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December 24, 2013

To all those people blaming retail businesses for being open on Thanksgiving and depriving their workers from spending time with their families, they are laying the blame in the wrong place....

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rick424

Dec-24-13 1:03 AM

Looking forward to next Thanksgiving and more great sales.

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Capricorn1

Dec-24-13 4:16 AM

Rick, I'm surprised to hear you say that. I would think you would side with Melissa and denounce the greed of big business. Is it only greed when you can't benefit?

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gavinf56

Dec-24-13 5:12 AM

Uh-oh, Melissa and I agree. You know what just froze over.

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eriklatranyi

Dec-24-13 6:42 AM

Melissa is absolutely right!

See, if a handful were in charge, they would not allow businesses to be open.

But, because we still have the freedom to choose, people choose to shop.

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andy33

Dec-24-13 6:59 AM

erik says..."But, because we still have the freedom to choose, people choose to shop."

Shop...Shop till you drop...SHOP some more till your cash is gone...shop...shop even more till you max out all your plastic...shopping seems like an addictive drug!...Oh, I forgot...you need more stuff and bigger deals!

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Steelman

Dec-24-13 7:32 AM

Why is it that no one is appalled that stores, and movie theaters are open on Christmas. I guess movies are essential.

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CaveFelem

Dec-24-13 7:40 AM

I choose not to shop on Thanksgiving Day. I don't agree with stores being open that day, but that's their prerogative, so I'll vote with my wallet and stay home.

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CMReeder

Dec-24-13 7:42 AM

Who has the energy after celebrating a holiday to go shopping or to see a movie? We buy dvds and play them instead. Anyways there is better buys after the holidays.

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CMReeder

Dec-24-13 7:50 AM

I still have things to do before tomorrow. To everyone have a great Christmas and enjoy the season with family and friends.

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CarlHiller

Dec-24-13 7:56 AM

For once Melissa I AGREE!

All have a safe and wonderful Christmas and New Year!

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eriklatranyi

Dec-24-13 8:07 AM

sndy33:

Thanks for your OPINION.

Unfortunately, you would impose your OPINION onto others who do not agree with your OPINION.

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ToTEXASfromPA

Dec-24-13 8:43 AM

Good LTE.

I know that Target won't be getting any of our credit card or debit card business, no matter the time of year.

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And yes a very, very Merry Christmas to all.

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Capricorn1

Dec-24-13 9:04 AM

Chuck Merry Christmas to you and your family too and you better get busy... time is running out! I'm off to the casino in Wilkes Barre with family for the Christmas Holiday! This will be a first for all of us. We wanted to do something different and the casino has a brand new hotel!

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Tgrammiex4

Dec-24-13 9:27 AM

Wether you approve or not if stores are open on holidays, IF you do go into a store, hospital or any other essential service, thank the employee for giving up thier time.They may not hear it from thier employers but hearing it from you might make thier day a little better.

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Tgrammiex4

Dec-24-13 9:30 AM

And Merry Christmas to All LTE visitors. Hope you all have a joyous day!

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catmantwo

Dec-24-13 9:46 AM

I have to agree with the letter writer. I do not believe the stores would open on the holiday, if the customers were not interested in shopping on the actual holiday. The bottom line is this, if you object, then do not purchase from the stores that remain open on a holiday. But don't force others to suffer because of personal beliefs. The retailers are only giving the people what they want.

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BornHere

Dec-24-13 9:56 AM

I would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and may 2014 bring many blessings to all.

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AmericanCitizen

Dec-24-13 10:05 AM

Melissa is right but unfortunately its not going to stop. This "demand" has probably existed for a long time. I'm sure a lot of people would have shopped on Thanksgiving Day 20 years ago if they could. All that's changed is the companies no longer care about the criticism they get for doing such a heartless thing.

And why? The profits they make outweigh the minor amount of bad publicity they get. Its driven by the same thing that drives nearly all Big-Business decisions - the Almighty Dollar, the graven image we all worship.

This is America, they're perfectly entitled to do it. And I'm entitled to think they're despicable.

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AmericanCitizen

Dec-24-13 10:06 AM

End of rant. Merry Christmas, kids!

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fishman

Dec-24-13 11:24 AM

What's the problem. Thanksgiving is NOT a religious holiday. It was declared by Congress. So why should it be such a travesty to shop on that day. I remember how bored I was as a kid when everything was closed on Sunday. If I was an adult back then I would have been upset that on one of my only two days off I couldn't go to a store for anything!

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DeanWormer

Dec-24-13 11:59 AM

I don't know folk, but I got's a funny feeling it's Obama's fault. Obaaaaaaammmmmma!!!!!!

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Tgrammiex4

Dec-24-13 1:03 PM

Wow, all the 'disagree's on folks wishing a Merry Christmas. SOMEONE is getting coal tomorrow...

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RealAmerican

Dec-24-13 4:11 PM

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RealAmerican

Dec-24-13 4:12 PM

Obongo bongo would close down shops on Christmas like a good socialist. Typical liberal. Obambi. Obungler. So funny

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cheyenne

Dec-24-13 6:01 PM

"I don't know folk, but I got's a funny feeling it's Obama's fault. Obaaaaaaammmmmma!!!!!!"- DeanWormer

Raaaaaaaccccccist!!!!!!!!!!!!

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