Sacramental Turkey Meals and the Over-realized Eschatology of Christmas Decorations
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas… before Thanksgiving. According to a recent survey, 43% of Americans decorate for Christmas by mid-November while an additional 19% decorate in the days just before Thanksgiving. In other words, almost two-thirds of Americans—62%—decorate for the later holiday before the former has come and gone.
You can call me “old school,” a “traditionalist” or even “pedantic.” Just don’t call me “Scrooge” when I joyfully decline to decorate for Christmas until after Thanksgiving has passed. It’s not that I have anything against Christmas. Rather, I have a deep love for Thanksgiving that compels me never to mix it with Christmas trappings. I say that as a concession, not a command. You can have your Christmas lights and eat your turkey too (if you like). But let us all endeavor to rediscover the uniqueness of the holiday. Let’s make Thanksgiving great again. …Read More.