Sunday, November 1, 2015
Just a few days before Halloween, I was out with one of my friends - we went into a store and you will never guess what I saw! Front and center, the Christmas display was out for the season. A small table in the back consisted of 30% off Halloween decorations. An even smaller display off to the side of the Christmas goodies there was the few Thanksgiving decorations that the store had. My point is, Christmas is a big deal for retail stores, but the stores are really jumping the gun this season.
The fact that Starbucks's "red cups" come out November 1st and that I'm getting emails from stores telling me all about their Christmas products, is absolutely insane. Believe me, I love Christmas, but I love the holiday when it's snowing and, you know, December. No amount of Christmas cheer retail stores are trying to spread to me today will make me overlook the fact that there are still fake spiderwebs and jack-o-laterns on my neighbor's front porch and that children have not even gotten half way thru their newly acquired candy.
However, maybe I'm overreacting. After all, it is the most wonderful time of the year! What do you guys think?