Nov 26, 2008

What Happened to Thanksgiving?

It seems that the media wishes Thanksgiving didn't exist. They try many different ways to cover it up. By changing the message, or by just plain glazing it over.

Example 1: Christmas Kickoff
This local radio station is one that I like to listen to. Every Holiday season they play only holiday music. They claim the title of "The south bay's home for the holidays". This is fine. But what is strange, is that they kickoff the Christmas season the day before Thanksgiving! They wait until we are on Thanksgivings doorstep, then pretend its Christmas... I enjoy listening to the holiday music, but I find it sad that Thanksgiving is lost in the shuffle.

Example 2: Festive Focus
Dr. Laura every year on the day before thanksgiving, holds a corny joke day in place of her show. People of all ages call in with a corny joke, then Dr. Laura questions them on how they are celebrating Thanksgiving... which doesn't mean "What are you thankful for?" It means "Where are you eating turkey?" While this is a big part of the holiday, the meaning of Thanksgiving, is Thanks.

9 comments:

Stephanie said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you! I look forward to the blessing of family...we have been having it at our house for 15 years...I wouldn't miss it.

Fwit said...

lolz. i got an early thanksgiving this year
XD

Hannah said...

Yeah its pretty lame.

Sierra said...

I totally agree. "Turkey Day". Ugh I can see it now. Happy THANKSgiving!

Joy said...

Wow, you took the words right out of me (lol). It's really sad. Happy day-after THANKSgiving and Merry 28-days before CHRISTmas.

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Lauren Ann

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