Well, the difference between political correctness and sympathy... we kinda screwed the heck out of the Native Americans at every turn. Then there's the lie that the Europeans carved out civilization out of raw wilderness. The Native Americans kinda did, and then European diseases killed many of them off. Things were practically waiting there for the Europeans to move in. And the treatment afterwards.... ouch. Thanksgiving and Columbus Day are kinda polarizing due to the unfortunate parts of our history. But that really has nothing to do with it. I'd like to blame this... the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade. There's one turkey and a couple Pilgrims, but the whole thing is just a reminder that Christmas is coming. There's more Christmas than Thanksgiving in a Thanksgiving parade. Forgivable though, as it is a store that's throwing the parade. But the merger between that and Christmas started out of it. But at least let Halloween happen first. It's for kids, granted. Unless you're invited to a party or have a haunted house, it's for kids. And come on. Don't you just love when cute little kids are running around in costumes and remembering that you used to be like that?