Wednesday, November 08, 2006

A war we can all agree on

In the interest of encouraging a spirit of bipartisanship and a recognition of the core beliefs we all hold, I would like to suggest the following petition:

Whereas:
We, the undersigned, while realizing stores are not charitable concerns and need to make money;
That Christmas comes but once a year;
That it is right and proper for those who enjoy Christmas to revel in decorated trees, glittery objet 'd art, and really tacky mugs with demented snowmen on them;
However:
To every thing there is a season, and the Christmas one does not start at 12:01 a.m. November 1st;
That it is a hissing and an abomination to have anything that a Reasonable and Prudent Person would consider to be a Christmas design in view of children, pets, the elderly, the middle-aged, and me UNTIL the Thanksgiving dishes are being washed;
WE THE UNDERSIGNED
do undertake to refrain from purchasing, whether for our own or others, any such Christmas paraphanalia UNTIL the last Friday in the month of November, known in the common parlance as Black Friday, in the hopes of teaching said stores a lesson or at least bringing a halt to the creeping advent of the Christmas displays which at this rate are going to be showing up in July if we don't Take Steps.

(signed) Snarkatron

(Note: non-Christmas-celebrating types get extra credit for signing and doing what they would normaly do anyway. Cool, huh?)

5 Comments:

Blogger Barb said...

So you prolly don't want to hear that I've already purchased 2 gifts for family members. Heh.

12:38 PM, November 10, 2006  
Anonymous Mamabear said...

I am soooooo with you!!!

Halloween is like my favorite, most favorite holiday of all time and to see the Christmas stuff up and sold at the same time is an abomination.

You have my vote. Lock solid!

10:06 PM, November 12, 2006  
Anonymous Mamabear said...

Oh, and I'll take yer lima beans. Love, love, love them!

10:08 PM, November 12, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I LOVE IT!!!!!

My house is in with you. Of course, we don't usually start Christmas shopping until the second week of December anyway...

Hey...does this mean we leave the Halloween and Thanksgiving decorations up until March?

9:46 PM, November 19, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am with you on this! I don't put up anything until a week before Christmas and I take it down on Epiphany. That's it. Leaving it up longer or putting it up sooner takes away from the whole deal. IT's not special if it's always there. Besides, I'm with MamaBear, Halloween is the best (dark, spooky, nighttime fun with costumes and candy, yeah baby!).

7:52 PM, November 26, 2006  

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