear, I really do have a life…) Seriously: POOR THANKSGIVING… the most fun holiday of the year (no gifts required, all you need to do is eat…) BRING IT BACK. I’m with you woman. You’ll never see Christmas decor at my house until Dec 1…

    • suburbanturmoil says:

      I do prefer when Thanksgiving is earlier in the month so that the Christmas decorations are out longer, but… it is what it is. Unless there are extenuating circumstances, I feel like it would be weird to eat Thanksgiving dinner in a Christmas-themed house! 😀 Glad to know I’m not alone.

  2. Jackie says:

    I agree with you on everything but the Charlie Brown Thanksgiving – we love it.

  3. Melissa says:

    Every year my husband bugs me about putting up the lights outside before Thanksgiving. Every year I say NO. Not because I’m a Scrooge, but because IT’S NOT CHRISTMAS YET. And the sooner we get out the Christmas decorations, the longer we have to police the two-year-old who thinks they are all toys.

    I LOVE Thanksgiving. I love what a low-key holiday it is. All we have to do is cook (which I love cooking too), show up, eat, and then lay around being lazy. When else do we get to do that????

  4. Yvonne says:

    I must admit, my Christmas lights are all strung up around my fence outside: but they’re NOT lit up! And won’t be until December 2 (not sure why, but that’s always been THE DATE at our house). But I’m also in Minnesota. On the prairie. And it gets mean-cold and windy out here! So putting up lights too late means the potential loss of fingers and toes and really puts a damper on that “Happy Holidays” atmosphere! Especially this year, when we got 12″ of snow on the 10th (lights went up on the 9th – thank you weatherman). I do agree that the plastic snowmen and bows and such need to wait. What bothers me most this year, is that stores aren’t even waiting for Black Friday anymore. With stores opening at 5PM on Thanksgiving Day we don’t even get to enjoy our dinner with family; because they have to work so others can spend their day of giving thanks for all they have by running out so they can have more!

  5. Menda says:

    My family and I are firmly in your corner. I’ve even heard threatening mutterings about “accidents” with the turkey fryer, but names shall be withheld to protect the innocent. I really don’t have a problem with the lights and stuff being up on the house, as long as they’re not turned on until after thanksgiving. And really, who can afford the extra electricity it’s going to cost to have them on an extra month?

  6. Lisa Kaye says:

    Our outside lights are up but they are not on!! We usually put them up the first week of November. If we don’t the house & yard are covered in snow & ice. They are never turned on until the Sunday after thanksgiving. Come on people! Also note to the radio stations … We do not need Christmas tunes on Halloween night!

  7. Suzy Creamcheese says:

    I couldn’t have said it better myself. I cringe at the mere thought of the 100% Christmas music FM radio station being played everywhere, in mid to early October thru mid January–I am not kidding. I am straight-jacket-ready upon seeing the pre-Halloween “Christmaween” decor–the lit-up-and-flashing-visible-from-the-Hubbel-Telescope type. I also can’t abide seeing festoons and garlands of spruce hanging from the small-town street light poles and the grocery store entrances in mid-October. These very same “offenders” are usually the ones that leave that same once-fresh stuff up till it is in rigor mortis–sometime around Easter, as a rule of thumb. DId they forget it was there? Because I’d be happy to help yank it down……….And now I’m going to restrain myself from sharing my annual RANT against RED PLASTIC BOWS……AAAAAACCCCKKKKK!!!!!!!!

  8. Charlene says:

    Hanging my head sheepishly. I’m putting the tree up this weekend but I have a good excuse. I have hand surgery on Wednesday. I want to sit and look at my decorations while I recover.
    Note though: We will be heading down to my in-laws on Thanksgiving and revel in all that we do on that day. Yep give it’s full due

  9. Prose0927 says:

    Don’t get me started. I was at Whole Foods today for 5 “real things” that I needed and there was a BIG Christmas wreath on the side of the parking lot, Alvin blaring “all I want is a hoolahoop” and two stock guys in conversation that went something like…”I hate that song almost as much as the dogs” to which the other guys started barking “Jingle Bells.” in perfect key, I might add. Then once in line 4-deep, the woman behind me asked if she could crowd me on the conveyor belt because she was late for her kid’s hook-up…because the line was so long. “What’s going on she asked?” And I really had to think…is it close to Thanksgiving or is it Christmas? I really just want to sort of check out (pun intended) until January.

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