The Mayor of Houston has been receiving some “constructive criticism” regarding a tweet that she posted a few days ago. About 10 days or so before HALLOWEEN, I began to see some shops and stores put up their Christmas decorations. See the tweet below.
Argh! Just passed second shopping area already decorated for Christmas! It's not even Halloween yet! It's stupid and irritating!-a—
Annise Parker (@anniseparker) October 25, 2012
Stores here in Houston have stated that they have to do whatever is necessary to make sure they make their Christmas profits. That’s right… Christmas profits. I am all for businesses doing well so they can make a living, that is the American dream. But I am not for making a religious holiday into an opportunity to overspend. It is much more than about gifts and presents and overeating, it is a remembrance of the birth of Jesus Christ.
Personally I have no problems with her comments; having Christmas decorations up two months prior to the event is ridiculous. These decorations were up before Halloween and Thanksgiving and so called “Black Friday.” At this rate we should keep Christmas decorations up all year.
Here’s to Annise Parker and I hope you are looking forward to Thanksgiving, the forgotten holiday.