Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Christmas and serial killing.

First it killed Thanksgiving, completely absorbing it into it's commercial frenzy. Now it's taken Halloween. Today, October 3rd, 2007, I saw my first "things you can buy for Christmas" on the morning news, and earlier this week I was at Home Depot and saw the Christmas tress and decorations out. I hate the ever burgeoning Christmas Season. Despise it. I like Christmas day, when the family gets together and eats a lot. I've even gotten to a point in my life where I can appreciate the religious aspects of Christmas. I cannot stand what the commercial enterprises in this country have turned this season into, and the other holidays they have sacrificed for profit.
May Halloween and Thanksgiving Rest In Peace.
Only 448 shopping days left until Christmas 2008!


A Paperback Writer said...

Oh, I can beat you on this one:
For the last 2 years, I've received catalogs advertizing Christmas decor from a company called Terry's Village -- before Memorial Day! That's right. For them, the Christmas shopping season begins in mid-May!
And the worst was last year when Kozy 106.5 took a poll to see when their listeners wanted Christmas music to start. The listeners voted for Nov. 1, but the station decided to start one day earlier, so, when I flipped on the car radio on HALLOWEEN, I got Christmas carols. I was definitely NOT in the Christmas spirit on Halloween; I wanted Monster Mash and Werewolves of London and The Witchdoctor, not White Christmas and Jingle Bells.
I love Christmas, but not until the day after Thanksgiving.

Jo said...

I think someone needs to have a rum and Coke and chill out over the fact that society wants to shop! :)

Max said...

The Egyptians, the Incans, the British and a bunch of other wealthy societies fell because they were too busy spending their money at the local bazaar (ancient strip malls). The Roman Empire fell because the general populace was too busy eating and purging rather than watching what was going on around them. Then Mayan Empire fell because they were too busy vacationing on the coast of Venezuela. Empires crumple in the wake of crass commercialism, and we're the next!!!!!!