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(Slate)   It's time we Americans move Thanksgiving to October so we can start the Christmas shopping season a month earlier   (slate.com) divider line 79
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2013-11-21 10:27:05 AM  
Not just stupid, but epic stupid.  Maybe if they understood how economics actually worked....
 
2013-11-21 10:28:43 AM  

LordZorch: Not just stupid, but epic stupid.  Maybe if they understood how economics actually worked....


Enlighten us, exalted one.
 
2013-11-21 10:41:07 AM  

LordZorch: Maybe if they understood how economics actually worked....


My theory: 'merikuns over-eat at their Yanks-pigging dinners then waddle-off to the malls to buy sh*t (and crop-dust the stationary aisles).

Did I get it right?
 
2013-11-21 10:42:10 AM  

oldfarthenry: LordZorch: Maybe if they understood how economics actually worked....

My theory: 'merikuns over-eat at their Yanks-pigging dinners then waddle-off to the malls to buy sh*t (and crop-dust the stationary aisles).

Did I get it right?


You tell us. Canada celebrates Thanksgiving in October, don't you?
 
2013-11-21 10:43:19 AM  
Why don't we just move Thanksgiving to January so we can start the Christmas shopping season in February?
 
2013-11-21 10:46:21 AM  
If we had Thanksgiving every month, the Christmas shopping season would never end.
 
2013-11-21 10:48:16 AM  
Then we'd have to move Halloween to September and Labor Day to August. TOTAL CHAOS!!
 
2013-11-21 10:51:20 AM  

LordZorch: Not just stupid, but epic stupid.  Maybe if they understood how economics actually worked....


SHOLD OF TAKEN AN ECONOMY CLASS
 
2013-11-21 10:52:31 AM  
Relax, it's just holiday time, where we move the calendar ahead two months every winter.
 
2013-11-21 11:06:07 AM  
I tried to buy a nice blouse for my mom last week at Talbot's.  I was turned away.  "You need to come back after Thanksgiving."
 
2013-11-21 11:46:51 AM  
Can you imagine the WND firestorm that would occur if Obama suggested moving Thanksgiving to coincide with Ramadan?
 
2013-11-21 11:58:55 AM  
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2013-11-21 11:59:08 AM  

Shostie: Can you imagine the WND firestorm that would occur if Obama suggested moving Thanksgiving to coincide with Ramadan?


Yeah, that'd be pretty dumb of hypothetical Obama there.
 
2013-11-21 11:59:35 AM  
Why move Thanksgiving?  It doesn't have any real relation to Christmas.  If you want to shop in July, go ahead.
 
2013-11-21 12:01:32 PM  
And be like those crack-smoking socialist Canadians? Never!
 
2013-11-21 12:03:46 PM  

JerseyTim: Then we'd have to move Halloween to September and Labor Day to August. TOTAL CHAOS!!


Eventually ever holiday would get moved back a month and Christmas would be at the end of November and the "War on Christmas" crowd would go insane.
 
2013-11-21 12:03:50 PM  
Nordstrom's Department store will be CLOSED on Thanksgiving this year, as it was last year.  I always shop there whenever possible.  Good on them.
 
2013-11-21 12:04:42 PM  
No, dammit.
I want my American Sukkot and my regular Sukkot to be separate.
/Like meat and dairy.
 
2013-11-21 12:04:52 PM  
Aw HELL naw
 
2013-11-21 12:05:40 PM  
Sorry kids. I couldn't get presents for you this ear. The shopping season was a week shorter.
 
2013-11-21 12:06:07 PM  

balki1867: JerseyTim: Then we'd have to move Halloween to September and Labor Day to August. TOTAL CHAOS!!

Eventually ever holiday would get moved back a month and Christmas would be at the end of November and the "War on Christmas" crowd would go insane.


No, we'll have Halloween on Christmas. And in the night we'll wish this never ends.
 
2013-11-21 12:06:38 PM  
Holidays have become "the waterring hole" where coporations suck every possible cent from consumers. It's all a ploy to take your money.
 
2013-11-21 12:06:54 PM  
That's fine with me if we can have two days with turkey.
 
2013-11-21 12:07:02 PM  

demaL-demaL-yeH: No, dammit.
I want my American Sukkot and my regular Sukkot to be separate.
/Like meat and dairy.


It's bad enough that Hannukah and Thanksgiving overlap this year...
 
2013-11-21 12:08:31 PM  
Move Thanksgiving to October?

What are we, godless socialist hockey-losing crack-smoking Canadians???
 
2013-11-21 12:08:36 PM  

Shostie: Can you imagine the WND firestorm that would occur if Obama suggested moving Thanksgiving to coincide with Ramadan?


Ramadan is a different month every year. It goes off the lunar calendar not the conventional calendar.
 
2013-11-21 12:08:58 PM  

Paris1127: demaL-demaL-yeH: No, dammit.
I want my American Sukkot and my regular Sukkot to be separate.
/Like meat and dairy.

It's bad enough that Hannukah and Thanksgiving overlap this year...


I'll put candles on the turkey then.
 
2013-11-21 12:09:11 PM  
Christmas marketing starts November 1.  Thanksgiving is irrelevant, except for the specific sales, and it doesn't really matter where in the shopping season they come.
 
2013-11-21 12:09:38 PM  
No, Thanksgiving is awesome and then Christmas is just a month after that.  F*ck you and your shopping.
 
2013-11-21 12:09:50 PM  
Well, it would make things easier for the ones who would still celebrate in November.
 
2013-11-21 12:10:34 PM  
I enjoy Halloween and Thanksgiving, but having them in the same month is just wrong, man.

Besides, Canadian Thanksgiving is already in October.
 
2013-11-21 12:10:54 PM  

Pocket Ninja: If we had Thanksgiving every month, the Christmas shopping season would never end.


Also Cosi would always have their turkey and stuffing sandwich, which is delicious.

/Also also I would be extremely fat.
//Well, extremely more fat.
 
2013-11-21 12:11:35 PM  
I'm assuming people only have a certain portion of their disposable income earmarked for Christmas presents, so moving Thanksgiving back would only spread that money out over a longer period of time.

Sorry, no magic money-making goose for you, retailers.
 
2013-11-21 12:12:30 PM  
Really, we should just celebrate Christmas every month. 25th of every month: Christmas. Why should The Birth Of Our Savior be relegated to once a year? Sure, it might get a little awkward if Good Friday happens to fall on the same day, but if Easter happens to fall on the 25th? MULTI-BIRTH!
 
2013-11-21 12:14:48 PM  
Buy this product or your kids will never love you..
 
2013-11-21 12:16:47 PM  
There's never anything good to eat between Thanksgiving and Christmas
 
2013-11-21 12:16:57 PM  

Pocket Ninja: If we had Thanksgiving every month, the Christmas shopping season would never end.


The year is 2125

Christmas creep has taken control.

Barely does one Christmas season end, before another begins.

The world is in shambles. Every consumer has enough debt to make the paltry $19 trillion deficit 100 years ago look like pocket change.

Gangs of thugs often steal small children for their lack of a credit history.

Everyday, the media hypes sale after sale. All must pay heed to the Economy. All Hail the mighty dollar!

There are a few of us left who resist. We remember the before times. Christmas used to be one day. Saying that out loud is enough for a death sentence.

So; we scream, like the rest of the rubes, ALL HAIL CHRISTMAS!
 
2013-11-21 12:17:36 PM  
can we stop getting pointly slate 'articles' posted?
 
2013-11-21 12:18:05 PM  

Pocket Ninja: If we had Thanksgiving every month, the Christmas shopping season would never end.


And a four day weekend every month. And more football!
 
2013-11-21 12:18:06 PM  
fark that - move Christmas to February so we can use our tax returns for presents
 
2013-11-21 12:18:17 PM  

Cold_Sassy: Nordstrom's Department store will be CLOSED on Thanksgiving this year, as it was last year.  I always shop there whenever possible.  Good on them.


...and they don't decorate for Christmas until the day after Thanksgiving. Also good on them.

I wish I made enough to actually buy their stuff.
 
2013-11-21 12:19:39 PM  
Let's let the retail industry create and change all of our holidays. They seem like a trustworthy bunch.
 
2013-11-21 12:23:03 PM  
Lets keep Thanksgiving day where it is and get rid of all Pagan holidays.
 
2013-11-21 12:23:08 PM  

mike_d85: Paris1127: demaL-demaL-yeH: No, dammit.
I want my American Sukkot and my regular Sukkot to be separate.
/Like meat and dairy.

It's bad enough that Hannukah and Thanksgiving overlap this year...

I'll put candles on the turkey then.


Maybe stuff it with latkes?
 
2013-11-21 12:26:40 PM  
I know it's a cliche to say why don't you read the farking article? But I love how most of you simply rehashed what is in it, while taking umbrage as if the author was actually suggesting the idea as being a good one.

/isn't the other Fark cliche that any headline question is automatically answered 'No".
 
2013-11-21 12:29:00 PM  

Paris1127: demaL-demaL-yeH: No, dammit.
I want my American Sukkot and my regular Sukkot to be separate.
/Like meat and dairy.

It's bad enough that Hannukah and Thanksgiving overlap this year...


Paris1127: mike_d85: Paris1127: demaL-demaL-yeH: No, dammit.
I want my American Sukkot and my regular Sukkot to be separate.
/Like meat and dairy.

It's bad enough that Hannukah and Thanksgiving overlap this year...

I'll put candles on the turkey then.

Maybe stuff it with latkes?


Deep-fry the turkey.
And don't forget the pareve jelly doughnuts.
/You can have all my latkes.
 
2013-11-21 12:30:34 PM  
I'd rather see Christmas pushed back into mid-to-late February. The bright lights of Christmas always help with the soul-crushing darkness of winter and it stinks to have them all taken down right when we could use them the most.

/Also, let's put the "mas" back in "Christmas" this year
 
2013-11-21 12:30:52 PM  
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Christmas is dead. Long live the Krampus.
 
2013-11-21 12:31:56 PM  

Gaambit: Cold_Sassy: Nordstrom's Department store will be CLOSED on Thanksgiving this year, as it was last year.  I always shop there whenever possible.  Good on them.

...and they don't decorate for Christmas until the day after Thanksgiving. Also good on them.

I wish I made enough to actually buy their stuff.


Well to be fair, I am not fabulously wealthy; however, if you watch for a sale (combined with end-of-season clearance racks, timing is everything) you can get some quality stuff for a reasonable price.  It's not cheap, but it will look better and last a lot longer than average dept. store grade merchandise.  Believe me I don't shop there all the time, but I like to when I can becuase they refuse to cave.
 
2013-11-21 12:32:31 PM  
It's amazing how the very little effort of posting an article online has allowed such a huge number of puff pieces to be posted ... what is the point of this article? You don't learn anything, it doesn't have any conviction, it's just a bunch of crap where the reader only comes out dumber.

I miss the time when creativity, devotion and intelligence was mandatory to have something published.
 
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