I've been thinking of possible reasons for calling the day after Thanksgiving black. If you look it up, you'll find that Black Friday refers to the hope that holiday shopping will get businesses out of the red and into the black. And you'll read that the term was coined by Philadelphia police who hated the increased traffic that day.
One of my first thoughts was the stock market crash of 1929—Black Tuesday. Do any of today's shoppers know that the overuse of credit was the reason for the Great Depression?
How about these:
More important than these, I see the annual shopping frenzy as a black blot on American hearts. Thanksgiving Day we thank God for all his blessings. The next day we say, "Not good enough—we want more, more, more."
I am glad whenever I hear of people exchanging the materialistic lifestyle for moderation. Materialism is subtle; it requires constant vigilance to overcome.