Years ago my dad told me that the reason Thanksgiving was his favorite holiday was because of the lack of commercialism. Just family, friends, food, football and mostly for giving thanks for what you’ve got. So it’s interesting that the day after giving thanks for what we’ve got, some go crazy for what they want. The reason that the official day for Thanksgiving changed from the last Thursday in November to the fourth Thursday in November was to expand the Christmas shopping season.
I don’t know what to make of all of this. I don’t like to shop and I particularly don’t like to shop among frantic crowds. God bless those who do, but for my money, it’s better to shop on November 26: Small Business Saturday.