ConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (10 years 8 months 6 days ago) and read 2030 times:
I could understand if Christmas was a date TBA...
...but it's the same friggin' date every year, ergo, why on Earth do people wait until this time of year to do their shopping-- then whine about it?!
Have never understood the concept. I mean, I realize some people LOVE the holiday rush because it gets them into the spirit of the season. But for every one of them, seems there's about 10 people who cuss/scream/holler because they're waiting outside a store at 4am-- when it doesn't even open until 6.
Call me Scrooge, but I do my Christmas shopping in June... though have been known to hit the stores on December 26.
ZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7163 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (10 years 8 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2003 times:
There is just something in the air when the christmas rush is on. It is stressful for some but I find it fun in a wierd way. It is like a christmas mood setting experience for many people I would presume.
ScarletHarlot From Canada, joined Jul 2003, 4673 posts, RR: 55
Reply 6, posted (10 years 8 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1984 times:
I hate it and don't understand it either. I try to get as much done early as I can and now the rest will be ordered over the Internet. I just have to get Mr. Harlot's big gift now.
I did go up to Vancouver on Saturday. Of course, American Thanksgiving weekend doesn't matter in Canada but the crowds are getting worse the closer we get to Christmas. It wasn't too bad. Loaded up with Canadian chocolate - yay!
Superfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40298 posts, RR: 74
Reply 7, posted (10 years 8 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1972 times:
......because Santa Claus is there that time of year.
As much as I hate shopping malls, I really enjoy going during the Christmas rush. I like the Christmas decorations, music, kids going crazy and the parents are all panicking. That's what the holidays are all about.
One Christmas season I worked part time at a Victoria's Secret. Women can be very catty, competitive and downright evil to each other when there is a sale and limited supply.
I got a kick out of it.
DesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7855 posts, RR: 14
Reply 9, posted (10 years 8 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1955 times:
Do you buy gifts for people's birthdays months in advance??? Why would Christmas be any different. Oftentimes prices on popular goods come down in time for the holiday shopping season and new products come out around this time of year.
I know plenty of people in their regular shopping do buy stuff with the intention of giving it for Christmas months ahead of time too.
Stop drop and roll will not save you in hell. --- seen on a church marque in rural Virginia
Jaysit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (10 years 8 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1945 times:
Most of the shopping mania is media induced.
Of course, you need that reindeer sweater with matching santa sequined socks. And you just HAVE to buy it now, before all the other gyno-sarauses get to it (and talking about gynosarauses, why is it that most of these shoppers are very large women?)
Babybus From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (10 years 8 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1932 times:
I'm totally with Yyz717 on this one. What a waste of time and money and a horrid way to start the holiday. To prevent the shopping horror this year, my family have decided to cut out all presents and focus on food,booze, socializing and slumping in front of the tv. Now that's the christmas spirit!