It's that time o' year. The time when we ring up Mr. Panza and beseech him to help us in our annual tilt against the windmills of commercialism. Well, it's more like me being ol' Sancho to Jim's Don Q. But... lost or not... I'm all FOR what Jim is selling. Here's what I said last year and the year before:
Blog-Bud Jim, aka Suldog, has launched his second annual “Thanksgiving Comes First!” campaign… and has asked those of us who agree with him… and who are the proprietors of blogs… to join the campaign. Well, I can’t think of anyone who actually approves of seeing Christmas sales, Christmas advertising, Christmas-this, or Christmas-that, before Thanksgiving has come and gone. NO ONE… period, end of report, full-stop (ed: It has since come to my attention that I'm wrong here. There IS one person I'm aware of, and only ONE.). I’m quite sure even the employees and management of those businesses who launch Christmas before Thanksgiving is even here have a distaste for the project at hand. I mean… how could you NOT?
So. I’m on board with this. I hope you are, too. Jim has great narrative reasons and not a few rants on the subject at the link above and here, as well. Do go read.
The links in the quoted bits above are older. Jim has updated his original post and added thoughts at my link in the first graf. Won't you help us?
(Secret note to Blog-Bud S-Andy: I know. You don't have to tell me again. But feel free to use this as blog-fodder for a contrarian rant of your own. Be advised I may throw one of your wasp grenades back atcha , tho.)