The Crimson Report
Black FridayMonday, November 28, 2011 By Johana Valerio
Is Thanksgiving becoming Christmas shadow? The day after thanksgiving is Black Friday Which is mostly what people are thinking on Thanksgiving Day. Black Friday is treated by many retailers as the start of the Christmas Shopping season. Christmas decorations and advertising had been thrown at us way before Black Friday. In some stores it came even before Halloween. People start the “hunt” for Christmas gifts during Black Friday since prices are at their reach. Stores need the Christmas season to make their years and they want to make sure that a store down the street doesn’t get their money first. That statement, Thanksgiving comes even as Black Friday shoppers attack fellow customers with pepper spray, robberies and shootings above and beyond the ordinary pushing, shoving and swearing at shoppers who get in the way of greed over an Xbox. This is at a time that the day before we all preached a spirit of giving, charity and kindness, but hey our siblings need their gifts and we need to shop. Shopping has become a way of life as we apparently think of it. Many news articles offered tips for surviving Black Friday excursions, and also how to make a successful shopping experience. Even on television news they advertised the great advantage of shopping online. Families make their shopping plans while preparing Thanksgiving dinner or after eating, and some of the legendary stories we will tell this week will in some way revolve around the weekend's shopping. Will Thanksgiving Day someday not exist since mostly what people are thankful for is Thanksgiving itself since the day after comes the good stuff “The Shopping”. Will it become only a day to rest for the next day to wake up early or even wake up at 12:00 am and stay awake all night? Come to think of it is that the reason why Thanksgiving dinner is always so early.