I was in my nail salon the other day, nestling in with a juicy read and treating myself to a mani-pedi when all of a sudden these holiday carols came blasting over their sound system. I was shocked out of my bookish trance and thinking, hey what day is it?! It was only Nov. 16! I hadn't yet ordered my Thanksgiving bird yet or bought the fixings for today's big feast!
The jolly music wasn't putting in me a holiday mood at all; in fact, I was kind of miffed that Thanksgiving, one of my favorite holidays because it's just about family getting together (at least for me), was getting short shrift. And I guess I'm not alone. according to a recent SOASTA poll, here's what other Americans think of the Christmas rush...
78 percent Americans don’t want to hear Christmas music in retail stores until after Thanksgiving and 75 percent think stores shouldn’t put up Christmas decorations until after Thanksgiving.
Please write and let me know what you think. And while you're at it, I'm wondering what you also think about a question posed to the etiquette columnist of my local newspaper. A reader wrote in asking if it was appropriate for a guest to request that the host move up the time of her Thanksgiving dinner a couple of hours so that she could hit the Black Friday sales starting that evening. What would you do?
Have a great Thanksgiving everyone!