Saturday, November 24, 2007

Black Friday

A day for people to combat shop for the Holiday to come. Lining up in the store parking lots by midnight the night before for that one in three chance of obtaining the 64in HDTV at Best Buy....the catch...only the first three will be sold at 199.00!!! Now that almost got my attention...as the 500 dollar shopping spree the mall gave out to its first three in the door.

So Christmas has become commercial. Every Year I find it harder and harder to get in the Holiday Spirit. Seems commercialism is ruining a holiday of faith and good cheer. You see Christmas all over...but it seems like everyday decorations now...as many do not take down their lights all year. You even hear the changes in our Holiday music...no more of the songs on faith, love and family. Now we hear how Santa is stuck in the chimney after running Grandma over with his sleigh. Cute songs when they are mixed in with the traditional Holiday Carols of the past.

I am not sure how to put music on Blogger...but I would like my family to listen to a song you all have heard a million times over...and know that this song...played many times in my home over the years as a way to hold my family close during a season meant for family when I was unable to share it with them. The Christmas song has been redone by many excellent artist...but my favorite rendition will forever be Nat King Cole's...the true spirit of Christmas music....

Chest nuts roasting on an open fire,
Jack frost nipping at your nose,
Yuletide carols, sung by a choir.
and folks dressed up like Eskimos.

Everybody knows, a turkey and some mistletoe,
help to make the season bright.
Tiny tots with their eyes all aglow.
will find it hard to sleep tonight.

They know that Santa's on his way,
He carries lots of toys and goodies on his sleigh,
and every mothers child,
is gonna spy,
to see if reindeer's really know how to fly.

and so I'm offering this simple phrase,
for kids from one to ninety two,
I know it's been said,
many times, many ways,
MERRY CHRISTMAS, MERRY CHRISTMAS, to you.

Comments on "Black Friday"

 

Blogger Stan said ... (10:06 AM) : 

I agree with you to a point, however, I am not going to allow it to deminish my Christmas spirit, even if I have to celebrate in in my own little world and from Christmas past. The movement of the Christmas season has slowly moved forward from the traditonal Thnaksgiving Day kick off to mid July. I have no problem with the businesses taking advantage of the Christmas shopping season, they to need to make a living to continue bringing us a varity of options to choose from, however, as consumers we have the power to control when they start the celebrations and decorating. When you stop by a store and see them decorating and bringing out the Christmas supplies in August, simply tell them that you will not shop with them until after Thanksgiving, then remain out of their store front until that date. The best thing we can do is to establish and maintain the traditonal Christmas traditions in our own family, it is surprising that as your children grow and move away from home, they maintian some of those same traditions because they were instilled into them at an early age. Many fond memories of Christmas's past!

 

Blogger Shana said ... (10:09 AM) : 

As I pull my decorations out today...I will dream and think of Christmas past. Myself as a young child still having the magic in my heart and eyes, my children and their surprise on Christmas...seems as we get older it is the memories that bring the spirit on.

 

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