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Why We Shouldn't Skip Directly From Halloween To Christmas

Because 55 straight days of Christmas carols can be a bit tiresome.

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There is a disturbing trend in America.

I'd hate to see what Witchy Claus leaves under your tree.
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I'd hate to see what Witchy Claus leaves under your tree.

As soon as the clock strikes November 1st, many people start blasting Christmas carols.

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Throw off the Halloween costumes and hang the tinsel!

But there is another holiday in between Halloween and Christmas! Remember Thanksgiving?

You know, the one that the Father of our Country first decreed to be a national holiday?

Thursday, November 26, 1789 was to be "a day of public thanksgiving and prayer," to give thanks for the young nation's new Constitution especially.
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Thursday, November 26, 1789 was to be "a day of public thanksgiving and prayer," to give thanks for the young nation's new Constitution especially.

It's also the one that the legendary Abraham Lincoln gave a national, annual date of the last Thursday in November.

He only fought to keep the states united and freed the slaves at the same time. No biggie.
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He only fought to keep the states united and freed the slaves at the same time. No biggie.

Aaaand the one that FDR established as the fourth Thursday in November starting in 1941.

Granted, he changed it so there would be another week in the Christmas shopping season, but minor detail. The economy needed every retail boost it could get at that time.
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Granted, he changed it so there would be another week in the Christmas shopping season, but minor detail. The economy needed every retail boost it could get at that time.

But hey, let's not dwell on the past. What about the glorious Thanksgiving of present day?

Thanksgiving is a wonderful holiday to spend with the people you care about.

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Need I remind you there are no overplayed Thanksgiving songs blasting on the radio?

There ARE, however, delicious turkeys to be devoured.

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Or whatever food your family likes to eat for Thanksgiving dinner. I don't judge.

Plus there's football to watch!

I guess it's ok if you don't watch football either. I may judge a little.
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I guess it's ok if you don't watch football either. I may judge a little.

And there's the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade! Giant balloons of cartoon characters; what's not to love?

Of course, you also get a few days off school. That never hurt anyone.

If you're into that kind of thing, you can digest your wonderful meal outside in the cold with hundreds of strangers, waiting for a store to open.

Or not.

However you celebrate Thanksgiving, just remember to take a few moments to be thankful.

Even if it's just for something simple that makes you happy.
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Even if it's just for something simple that makes you happy.

And please, for goodness' sake, don't let this be the future of America.

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