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Old 11-12-10, 09:05 PM   #1
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Thanksgiving - the forgotten holiday

I am eating CHRISTMAS M&Ms even though Thanksgiving is still 2 weeks away.

All of the candy in stores is red and green, no autumn colors for Thanksgiving. They went from black/orange for Halloween straight to red/green.

The stores in my neighborhood are decorated with fake snowflakes and twinkle lights.

It's just not right.
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Old 11-12-10, 09:16 PM   #2
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Well... brown and orange are the Thanksgiving colors that come to mind, and those aren't very pretty. I love Christmas colors.

Can I make my "I love Christmas!" thread yet?
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Old 11-12-10, 09:24 PM   #3
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Careful with those holiday M&M's. Red and green make "blue"
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Turkey flavored M&Ms. <Drool>
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Old 11-13-10, 10:39 AM   #5
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I hate hate hate Christmas.
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I love Christmas & Christmas decorations! But not until December 1st.
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Old 11-13-10, 12:50 PM   #7
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I agree that Christmas immediately following Halloween is ridiculous. What is also interesting is how over the last 10 years or so, Christmas has become such a polarizing time - you either love it or you abhor it. Growing up, Christmas didn't begin until Santa's sleigh float brought up the rear of the Hudson's Thanksgiving Day parade and in that time, I don't honestly recall anyone hating the season. Even though I like Christmas lights and trees, today's sickening emphasis on consumerism and the rush to get the season underway, all make me despise the season. Sadly, given the economy's reliance on the season and the sheep who buy, buy, buy, I don't think that (in my lifetime at least) it will ever change.
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What he said. I'm a proud member of the I hate X-mas club!
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Old 11-13-10, 02:22 PM   #9
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Thanksgiving is awesome. For me, it's the holiday Christmas should be, centered around family.
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Old 11-13-10, 02:33 PM   #10
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Thanksgiving is awesome. For me, it's the holiday Christmas should be, centered around family.
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Thanksgiving is probably the one time during the year when a lot of families eat dinner together in the same room.
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Old 11-13-10, 02:57 PM   #11
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Thanksgiving is probably the one time during the year when a lot of families eat dinner together in the same room.
We're looking forward to starting a tradition. My parents and sis will be here for the week. We're really looking forward to it.
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Old 11-14-10, 08:45 AM   #12
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You need to move your Thanksgiving earlier :-)

Most places here only decorate after Nov 11th. However the christmas product starts getting put out in stores earlier. I work in one - there is no way for us not to start that early, or we wouldn't have enough out in December. Almost everything coming into the store in October and November is for christmas. We have three or four employees in the warehouse every day just doing christmas which is maybe a 5th of the store. The rest is taken up by the other 6 employees.

What I don't like is the music. Luckily it only starts after 11 Nov as well, but still it's almost 2 months of the same set of songs sung 20 or 30 different ways with no other music mixed in at all. F'ing HATE xmas music now.
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Old 11-14-10, 09:07 AM   #13
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Thanksgiving is just a day in the kitchen. Christmas is a season unto itself. (Christmas fan here..)
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Old 11-14-10, 09:12 AM   #14
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Careful with those holiday M&M's. Red and green make "blue"
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I love Halloween and Thanksgiving. This year I am starting a new tradition with my first turkey trot.
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Old 11-14-10, 09:38 AM   #16
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What he said. I'm a proud member of the I hate X-mas club!
Me too, as a kid it was cool but then you find out theres no Santy, and it all goes down hill from there.
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Thanksgiving and the Fourth of July are my two favorite holidays. Whatever christmas might have been once has been lost in commercialism. It's all about shopping malls, and people getting into fistfights over parking spaces, or the latest over priced piece of plastic from China. Just my 2cents.

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-Weather good: Take nice ride, avoid any areas of commerce. Come home, dig into leftovers.
-Weather bad: Stay indoors, read, get caught up on household chores, dig into leftovers.
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I got a Thanksgiving-style Dunkin Donut this morning.

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My coworkers remembered to hit me up for $200 for meat at the Thanksgiving potluck. I'm hoping they forget Christmas.
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My coworkers remembered to hit me up for $200 for meat at the Thanksgiving potluck. I'm hoping they forget Christmas.
i would be like, "you know i'm part native american, you should be paying me!"
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What he said. I'm a proud member of the I hate X-mas club!
Fine!
I'll celebrate and use your share and the other malcontents.
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My coworkers remembered to hit me up for $200 for meat at the Thanksgiving potluck. I'm hoping they forget Christmas.
$200? That's a lot of turkey!
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After too many lost years working in Retail Hell and hating Christmas with a red hot burning passion, I'm trying to like it. I really trying. Really, really, really.

Ok, I still get all ragey when I hear Christmas songs in November. Especially the godawful pop Christmas songs that have lots of high notes and whining.

And the first "season's greetings" from a store employee while it is still November has me guffawing rudely.

I won't be decorating until the first Saturday in December. No matter that my neighbour has a wreath on her door and I overheard her in the elevator talk about her Christmas baking schedule in September.

As well the chipper Facebook message from a super organized high school friend reminding all of us that she finished her gift shopping in June (and all of it is wrapped and labelled) and will now spend the season sipping flaming hot toddies.

Yup. Trying really hard.
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