Even the Grinch Is Right Sometimes
You don't have to hate Christmas to decry the fact that Christmas sales and ads have been running for weeks and Christmas lights are going up all over the neighborhood.
The fact that our culture is so hell-bent (literally) on avoiding Thanksgiving is not accidental. If there are thanks to be given, they must be given to Someone...and who wants to face that reality? Far better to get to the shopping days a little sooner and continue in the comforting illusion that this life is all there is.
The eat, drink and shop merry crowd may skip Thanksgiving, but that doesn't mean we have to.