Thanksgiving: More Than Pre-Christmas by Jason Soroski

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Thanksgiving: More Than Pre-Christmas
by Jason Soroski

For the last several years it has felt to me that Thanksgiving has become a bit of an afterthought to Christmas. And trust me, I love Christmas. My favorite movie is “It’s a Wonderful Life," and I have been listening to Christmas music since….well…I never really stopped.

Here we are in Mid-November and Christmas movies are already on TV, Christmas music is already hitting the airwaves, Christmas lights adorn our neighborhoods, and Christmas displays are up and buzzing in every store we visit. As a Christmas kinda guy, I love all that.

For as long as I can remember, Christmas and Thanksgiving have been bundled together, and that is a good thing! Any kid in school can explain why Thanksgiving means that the teachers lighten up just a bit, and Christmas break is all that much closer. But what I don’t enjoy is when Thanksgiving simply gets lost in the Christmas hustle and bustle, becoming a mere gateway to “the Holiday Season."

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