The Vondrook Staff Explains Thanksgiving’s Meaning
The staff here at Vondrook Internet Magazine would like to take the time to post an important message to our wonderful fan(s?) in regards to the true meaning of the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. It seems that every year the sanctity of Thanksgiving and the time given for it is pressed harder and harder by other holidays that butt in on the day of Thanks.
We would like to personally acknowledge and appreciate the true meaning of Thanksgiving, which is to wish everyone a Merry Christmas.
Thanksgiving isn’t just about inviting the family over and giving thanks and grace to all of the things that you seemingly take for granted in life; it’s about putting up Christmas lights in your front yard or those large, inflatable monstrosities that billow across your living room windows when a stiff winter wind blows.
When we hear “Thanksgiving,” we should all immediately conjure images of Frosty the Snowman and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer….at 8 feet high, tumbling down the street at the mercy of a majestic breeze and into oncoming traffic after breaking free from the bonds of your shitty sheepshank knot that you unsuccessfully showed to your overweight, exclusively mouth-breathing, sleep apnea-ridden child you have. That’s Thanksgiving.
Anyone can call up a friend or family member that they have fallen out of touch with and invite them over without hesitation or ulterior motive; that’s easy. But can you stuff your face with Turkey and then proceed to head to the mall with that person where you will either trample or be trampled by people who are super-jazzed about the birth of Jesus, our Lord and Savior? Jesus may have worn rags, but he wasn’t around to see the invention of yoga pants that you can get 2 for 1 from the hours of 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm only.
Thanksgiving isn’t just about wishing a Merry Christmas to Christians anymore either! There are numerous December holidays out there that we can celebrate on Thanksgiving. The Jews have Hanukkah, which they say isn’t like Christmas at all, but we have a hard time wrapping our head around that. And the blacks, they have Kwanzaa, which dates all the way back to the 20th century. It is a holiday of honoring African heritage in African-American culture. Those two holidays are just a small sample of holidays that Thanksgiving represents. And we say that’s fine! Any way you want to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ is fine.
So, please, take the time to look into your life and see what wrongs you could right. Is there a family member or friend that you haven’t spoken to in a long while? Did your last conversation end in an argument that you can’t even remember? Don’t hesitate to call that person this Thursday. That’s what Thanksgiving is all about! It’s about having the courage to pick up the phone and saying to that person, “Hey, Merry Christmas. Do you want to go to the mall tonight?”
The Vondrook Staff
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