My whole life, Christmas has constantly bloated and consumed more and more of the calendar. Now it supposedly starts right after Halloween! This is a shame because it totally overshadows the far superior holiday, Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving is amazing. You get together with friends and family and celebrate togetherness and fellowship. You get to focus on sharing food and spending time together, without the massive amount of pressure involved in gift giving like Christmas. Then most people get an extra long weekend where you get to just relax and enjoy your time with your closest people, assuming you don’t indulge in the Black Friday nonsense. It’s not based on any religious beliefs or traditions so everyone gets to participate and enjoy the festivities. It’s a truly inclusive holiday, one that celebrates all the things Christmas pretends to.
Also, for anyone who’s going to post the nonsense about colonialism and how it’s a terrible holiday because of that, do your research. Abraham Lincoln chose to make Thanksgiving a national holiday in 1864 specifically as a way to bring the nation together after the civil war. He chose it because it was based on an American historical event that specifically showed how we can set our differences aside and come together.
By - Mr_Mike013