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  •  I'm sorry your sister has abandoned the family (4+ / 0-)

    Sadly, she has made her decision (assuming she is not intellectually or emotionally challenged) and, as difficult as it might be to contemplate, is not a hapless victim, seduced and misled. I hope you will still be able to enjoy all the family who chooses to break bread with you on Thursday. Is there any chance you can begin a new tradition of feasting with your sister on the preceding weekend or maybe Wednesday evening?

    And then there's Christmas. It's such a cross-cultural mishmash that it's hard to say what it is "supposed to be about." It's your basic midwinter high feast day with all sorts of other stuff tacked on, and a most amazing repertoire of music from the sublime to the Shatnerian. I say ignore the rest of the world, hang an extra string of lights, eat, drink and be merry with family and friends, sing LOUDly, and maybe do some drunk dialing/ tweeting/ emailing up in the wee hours.

    I seriously doubt Black Friday has caused people to lose perspective of what Thanksgiving and Christmas are supposed to be about. I think they already had their minds made up, and Black Friday gave them something more fun to do than whatever they were doing before Black Friday was invented. Some people love LOVE the mob scene/ tailgate party /camping out for rock-concert-tickets ambience, and pushing and shoving in stores for a bargain. I think it's certifiably insane -- I consider it about as fun as self-immolation or a nice case of Ebola -- so you won't catch me anywhere NEAR a shopping outlet until at least Sunday night. But this is America, where people are free to do all kinds of weird-ass shit as long as they more-or-less behave themselves.

    I hope you do manage to have a Happy Thanksgiving and a lovely Christmas despite all the madness without.

    YES WE DID -- AGAIN. FOUR MORE YEARS.

    by raincrow on Mon Nov 19, 2012 at 08:29:49 PM PST

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