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"Out There...Somewhere": Thanksgiving Caught In A Squeeze

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Langley, SC -

In Langley, South Carolina the people here love to decorate for the holidays. "I do, more for my grandkids and my great grandkids. It's fun, yes," says Elsie Proctor.

And, on Barrett Street in Langley, Elsie is starting to decorate for the holiday, but not the big one later this month. She's not putting out Thanksgiving decorations. "There's some Christmas stuff I've started, stuff I've started putting up," she said.

Elsie's putting up her Christmas decorations, and her neighbor is still celebrating Halloween and getting caught in the middle is Thanksgiving.

"Halloween, Christmas, but never Thanksgiving. We seem to leave that one out," said Myrtis White, who also lives on Barrett Street.

"Thanksgiving is getting squeezed out?" we asked Elsie. "Yes, it is," said Elsie.

And, by putting up her Christmas decorations, she's helping that happen. "Yes, I have to admit I am," she said.

In Augusta, there's a giant pre-holiday crafts show going on, but it's Christmas Made in The South, not Thanksgiving Made in the South. There was even a guy who looked like Santa that stopped by to check it out.

Thirty million holidays crafts here, but try and find a pilgrim or a turkey. I don't know, but if you're looking for a kicked back Santa in a Hawaiian shirt, they got one.

"Thanksgiving is gone, the American people have by passed it," said James, from Ninety Six, South Carolina who plays Santa on the side.

Thanksgiving is getting bypassed. That's a little true in Langley, where Christmas is already on display at Elsie Proctor's.

"Put it out and enjoy it, don't wait until the last day," said Myrtis. "She's bypassing, she's rushing the season. My neighbor, Thanksgiving bypassed, See what you're doing, Elsie, you're bypassing the most important one.

Thank you very much indeed, Langley

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