Don't expect FOX News to be pounding the war drums over the War on Thanksgiving by retailers like Sears, KMart, Toys R' Us, and others who have made it clear that when it comes to respecting the value and importance of family, what they really care about is money. Glorious money. Wonderful, lovely, fabulous, sing about it, worship it money.
Some retailers have, happily, resisted the urge to throw families of their employees under the bus. For those who are creeping ever closer to swallowing up Thanksgiving as they long ago consumed that other holiday about the baby in a manger, I say a pox on their houses. Of course if shoppers didn't patronize their establishments, they wouldn't do it. The tendency of Americans to believe morality is only important when it affects me is a big reason we are in the mess we are in. So as much as saving the extra buck may be important, try to think of those who just go royally screwed by the corporate establishment in order to bring you those extra few hours of saving an additional 5%. And imagine what it will be like in another 20 years.