What happened to Thanksgiving?

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  1. hortysir
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    Am I alone in noticing that Thanksgiving seems to have been swept under the holiday rug?

    Immediately after Halloween, and ever since, I've seen nothing but Christmas advertising and decorations.

    Large retailers are hinting at opening on Thanksgiving to get a leg up on "Black Friday" sales.

    It's just seeming that Thanksgiving is fading away.....

    What can we do to make Thanksgiving "cool" again?

    If I was a conspiracy-minded person, I'd think that it sounds too much like a prayer for the GP.....
    Just thinking outloud. Don't jump on the "prayer" aspect too much.

    Why aren't there any good Thanksgiving songs, anyway???

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    Because they start with something like...

    "We gather together to ask the Lord's blessing,"

    and end with something like:

    "O Lord, make us free."
     
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    For Thanksgiving it's all about the grocery store displays! :lol:


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    Something to do with the disolution of the family unit, too many divorces or kids with no fathers around. Not like it used to be anyway. Used to be a time for strengthening relationships, pausing for a moment to remember what's really good in life.
     
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    What happened to the American family is more to the central point. That and the commercialization of everything. Its all about getting the American consumer to spend money and Thanksgiving is not going to fuel much consumer spending except for turkey's and hams. And even then the focus on diet is taking a toll on that. A lot of Americans do not spend the holiday together like in the past. Some of this has to do with the influx of foreigners into the society who have no history of Thanksgiving.
     
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    Very good observation.
    I hadn't seen it through those glasses.

    My family is HUGE and there are scattered divorces but we always seem to find a common/neutral household to gather, so your point completely eluded my thought process.

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    Apparently Nordstroms announced that they wouldn't be putting up any Christmas decorations until the day after Thanksgiving. Makes me want to shop at Nordstroms.
     
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    This is going to be a lousy Thanksgiving for me. With my youngest in a home and the psychiatrist saying we can't bring him home for a year...and my oldest refusing to go visit him...well, I almost feel like my family is over. Not looking forward to cooking that turkey this year.
     
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    I dont think folks want to admit who we are giving thanks to....

    Its a holiday where average Americans stop and give "thanks" to God above for all his blessing.

    Its easier to start trying to sell junk for the "holiday" season and forget the spiritual implications in Thanksgiving and Christmas.

    Just my opinion
     
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    Kmart has been open on Thanksgiving for over ten years. Trust me, I am all for them being closed. I had to work four Thanksgiving at Kmart when I was younger, and the day after. I would rather shoot myself in the foot than do that again.
     
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