Saturday, October 30, 2010

Merry Thanksgivoween!?

When will THIS start? :-)  Hopefully, never.  It's as silly as PRESIDENT'S DAY glomming all the presidents together in one Linens Sale day off from work.  Maybe it's ALL 'inevitable'? I hope not.
Well,  Happy Halloween.


Anonymous said...

Adults have kind've co-opted this from the kids, making it a bigger deal than it has to be.

All Hallows Eve originated by Christians a long time ago as a ritual to drive away evil spirits.

Today it really has no meaning except for an excuse for costume parties, and trick or treats and goodies for kids.

I kind've liked it better as a night of fun for the children. Adults can have parties anytime.


Craig and Heather said...

Maybe it's ALL 'inevitable'?

Maybe it's already happened?

It seems the commercialism involved in recognition of all of our major holidays has increased a lot since I was a child. And Thanksgiving seems to be almost completely skipped over as the aisles of Halloween stuff get cleared from the shelves to make room for the loads of Christmas stuff -- with perhaps a corner of one shelf designated as the paper- turkey-centerpiece-and-plastic-Pilgrim-salt-shaker display.


Always On Watch said...

Well, I do see the Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas displays in my local Walgreen's.

Linda said...

Walmart does the same thing. Of course, since we have our Christmas at Thanksgiving, it is nice to be able to get the things I need before the actual holiday.

We have already seen Christmas lights out, but I think people just forgot to take them down. You know, the years pass faster and faster!

Karen Howes said...

LOL... I do sort of think of Halloween as a sort of kick off to one long holiday.

But yeah, I hope that doesn't happen. I get irritated by "Christakkah"-- two completely different, unrelated holidays, people!

Joe said...

See, now you forgot Quansa, the quintessential fake holiday that has wormed its way into our culture.

So now you have to say:

Happy Christmahanaquansicagiving.

Hmmm. That's funny. When I entered that word in Word, it had a red squiggly line under it. I wonder why?

Brooke said...

It irks me to no end that Christmas decor goes up before Halloween gets here.

I would think that the three won't get mashed up, though.

Chuck said...

Joe beat me to it. I was thinking wait until they combine these with Christmas to dilute it's importance.

The store we went to yesterday had Christmas decorations out already.

Anonymous said...

American traditions are what have taken a hit. Of course Christmas is celebrated in other countries as well.

Independence Day used to be celebrated in neighborhoods until fireworks were made illegel for regular folks to buy.

The excuse was for safety reasons. There's always a reason, right?
Risk aversion is used a lot to limit us, and to limit children. Now, it's the barbeque that's heralded, not freedom. Meaningless.

For too many folks "Happy Thanksgiving" has given way to "Happy Turkey Day" Pretty meaningless, wouldn't you say?

Christmas. Well, the ACLU works hard every year to devalue Christmas, and political correctness has reared it's ugly head. Yet again.

You know, "Happy Holidays", "Winter break", also meaningless, anything but Merry Christmas, which is what I wish everyone, every year, everywhere I go.

The more we say Merry Christmas, the more others are emboldened to dump political correctness and say it too. We put up a lighted Merry Christmas sign outside on our house every year.

Furthermore, there have actually been schools who prohibit children from wearing red and green clothing to school at
Christmastime. You'd think it was a plague or something. I guess for some folks it is, you know, the killjoys out there, and there are plenty of 'em.

The more we do nothing the more this will happen. There's something sick about a society which settles for blandness, and a joyless environment IMO, and that's where I see us headed.

So my prescription is to ignore the misery lovers, and punishers of happiness, and the American way.

To hell with political correctness. It's a cancer, and it's time we treat it with a dose of optimism, and expressions of joy we always enjoyed until folks went along and waited for our country to slowly die with a whimper and as a caricature of her former self. Resist the naysayers, it's easy. Just do it.


Anonymous said...

Ramadanachristhanukah is next.

MK said...

Oh yeah, it's halloween for you folks. Hope it's a good one.

The Vegas Art Guy said...

Go watch "It's The Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown" to see how long this has really gone on...

Ducky's here said...

Resist the naysayers, it's easy. Just do it.

I make it my mission, Pris. My mission.

Anonymous said...

Ducky, too bad you're on the wrong side. You are a naysayer, you just don't know it yet.


Z said...

Ballot fraud in FLA.......DEMOCRATS.

sue said...

Z - I was thinking about this cartoon tonight.

The family will all be here for Thanksgiving, we will exchange gifts at that time, and I will do some decorating.(The best I can with the house in a shambles.)

So I tried to come up with something like: Merry Thanksgiving,
Thankschristmas, Christmasgiving,
Christmasthanks, Happy Holidays - whoops, we don't want that, do we?

Anyway, I couldn't think of a good one. I've got a lot of work to do before then!