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Posted on 11/25/2010 6:27:28 AM PST by Ronbo1948
Every year it seems that the ramp-up to the Christmas -- er, holiday season starts earlier and earlier. Summer ends, kids go back to school, the NFL gets started, and before you know it, it's Halloween. Once the candy is all but eaten and the pumpkins are rancid, the relentless holiday muzak pipes up in almost every retail outlet in America. We all get a steady diet of glossy TV commercials as sparkly decorations start springing up. Nowadays, it is not that uncommon to see Christmas lights before Thanksgiving. Twenty-five years ago, one would likely be made an outcast for such heresy...because no one did it.
Don't misunderstand me -- I love Christmas. But my issue is with the halfhearted drive-by Thanksgiving gets. Granted, Thanksgiving is not the Super Bowl of retail that Christmas is. Nor does it generate the hype and the proceeds of Halloween. And I do not for a second begrudge either of these real, organic economic stimuli for our private sector. But as a patriotic American holiday, Thanksgiving should rank a close second to Independence Day. Instead, Thanksgiving generates about as much buzz as a cup of decaf.
Red-blooded American male that I am, the thought of abundant, delicious food; plentiful drink; and nine hours of football naturally gets me on my feet.
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I’ll sit down there with the turkey and pie! You may sit at the head of the table and carve the green beans.
Thank you, Lord, that this day we dwell in peace and safety, in warm houses with a roof over our head, and an abundance of good things to eat and enjoy!