Thanksgiving is less than a week away, but you’d hardly know it by strolling through the aisles of some of the nation’s retail outlets. Christmas tunes are already blaring over the airwaves and wreaths bedeck the display windows. Even the drugstore has switched to carrying the red-and-green wrapped versions of your favorite candies.
As Ylan Q. Mui reports, “Thanksgiving has long been in danger of getting overshadowed by its more popular cousin, Christmas. Every year Americans bemoan the encroachment of pine trees and presents on pilgrims and pumpkin pie, a phenomenon the retail industry calls ‘Christmas creep.’ But this season, a line seems to have been crossed.”
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