Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Don't shortchange Thanksgiving

Over at the Pensacola News Journal (pnj.com) writer Troy Moon has a great post about respecting Thanksgiving and fighting the Christmas creep.

Moon: Don't shortchange Thanksgiving

What we really need to be concerned about is the War on Thanksgiving, being waged by Christmas.

Black Friday is bad enough. But last year, the Christmas holiday season even swallowed Thanksgiving, to me, the best holiday of them all. A holiday built around family, friends, food and feasting. A day to count your blessings and enjoy the company of those you love most. But then again, some of us love the appliance aisle at the box store most of all.

Great to have another voice working to help keep the Thanksgiving holiday alive!

Check out the whole article over at pnj.com:
Moon: Don't shortchange Thanksgiving

Monday, October 26, 2015

Quartz Christmas Creep Calculator

Quartz news site has made a graph to extrapolate the future date of when the Christmas Creep will hit for years to come.

Apparently in London they are turning on the Christmas lights on November 1st, far earlier than they have in the past.

Taking that into account, there will be Christmas in July in our future some day.

Respect the turkey!

Read the whole article over at qz.com:

How long before we see Santa in July? Introducing Quartz’s Christmas Creep Calculator

Monday, October 19, 2015

Timely Tidings

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We just wanted to wish you all-

A Happy Hallowee-!



From over at: ChaosLife by A & K

Friday, October 16, 2015

Ho Ho No

ho ho no

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From over at: Mandatory Roller Coaster

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Time for Halloween and Thanksgiving

Just read a great post from Caroline Eagles blog chirish chatter over at Chicago Now:

I love America - Hallowe'en, Thanksgiving and only then Christmas

She's said in her post that in the US we celebrate Halloween and Thanksgiving before Christmas, whereas in Ireland and England they start celebrating the holiday even earlier.

And it's not just the shops. The media are just as bad - Time Out London has already published its guide to the jolliest activities and events for Christmas 2015 - in June. Time Out Chicago only did its guide last year in the middle of November. I listen to a magic radio that teleports me back to Norn Iron, reminding me how to say 'now' properly and where to buy the best soda bread - and already I've heard sleigh bells, a few 'Ho Ho Ho's and the dreaded 'C' word.

Sure enough as she posted, over at Timeout London they posted a guide to enjoying Christmas, in June of this year.

(Christmas in London - Timeout.com)

Glad to hear about people respecting Halloween and Thanksgiving and giving Christmas it's own time and place!

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Give Thanks

Hopefully everyone is in a turkey coma, surrounded by friends and family enjoying a day where we can all sit back and give thanks for the things we have in life.

There are 364 other days in the year where we can stress about the things we have to do, stress about the things we need or want and go run around trying to finish all the things we want to accomplish in life, but this day of Thanksgiving is a great day to just stop for a moment, reflect on where we are, who we are and all the blessings we've been given in life.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone.

(found this awesome pic posted by someone on twitter)

Thanksgiving Football

Don't forget to tune in and root for your favorite football team while you're chowing down on some pumpkin pie:

Chicago Bears vs. Detroit Lions - 12:30 PM on CBS

Philadelphia Eagles vs. Dallas Cowboys - 4:30 PM on Fox

Seattle Seahawks vs. San Francisco 49ers 8:30 PM on NBC

And if you're up early making your turkey dinners, turn on the parades!