It’s a bit disconcerting to already hear Christmas music playing in some area stores and hotels, and see Christmas merchandising in full swing. Some homeowners have Christmas lights up.
Ahem. It’s not even Thanksgiving yet!
President Franklin Roosevelt tried to appease retailers in 1939 by officially moving Thanksgiving one week earlier — from the last Thursday in November to the next to last — to allow more time for Christmas shopping.
But many Americans resisted the change. Roosevelt’s opponents derided the holiday as “Franksgiving.” In 1941, Roosevelt and Congress officially established the holiday as the fourth Thursday in November.
Apparently that’s still not early enough for some retailers.
Posted by Randy Scholfield
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