Every year, Americans get up at the crack of dawn on the notorious Black Friday after Thanksgiving to spend the day struggling through swarms of desperate sales hunters. This year however, various stores chose to commence their Black Friday sales early thanksgiving Thursday. The innocent struggle that is Black Friday turned to a violent brawl between crazed Christmas shoppers, completely devaluing the true meaning of Thanksgiving.
Black Friday has always been an American shopping tradition, completely separate from the holiday of Thanksgiving. This year though, several retailers including Wal-Mart, Target, and Kmart, merged the two days by commencing their Black Friday sales Thanksgiving Day, kicking off the holiday shopping season earlier than ever before.
“This year's holiday shopping season runs just 27 days, the shortest stretch between Thanksgiving and Christmas since 2002, according to the national retail group,” said Ere Downs, a writer for
The Courier Journal
This shortened shopping season has definitely contributed to the craze of Black Friday being pushed one day earlier to what some are dubbing “Grey Thursday.” After all, stores do need to make ...