Sean Jordan: Have a merry Thanksmas
November 21, 2017
Is it me or has Thanksgiving turned into a Christmas prequel?
I am not particularly fond of Thanksgiving, with the expectations and how the holiday has gotten out of hand in my opinion, but it just seems more and more that Thanksgiving has turned into a Michael Bay three-part movie titled, "Christmas: Black Friday."
With Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and all the "door-buster" sales these two holidays have turned into one ugly mess.
What was once heralded as a holiday for thanks and giving has turned into a bulbous garbage monster filled with "savings and deals you can't get any other time of year" in hopes you spend more.
I can't leave my house or turn on any electronic device without being bombarded by holiday deals. Black Friday has somehow seeped into the days leading up to and even into Thanksgiving, giving you more reasons to not spend time with your family.
Judging from my column last week (and this one) you may find I clearly am a "Scrooge" when it comes to the holiday season.
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Despite my ranting on all the things I don't enjoy about this time of year there are a few things I do enjoy.
I like to watch holiday movies like "Planes, Trains, and Automobiles," "Elf," "How the Grinch Stole Christmas," "A Christmas Story," and many of the old stop-motion animation movies I grew up with.
There is something nostalgic about those that keep me warm in the colder winter months.
My wife and I also enjoy playing in the snow. Whether it's going to the resorts to ski or snowboard, or just play with the dogs, we enjoy that time we share together.
My wife is also a fan of the holiday decorations, so she has taken to decorating the house and tree we put up every year.
That's about it. We keep it simple throughout the holidays. Nothing fancy, nothing too extravagant, and usually stress free (minus dealing with traffic and holiday shoppers).
Lastly, I do believe that this time of year is a time to be grateful for what you have and where you are in your life.
I know I'm grateful for all the opportunities that have come my way this year and I am even grateful for my failures. That may sound weird but if it weren't for my shortcomings I wouldn't of learned how to fix them and I wouldn't be where I am today.
With that, I say to you all have a happy holiday season, enjoy whatever holiday tradition you have, and get ready for winter because it is closer than you think!
Contact Prospector Editor Sean Jordan at 530-477-4219 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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