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War on Thanksgiving

How FDR Commercialized Thanksgiving

The Huffington Post | Emily Cohn | Posted 11.25.2014 | Business

In 1939, then President Franklin D. Roosevelt moved Thanksgiving Day a week earlier to give Americans an extra week to shop.

Alexander C. Kaufman

Buffalo-Area Mall Threatens To Fine Stores That Don't Open On Thanksgiving | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 11.25.2014 | Business

A western New York shopping mall is threatening to fine retailers about $200 an hour if they fail to open at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving. Walden Galleri...

Katla McGlynn

Christmas Is The New Halloween, Apparently | Katla McGlynn | Posted 10.27.2014 | Comedy

If you thought 12 days of Christmas was a little much, you don't even want to know what's happening in October. America's retailers seem to be on a...

The War on Thanksgiving

Mark Sandlin | Posted 01.26.2014 | Religion
Mark Sandlin

On a day about being thankful for what we have, many people will be rushing out to buy more stuff. Rather than enjoying time spent with family or friends, they will rush out to battle strangers in an effort to buy more distractions.

Sam Stein

Here's What Happened When FDR Tried To Mess With Thanksgiving | Sam Stein | Posted 11.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Before Obamacare, Hurricane Katrina, Monica Lewinsky, Iran Contra, Watergate and Vietnam, there was "Franksgiving." Seventy-four turk...

This Thanksgiving Ad Totally Gets It

Posted 11.13.2013 | Comedy

Forget Christmas, there's definitely a war on Thanksgiving. If retailers have their way, the days of quality family time while the aroma of turkey waf...

Where Is the Outrage Against the War on Thanksgiving?

Meathead | Posted 01.25.2012 | Home

Why is there not a booming outcry about the creeping of "Black Friday" into Thanksgiving Thursday? Why are we letting greedy merchants steal this unique national family valued event from their clerks, stockboys, cashiers, and managers?