Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Never will I EVER...

Thanksgiving is right around the corner! I can't believe it is next week! Holy cow. Where has this year gone?! I am no where near ready for this holiday season.

My mom absolutely loves Christmas music and listens to it as early as she can. Luckily for her (and now me!) there is a local station that plays Christmas music quite early in the season. I listen to it through iHeartRadio.

My hubby has made it very, VERY clear that he will not tolerate Christmas music before Black Friday. Since I am my mother's favorite child, and one who loves the holiday season, I started listening to Christmas music some time ago. At first it was only when hubby wasn't home.

Then it got to the point where Matthan would walk in on me and Abby dancing and singing to Jingle Bell Rock, and he would join in. Finally after I caught him singing along multiple times, he gave in. We haven't put any decorations up, and won't until Black Friday.

The point he is trying to make is that society now a days seems to jump right into the Christmas craze right after Halloween. But what about Thanksgiving?

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful for everything that we have and to spend time with our families! When I was a kid we would always visit my mom's side of the family in Indiana. We would have a big family get together and have this amazing Thanksgiving feast.

After all of the dishes were done we would just sit around the house and enjoy each others company for the rest of the day. It was so great! I loved spending time with my family and I can't wait to do it again this coming Christmas!

But this year, Black Friday isn't just on Friday anymore. What is wrong with the picture posted below? Hmm??



Stores have decided that it would be beneficial to them to open on Thanksgiving evening. What kind of ridiculousness is that?! Black Friday is taking over Thanksgiving. We should be focusing on family and things that we are thankful for instead of going out and emptying our bank accounts.

Never will I EVER go Black Friday shopping on Thanksgiving. 

I've gone Black Friday shopping at midnight multiple times in the past, but it never took away from spending time with my family. I only hope that in the future Black Friday won't turn into "Black Thursday" where we shop all day on Thanksgiving. I just think this is bogus. 

What are your feelings toward stores opening on Thursday night? Are you going to take advantage of the earlier opening times of stores and go shopping on Thanksgiving?

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