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Saturday, November 3, 2007

why I hate Chri$tma$

I am eating breaksfast and reading the newspaper. My wife turns on the television and is watching the Today Show from NBC.

I am startled to hear a Christmas tune during a segue into a commercial. After the commercials, the show starts up with the same Christmas tune playing and one of the female Today Show talking heads informs me that Halloween is over and the Christmas season is here (or some such).

What the...?

What happened to Thanksgiving?

It wasn't long ago, that the Chri$tma$ $ea$son didn't begin until the day after Thanksgiving! And I can remember when the countdown didn't begin until December 1.

If you listen to the media, Thanksgiving is now just a warm-up for the next day, the so-called "Black Friday," when everybody is supposed to show up in a frenzy at the mall at 6 AM to begin their Chri$tma$ $hopping.

They can all go to Hades, as far as I am concerned. This year, I will celebrate Christmas, but not Chri$tma$.


  1. I agree with you 100%. Christmas is not what it used to be. Now a days it is just a money making scheme.

    Mark K3ITG

  2. Hello Again My Friend,
    Commercialization of the holidaze here in Amerika has been going on for some time now, or are you too numb from watching TV to even notice?
    back on October 27th, I walked into a CVS Drug Store here in Northern VA
    and the two clerks I needed to ask a question to were actually putting up Christmas crap on the shelves...yes, it is true, Christmas is Commercialism and advertising showcase where millions if not billions of dollars are at stake. If nobody shops, then I guess we are no better than the Soviet Union, by the way of which is extinct...Thanks GWB for that.....

  3. Absolutely. This has been going on for years. Wish we could stop it, but there are too many folks who buy into it (pardon the pun).

    --73 de n1mie