Yes I know I am a day late but my pumpkin pie happened a few weeks back now ...
Strange how US ideas are seeping into UK culture - but thankfully Hallmark haven't started to try and get us all to 'do thanksgiving' yet (not that the Brits have anyone to thank for anything
On the subject of commercial holidays this
blog amused me (its only short). The movie (You better believe it) is worth downloading (although it is nearly 5Mb long). I have two house that compete on a similar scale in my village - you can literally see them from miles away - aided by no streetlighting out in the sticks.