Who skips Thanksgiving?

‘Tis the season to be merry.  Or very bitter about people forgetting Thanksgiving.

People all over social media are always in an uproar this time of the year because they claim a large part of the population “skips Thanksgiving”.

96.1 has already started with the Christmas tunes, and retail stores all over have followed suit.

Here’s the thing, if we only celebrated Christmas in December, that only gives us 25 days. Halloween is typically celebrated from the middle of September through October 31. Thanksgiving is celebrated from November 1 through the fourth Thursday of November, which is typically the 23-37. But there’s more to my argument.


The going idea is to celebrate both throughout November. Christmas music doesn’t mean Thanksgiving is forgotten. If people wrote and performed songs about the meal shared between the Pilgrims and the Native Americans, I would listen.

Besides Charlie Brown, there’s only one other Thanksgiving movie, and that’s Planes, Trains, and Automobiles with John Candy and Steve Martin.  Great flick, undoubtedly; it’s not the everyday Americans that are giving Thanksgiving the short end of the stick, it’s Hollywood.

Thanksgiving is always lumped together with Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and New Years.  The group is referred to as “The Holidays”. The media are who’re “skipping” Thanksgiving.

So, next time you want to throw shade at people for cruising right to Christmastown after Halloween, remember who is setting the rules around here.

SAUmediaHive is a collaborative student project with the aim of improving our writing skills and understanding how sharability works in digital communication. Opinions and commentary are our own and do not reflect that of St. Ambrose University or the Department of Communication.



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s