Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Thanksgiving Comes First


A group of bloggers are protesting the commercialization of the Christmas holiday because of early advertising, even before Thanksgiving has taken place. The protest includes a campaign against the offenders: department stores and malls, for example. If you visit the following link, you'll get a full explanation: Fenix at her recent post.

20 comments:

  1. Way to go, girl!

    ♫ Start spreading the news...♫

    :D

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  2. A day of manifestation... for the vegetarian day, against too early Xmas! Of course I agree about the ridiculous Xmas buisness in October or early November... but can we do? Manifest of course, you are right!

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  3. very cute cartoon:)

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  4. As I said on the originating post (bostonscapes dp) I agree with you on commercialization of holidays but I don't think protests will change anything.

    I remember when Christmas came after Thanksgiving and we thought that was wrong and way too early.

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  5. tres bon ce dessin ;o))
    Very good this drawing ;o))

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  6. Thank you, Visual St. Paul!

    (And, as I said to oldmanlincoln over at Fenix's post: If we don't try, we will most certainly have no effect.)

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  7. As long as the pictured turkey does not have any canibalistic tendencies ;-)

    I sooo agree with you and fenix! But my family stopped buying (pun intended) into the whole commercialization of the holidays years ago. It works out really well - no stress, no mad rush and...no credit card debt!

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  8. Thanksgiving? How about Halloween? You may rememebr my post on October 7th, Christmas in October where I lamented about ringing in the Christmas season much to early; http://northmetro.blogspot.com/2007/10/christmas-in-october.html

    I hereby join your protest.

    As one of my fellow co-workers says about this early Christmas ramp-up in October, "Merry Retail Sales, and Happy Corporate Earnings".

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  9. LOL, it is a horrible day for turkeys and for us as we stress out and get bombarded with throw away consumerism.

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  10. Great cartoon. Thanks for sharing .

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  11. Business is business !!

    It'a good action, and a nice idea to inform us via your blog.

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  12. I love the cartoon.
    Happy Valentines Day to everyone!

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  13. Thanks for the poem you send. Xmas can be a great moment with children ( without or with its religious side) but the gift frenesy spoils it.

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  14. I'm doing my part. I'm making Christmas at my house.

    Wait, I'm making Christmas now before Thanksgiving.

    Oops.

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  15. This is commercialization at its best...here in Calcutta the preparation starts only in mid December, but here the celebrations these days start earlier than before...a very nice cartoon too!

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  16. Ra ra ra to Vegetarian Day. There's no need to kill animals to live but I'm probably in a minority here. Personally I like meat, especially lamb, but haven't eaten meat for years now cos I hate the way animals are transported, killed - you name it.

    I do eat fish and should probably reconsider that too.

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  17. I don't think it's fair to blame the individual business owners. My sister just opened a business and didn't want to put up Christmas too soon, however everyone else had it up long before hers. She felt some pressure to get it up, and after all... she is trying to turn a profit. If a few decorations encourage people to give her new store a shot, it'll help her business stay afloat. We can't have free market economy without the residue of capitalism/advertising.

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  18. Hello, my friend! I've started tilting at windmills again. If you'd like to join in...

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