Quick question for my American friends this morning:
When did Christmas become part of Thanksgiving?
Or, maybe, I should ask why the two holidays are merged…
Anyone want to enlighten an European-raised, Canadian person up here in Toronto?
The timing doesn’t impact us as much in Canada because our Thanksgiving is in mid-October which is due to the fact that up here, our growing/harvest season is a tad shorter than the warmer climes of most of the American States. But they do push Christmas stuff down our throats the second that holiday is over. Halloween, on October 31, is often a jumble of mass-produced plastic crap on shelves across every store here in shopping obsessed North America and it depresses me to no end.
If you turn on any TV channel as of November however, and you watch the shows (sitcoms, drama, etc), almost all of them have a Christmas tree front and center during the Thanksgiving holiday feast.
I just want to know why.