Sean D. Elliot, AP
Our take: The holiday shopping mayhem called Black Friday is often seen as the beginning of the Christmas season. But, Eric Metaxas writes in the Christian Post that the Advent of Christmas begins on Dec. 2 for Christians. "Do not let the culture define this most Christian of times for you," he writes. "That would be a truly black Friday."
You've no doubt heard of "Black Friday," the day after Thanksgiving that features, along with countless sales, the more-than-occasional trampling of shoppers by their frenzied peers.
In many ways, "Black Friday" has become a bigger deal than Thanksgiving. So much so that many major retailers have announced that they are opening their doors on Thursday.
The hope is that the possibility of buying something you don't really need for a little less than you would pay a few weeks later will help people work off the turkey and pumpkin pie and get down to some serious Christmas shopping.
The problem is that it isn't Christmas yet — at least not for Christians.
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