You see it everywhere: Christmas candy on the shelves at Halloween time, holiday lights and decorations going up long before Thanksgiving turkeys hit the table. Christmas creep has been creeping for years, but with Black Friday sales now actually starting on Thanksgiving Day a backlash is growing against the commercialization of one of the last almost commerce-free days of the year. On this rebroadcast of today's To the Point, guest host Sara Terry looks at what's behind the latest retail push, and who's fighting back. Also, Middle East rulers are seeking divergent paths to maintain power, and curiosity may have killed the cat, but it's heading to Mars on Saturday. NASA's newest rover is set to launch.
Banner image: Shoppers crowd a Best Buy store at dawn during Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving which commences the holiday gift-buying season on November 26, 2010 in Naples, Florida. Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images