Tuesday, November 1, 2011

What about the turkey?

With Halloween behind us, it only makes sense that people start their preparation for the next holiday in line. But I think the real question is, what holiday really comes next?

While in CVS today, life size Santas with rosy cheeks and button noses were on display outside of the store. Inside, however, was a different story. No matter where you looked down the holiday aisle stockings, garland, and Christmas lights were the only thing you could see.

But the Christmas madness didn't seem to stop at CVS. While picking up my morning coffee at Starbucks I was filled with the familiar aroma of peppermint white mocha. Is it possible that Christmas flavors are out already? How can we so quickly change from pumpkin spice to peppermint mocha? Shouldn't there be something in between?

It seems that Iowa City isn't the only town rushing the season. Back home, Schaumburg, IL, Woodfield Mall has already but up their Christmas decorations and the famous snow globe is already awaiting Santa's arrival. The local radio station, 93.9 The Lite, has even already started blasting everyones favorite holiday tunes through the airwaves.

While I too am one to love the joys of the holiday season, I can't help but think, what about Thanksgiving?! Aren't we all forgetting the Pilgrims and Indians and giving thanks? Aren't we forgetting the turkey, stuffing, and gravy?

There's a holiday in between Halloween and Christmas, but I feel like every year Thanksgiving is getting more and more neglected. It's only November 1st, but already people are in the Christmas spirit. So my question is, will this Christmas chaos ever stop? And can we share some of the love with Thanksgiving?

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