User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


26° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

News

[0] My Saved Articles
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Most Popular Today


Does Holiday Shopping Overshadow Thanksgiving?

November 20, 2012, 6:00 PM by Sammi Bjelland

Does Holiday Shopping Overshadow Thanksgiving?
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

The hustle and bustle of the holiday season is almost here.  Thanksgiving is just two days away.

With the shopping madness of Black Friday beginning earlier every year, is this starting to take away from Thanksgiving Day?  We spoke with kids and a few adults about how they view the holiday.

Thanksgiving is traditionally a day spent with family and friends enjoying good food and being thankful. But as stores continue to offer Black Friday deals earlier every year, the spirit of Thanksgiving could be shifting.

"Now that stores are open Thanksgiving day, we can't take one day to spend with our families? I'm a little disappointed," Denny MacRunnels said.

Not all people think the early shopping deals are a bad thing. Some say it's all a matter of choices.

"I would say, 'You don't have to go shopping then. You can go earlier,'" Megan Carreno said.

The kids at Longfellow Elementary School have their own ideas of what this day of thanks is all about.

"I think it's coming all together with your family and being thankful for what you have," 5th grader Eva said.

"I think it's just a time to have fun with your friends, family. Give thanks for everything that you have. And just a fun time being with family," 5th grader Caitlin said.

While many say it's a time to enjoy family, there is another part big of the day that is not quickly forgotten.

"Eating," 3rd grader Stevan said.

"When we have this big family dinner and eat all this turkey and stuffing," Caitlin said.

"Going to eat turkey," kindergarten student Darion said.

Sammi Bjelland: What's your favorite part of Thanksgiving?
Kevin: Eating fruit pies.

No matter how you choose to celebrate the holidays, what really matters is who you choose to spend them with.

"I just love it because I get to be with my family and it's nice to be with them," Eva said.

If you are looking ahead to holiday shopping deals, visit the KELOLAND Shops page on KELOLAND.com.  There you can find all the Black Friday deals and even compare store's price-match policies to get the best deals.

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments







 
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View news

You may also like

Four Dead In Sisseton Shooting

11/22/2014 7:09 AM

South Dakota authorities are searching for a Sisseton man following a shooting early Saturday morning that left four people dead and another person in...

Full Story
UPDATE: Sisseton Homicide Suspect Found Dead In Home

11/22/2014 10:40 AM

Colter Richard Arbach has been located and identified as one of the four people shot and killed this morning in Sisseston.

Full Story
New Charges Filed Against Faith Rasmussen

11/19/2014 4:59 PM

She's already admitted to running a large marijuana ring, now Faith Rasmussen is accused of arranging a deadly robbery.

Full Story
Sisseton In Shock After Shooting

11/22/2014 5:51 PM

It appears a Sisseton man killed three people and injured a fourth before killing himself early Saturday morning, according to the South Dakota A...

Full Story | Watch
SF Teen Surprised By Garth Brooks

11/19/2014 2:17 PM

A legendary country music star gives support to a Sioux Falls family while their teenage daughter was in a Minneapolis hospital last week.

Full Story


Events