Do you know the reason we celebrate Thanksgiving on the second to the last Thursday of November? Would you believe it's because FDR capitulated merchants' appeal in 1939, thereby extending their Christmas advertising period by one week? That's right, President Roosevelt MOVED Thanksgiving from November 30th because of the Christmas shopping season. Some people were so outraged that they continued to celebrate on the 30th, thereby creating TWO Black Fridays. These and other (surprisingly) interesting facts are included in Coupon Sherpa's new post detailing the history of Black Friday.
If you're one of the brave souls to venture out in the wee hours of Black Friday, make sure you check out the Sherpa's "Black Friday Boot Camp." Your sanity--and life--may depend upon it!!
(Instead of Ho ho ho, Santa says Hoo-Rah!)