Really, when is enough enough? I don't think that there is one day all year that the stores are closed. It used to be Thanksgiving and Christmas and now those days are gone. Why can't we go back to the days of Sunday as a day of rest. Stores closing for the Holidays. Nothing really being open 24 hours. Don't they still do that in Europe?? Maybe I need to live over there...LOL! It was bad enough when stores started to open at 5am on Black Friday....now they just don't close.
When we were young, as an Italian tradition in our family, we used to eat dinner at 2pm on Sundays. Yes, you were hungry again by 6pm, so why they didn't just call it a 'big lunch,' I will never know. By anyway, it was nice. We all sat down together and had macaroni (some call it pasta..LOL). And as the years went on, people started to have to work on Sunday and the time we ate got later and later and eventually we stopped doing it. It saddens me that so many of us let our traditions go as society changes.
Maybe someone someday will realize if we spent more time with our families, we would have half of the problems that we do. So, I am not going shopping on Thanksgiving. Instead, I will be cooking a big bird and having a glass of wine with my family. And I hope you do the same too : )