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Published: Thursday, Nov. 28 2013 6:15 p.m. MST

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Two For Flinching
Salt Lake City, UT

Talk about losing site of the true meaning of Christmas. But hey, your dignity is a small price to pay for a good deal on a tv, right?

Bountiful, UT

Oh, please, stop the insantity. Ironic that on a day to be grateful for what we have, we feel compeled to go grab more stuff. Isn't Black Friday enough? Why do we have to ruin Thanksgiving? If nothing else, this is a tragedy for store employees who want to have one sane day of the year with their families.

Maybe it's time to just be honest, to stop calling the holidays Thanksgiving and Christmas and just call the whole 30 days what they are: Greed Month.

Danbury, CT

Sorry to rain on these people's parade but this intrusion on one of our most important holidays is just awful on so many levels. Thanksgiving USED TO BE the only day that was not focused on getting stuff - it was about family and reflecting on what we're thankful for.

What these people fail to see is they are making millions of others work on a day they would have had with family. All day long. We already work longer hours and on more days of the week than ever before. Can't we just enjoy one day of the year without thinking about shopping?

This is just like Sunday shopping a few years ago - before long there will be no boundaries whatsoever on what takes place on this day.

Christmas Day is next. Mark my words....

Layton, UT

I was very careful to pay attention to the stores that opened early on Thanksgiving so that I make sure they get NONE of my Christmas shopping budget.

Kaysville, UT

Boooooo! And we wonder why America is going down the toilet.

South Jordan, Utah

The retail industry has ruined every holiday. As long as the industry does business on the holidays and fills the media with sale, sale sale!, people will flock for a good deal. This doesn't get fixed without a federal law limiting hours of operation on holidays. I wish America's culture was different but it is not.

American Fork, UT

I'm not sure why we're all groaning about it. It's capitalism unfettered at it's finest. You do not have to go shopping on Thursday if you don't want.

Sandy, UT

@hutterite. Is Thanksgiving about capitalism or about something bigger and more special than deals on garbage.

Danny Chipman
Lehi, UT

Wow. A lot of people seem to be really confused about "needs" and "wants". We're still watching the same tube TV we've had for fourteen years. I suppose it will get worn out eventually. I might look at a flat screen then...or just go to D.I.

Murray, UT

Thanksgiving best holiday of the year! I refuse to put up christmas lights ,tree or anything else thats christmas till after thanksgiving. And shopping cyber monday don't have to deal with rude people.

george of the jungle
goshen, UT

I'm thankful to live in a country that allows free agency. If you aren't grateful your hateful.

one old man
Ogden, UT

Have you heard the new Christmas carol?

Tis the season to be greedy,
Gimme, Gimme, Gimme and Gimme some more.

Bring your Visa down to WalMart,
Spendit, spendit, spendit and spendit some more.

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