Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Happy Hallow-give-mas!

My dad has decided that we should no longer live in denial that Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas are still separate holidays. Christmas stuff is in the stores these days in mid-October (maybe even earlier), before the Halloween stuff is even marked down. So we might as well acknowledge that the "holiday season" has expanded to include the last three months of the year and give it a new name. It started as "Hallow-thanks-mas" (which, by the way, Dad, was already coined. Sorry.), but I think "Hallow-give-mas" works better because it takes the first part of the first major holiday, the middle of the next, and the end of the last. Although, I suppose it depends on how you celebrate. If you don't have much to give, it may still be Hallow-thanks-mas. But Hallow-give-mas flows a little better, even if the contribution of Thanksgiving to the name is a little less obvious.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is this convergence of the holidays a good or bad thing. I am not sure. Obviously the retailers think so because they are doing it. Maybe it's good because it boost the economy and people's spirit for a long extended period. In a world where bad news is the only news we probably need this.

The Internet has really changed my world. It used to be when I had a "great" idea, it came about in 20 years or so. Then it was 10 years, and now it's two years in the past.

11/20/2007 8:29 PM  
Blogger Cogito Ergo Sum said...

It should be Happy:


But speaking of major holidays, when do you get to celebrate your birthday? I'm rapidly running out of free weekends.

11/21/2007 1:59 PM  

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