Tuesday, November 11, 2008


That's right...HalloThankMas. You know, the months of October, November, and December every year where stores and the media cram Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas all together? Thanksgiving is barely mentioned, apparently because other than buying groceries, it's not viewed as an important money-making holiday like the other two are.

I about gagged walking into Walmart the day after Halloween to hear Christmas music playing and being greeted by a huge Christmas tree. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy Christmas and the reason we celebrate it. However, I need to go in order and can't handle Christmas before I've had my fill of turkey.

As I've gotten older, Thanksgiving has become my favorite holiday. It's so simple and pure. Even though Courtney always has to work that day and our gathering is small, it's just nice. It's nice to have a day dedicated to being thankful rather than on commercialism. Yeah, I have to cook, but it's really ok.

And as soon as the turkey is put away and the dishes are done, then it's ok to start talking about when the tree goes up!


Lauren said...

Debbie Downer wanted to leave you a comment, Carol!!
Here it is:

By the time everyone's done eating, I find that there is too much snoring. Then everyone parts ways and sleepdrives home without putting up a tree.

Thank you, Tryptophan.

-Debbie Downer

~Gretchen~ said...

you have a good point. it's the only holiday that really seems to be a holiday. even the massive commercialization efforts dont kick in til the next day