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I hate to sound like Mr. Scrooge, but “Christmas – Bah!  Humbug!”  I hope that when — and if — Jesus Christ comes, He/She will do away with “Christmas” (and other like-celebrations, supposedly in His honor).  More and more, it is the most depressing time of the year — for more and more people.

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We hardly get past Thanksgiving — a time when we should be giving thanks for what we do have — when we start spending what we don’t have — money, time, love…  Needless to say, the event has become so commercial — emphasis is on retailers “making” the year, not where it should be — a Savior who, supposed, did and/or will save us.  Please, save us, Lord Jesus, from all this commercialism and misconceptions about you.

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I, personally, would rather have people celebrating their own causes ~~ a time of year, a harvest, ancestry, community festivals.  I would rather have people giving gifts throughout the year — and ones for the most-part they’ve made — rather than this big glut one day of the year (only to have many “returned” in the days that follow).

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I say “cut the crap!”  Find the reasons to truly celebrate ~~ find the love in your hearts.

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May you all have a blessed and peaceful holiday season. 

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I wasn’t surprised to see, in the News, this morning, that Thanksgiving has been referred to as “Black Thursday”.  It’s sad that Black Friday has, already, overshadowed Thanksgiving, a day to give special thanks and, now, advertisers are announcing “Black Thursday, “Black Week”….. and how many times have you hear “Black Friday” sales mentioned through the past year?  And, yes, there’s “Cyber Monday” and “… Month”… and so on.  😦
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In the early 1970s, I experienced my first Black Friday in retail.  I didn’t know it was called “Black Friday” then — my boyfriend suggested it, that night, and I said the name was appropriate.  I was mortified at what I had experienced, all day long — people fighting over merchandise, as cruel as I’ve ever seen them.  I was grateful they didn’t have guns….  Guns are so much more available these days.  I don’t intend to ever Run with the Bulls; I don’t intend to ever shop on Black Friday… or Thursday.

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