Christmas decorations up before Thank...

Christmas decorations up before Thanksgiving is even here

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Since: Sep 10

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#1 Nov 17, 2010
Is anyone else disgusted by the near skipping of our Thanksgiving holiday by people in a rush to get Christmas decorations up and displayed on their houses and yards? Our holidays used to mean something and be special times that we looked forward to. Commercialization has all but destroyed the magic of them. Driving home from work the other evening, I passed several houses that already have their Christmas decorations up.I personally think it is a shame that Thanksgiving seems to mean so little. Where are the Thanksgiving decorations? Before the haters get on here and say things like "don't look" or "what does it hurt" I am simply stating my opinion to which I am entitled.
Look

Kinston, NC

#2 Nov 17, 2010
Christmas is a WAY more important holiday. And I think its because ppl dont want to decorate for thanksgiving then have to take it down in 2 weeks and decorate for Christmas. So they go ahead and decorate for Christmas so they can leave it up for a while and enjoy it.
Look

Kinston, NC

#3 Nov 17, 2010
and how the f**k are you disgusted by all this?!? dip sh*t
benhaven

Hendersonville, TN

#4 Nov 17, 2010
I agree with you MCG. It's not right, and definitely not what it use to be.

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#5 Nov 17, 2010
If you decorate for FALL in general, then you can add Halloween decorations for that holiday, take those down and add for the Thanksgiving holiday and that way you have decorations for a couple of months. Not too hard I would expect. As for "how the f**k" I am disgusted by it it's very simple. The Thanksgiving holiday is supposed to be for taking into account the ways we have been blessed in our lives, the freedoms we take for granted each day, the sacrifices that our forefathers and personal ancesters made for us to be able to live here in America.Corporate America has nearly forced Thanksgiving right out of the picture because it isn't the cash cow that Halloween and Christmas are. As far as I am concerned putting Christmas before Thanksgiving is proving how greedy we as American have become.
Look

Kinston, NC

#6 Nov 17, 2010
If it wasn't for Christmas and JESUS being born then we wouldn't be so "blessed" in America.
Scrounger

Hendersonville, TN

#7 Nov 17, 2010
Give em a break,they have'nt had a chance since last Christmas to get em down so no need to worry about it now.
one of em

Mooresville, NC

#8 Nov 17, 2010
I live in Mosheim, and decorated last weekend, it was the last chance I had to do so, I have small children so it's not like I could just skip the tree, decorations, ect. We have something to do every weekend through the new year. I plan on having my usual Thanksgiving traditions as always, I just don't have the time, as I work through the week and as I've already stated, my weekends are gone, that is why my Christmas decorations are up.

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#9 Nov 17, 2010
I also work 5 days a week including every other weekend. I also have children at home. I also have many plans. I still can find time to wait until one holiday is done before I decorate for another. As I said to start with... it is only my opinion, and people don't have to like it. I just wanted others opinions too.

Since: Dec 09

Gallatin, TN

#10 Nov 17, 2010
I think it's creepy the way people take down their Halloween decorations (witches, vampires, etc) and immediately put up a Nativity scene.

My neighbors have some of the most tacky Christmas decorations in their yard. If it flashes, inflates, or just sits there sucking up electricity, they have it covering their yard. It borders on blasphemous.

They have a kind of nice looking, lighted Nativity scene. But they've also got "Frosty the Snowman", Santa Clause, and various Disney characters in attendance to Christ's birth. They're all just standing around looking at the Baby Jesus!

Oh, and they put it up last week--WAY TOO EARLY for Christmas!
Open Mind

Hendersonville, TN

#11 Nov 17, 2010
veryvermilion wrote:
I think it's creepy the way people take down their Halloween decorations (witches, vampires, etc) and immediately put up a Nativity scene.
My neighbors have some of the most tacky Christmas decorations in their yard. If it flashes, inflates, or just sits there sucking up electricity, they have it covering their yard. It borders on blasphemous.
They have a kind of nice looking, lighted Nativity scene. But they've also got "Frosty the Snowman", Santa Clause, and various Disney characters in attendance to Christ's birth. They're all just standing around looking at the Baby Jesus!
Oh, and they put it up last week--WAY TOO EARLY for Christmas!
Way too judgmental.
Just leave them be

Johnson City, TN

#12 Nov 17, 2010
I don't care much for putting up decorations before Thanksgiving. Last year I didn't put my tree up until December 23rd, only to break it down a week later. The only thing outside that I decorate is my front door. I put a pretty wreath up.(My grandmother makes one for me every year) That's pretty much it. I think alot of yard decorations would look tacky in my yard, but that is just my opinion. I don't go all out and put decorations up early, but I can't judge someone else for doing it. Go for what makes you happy.
I really don't see a problem with it. Just leave them be. It's not the end of the world. I'm not being ugly about it. I'm just saying that it is their yard. They have the right to do as they please. There is no law against it.
I must say, some people do an awesome job with decorations. I love going down the road and seeing all the lights and decorations. The ones that 'over do it' make me laugh.
Seeing Christmas decorations up early does not disgust. I don't see how it does some of you either.
Love You Lord Jesus

Johnson City, TN

#13 Nov 18, 2010
Mosheim Country Girl wrote:
Is anyone else disgusted by the near skipping of our Thanksgiving holiday by people in a rush to get Christmas decorations up and displayed on their houses and yards? Our holidays used to mean something and be special times that we looked forward to. Commercialization has all but destroyed the magic of them. Driving home from work the other evening, I passed several houses that already have their Christmas decorations up.I personally think it is a shame that Thanksgiving seems to mean so little. Where are the Thanksgiving decorations? Before the haters get on here and say things like "don't look" or "what does it hurt" I am simply stating my opinion to which I am entitled.
This is strange because I, myself, have decided to put up Christmas decorations "early" this year. My neighbor has already beat me to it -- about two weeks ago. For me, and I know that lights, etc. have nothing to do with the "real" meaning of Christmas -- I am a Christian -- but, I just have an extra need to feel that spirit this year -- now. I even played Away in a Manger the other day! The world seems to be going crazy and I need to be reminded that God is not surprised about anything going on in the world now or at any time. Love you Lord Jesus.
MystDefy

Kinston, NC

#14 Nov 18, 2010
veryvermilion wrote:
I think it's creepy the way people take down their Halloween decorations (witches, vampires, etc) and immediately put up a Nativity scene.
My neighbors have some of the most tacky Christmas decorations in their yard. If it flashes, inflates, or just sits there sucking up electricity, they have it covering their yard. It borders on blasphemous.
They have a kind of nice looking, lighted Nativity scene. But they've also got "Frosty the Snowman", Santa Clause, and various Disney characters in attendance to Christ's birth. They're all just standing around looking at the Baby Jesus!
Oh, and they put it up last week--WAY TOO EARLY for Christmas!
Thank you for that visual, Very. Disney in the Manger. Priceless. And I agree, there's a huge difference between festive and glaring tackiness.
OUT OF STATE

Johnson City, TN

#15 Nov 18, 2010
veryvermilion wrote:
I think it's creepy the way people take down their Halloween decorations (witches, vampires, etc) and immediately put up a Nativity scene.
My neighbors have some of the most tacky Christmas decorations in their yard. If it flashes, inflates, or just sits there sucking up electricity, they have it covering their yard. It borders on blasphemous.
They have a kind of nice looking, lighted Nativity scene. But they've also got "Frosty the Snowman", Santa Clause, and various Disney characters in attendance to Christ's birth. They're all just standing around looking at the Baby Jesus!
Oh, and they put it up last week--WAY TOO EARLY for Christmas!
You can't be from "these" parts. WAY TOO JUDGMENTAL DUDE!!

Since: Dec 09

Gallatin, TN

#16 Nov 18, 2010
MystDefy wrote:
<quoted text>Thank you for that visual, Very. Disney in the Manger. Priceless. And I agree, there's a huge difference between festive and glaring tackiness.
Maybe I'm being unkind, but I just don't understand how people are glorifying Christ's birth by having "Winnie the Pooh" stand solemnly (but grinning) beside Jesus's manger, while an inflated "Frosty the Snowman" beams and looms in the background near the 3 Wise Men.
It's like an acid trip...
OUT OF STATE

Johnson City, TN

#17 Nov 18, 2010
veryvermilion wrote:
I think it's creepy the way people take down their Halloween decorations (witches, vampires, etc) and immediately put up a Nativity scene.
My neighbors have some of the most tacky Christmas decorations in their yard. If it flashes, inflates, or just sits there sucking up electricity, they have it covering their yard. It borders on blasphemous.
They have a kind of nice looking, lighted Nativity scene. But they've also got "Frosty the Snowman", Santa Clause, and various Disney characters in attendance to Christ's birth. They're all just standing around looking at the Baby Jesus!
Oh, and they put it up last week--WAY TOO EARLY for Christmas!
Hey, by the way, aren't you the dude that preaches about peace and love all over topix? So much for your love thy neighbor (even if he is different) speech!
MystDefy

Kinston, NC

#18 Nov 18, 2010
OUT OF STATE wrote:
<quoted text>
Hey, by the way, aren't you the dude that preaches about peace and love all over topix? So much for your love thy neighbor (even if he is different) speech!
You can love your neighbor without loving the garish display in his yard that brings your property values down by its very existence.
one of em

United States

#19 Nov 18, 2010
Mosheim Country Girl wrote:
I also work 5 days a week including every other weekend. I also have children at home. I also have many plans. I still can find time to wait until one holiday is done before I decorate for another. As I said to start with... it is only my opinion, and people don't have to like it. I just wanted others opinions too.
I respect your opinion, and I would appreciate the same courtesy. That was the time I had to do it, so I did. This is the best time of year and I would hate to put my decorations up only to turn right around and take them down, I like to enjoy them when the spirit of the season hits me, and it hit me last weekend, and everytime I walk past my tree it makes me smile, everyone needs a little added happiness this day in time. I do not put any outside, just a wreath on the door, so it's very tasteful.
Blessed daily

Elizabethtown, KY

#20 Nov 18, 2010
Mosheim Country Girl wrote:
If you decorate for FALL in general, then you can add Halloween decorations for that holiday, take those down and add for the Thanksgiving holiday and that way you have decorations for a couple of months. Not too hard I would expect. As for "how the f**k" I am disgusted by it it's very simple. The Thanksgiving holiday is supposed to be for taking into account the ways we have been blessed in our lives, the freedoms we take for granted each day, the sacrifices that our forefathers and personal ancesters made for us to be able to live here in America.Corporate America has nearly forced Thanksgiving right out of the picture because it isn't the cash cow that Halloween and Christmas are. As far as I am concerned putting Christmas before Thanksgiving is proving how greedy we as American have become.
People should be Thankful Daily. Not ONE time a year, just because someone puts up CHRISTmas decor early doesn't make them a Greedy American! Get over it and don't hate

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