Carmenlu15 From Guatemala, joined Dec 2004, 4763 posts, RR: 27 Posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1462 times:
I remember that when I was a kid (not that long ago - I'm not in the A.net git league yet) the stores started putting up Christmas displays in late October/early November. Well, last weekend I went shopping and oh surprise, the department stores are already selling Xmas ornaments! WTF?!
Is it just me, or this whole Christmas marketing strategy has gone way too far? What next, Xmas-themed wrapping paper for my birthday gifts (mid-July)?
Ho-ho-have a nice day!
Don't expect to see me around that much (if at all) -- the contact link should still work, though.
Newark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 27
Reply 4, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1430 times:
Any decoration before Halloween is ridiculous, and it should really wait until at least after Thanksgiving. But what do you expect when stores think they can make a few extra dollars by starting Christmas a few months early.
Tmatt95 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2005, 489 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1422 times:
I have already seen Christmas cards for sale. Who in there right mind buys Christmas cards around 3 months before Christmas. It is amazing how companies can stretch out festivals, to such an extent, I'm surprised they have not started putting up Easter eggs for next year.
TedTAce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1396 times:
If I didn't have a wife and family (IE something to loose) I would threaten to burn down any store with Christmas stuff in it before the Thanksgiving turkey was done being cooked. But as I do have something to loose, I'll just sit back and dream that my words can be inspirational. Though OFFICIALLY I say anyone who acts on THIS idea is dumber then MD-90, B744F, September11, and the deaf-commedy-jam twins combined.
Redngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 40
Reply 9, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1357 times:
I actually look for the first mention of Christmas in late August. This year was no different. I forget where it was, but I saw a sticker that said something to the effect of "great idea for early Christmas shopping."
Quoting Tmatt95 (Reply 5): I have already seen Christmas cards for sale.
Christmas cards are for sale year round at your local dollar store.
S12PPL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1324 times:
To quote Lewis Black:
"There was a time when Halloween was Halloween...And Santa wasn't sticking his nose in it!"
Anyone watch Monday Night Football tonight? Guy dressed as Santa watching the game. It's SEPTEMBER!
I'm getting sick of Christmas starting in October. It's like everyone has to start shopping as early as possible. It's ridiculous. Christmas is no longer about a holiday, it's about presents, and shopping. It's sad, really.
Willo From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 1352 posts, RR: 11
Reply 15, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1316 times:
A local restaurant had their "Book your Christmas function" banners out just after Easter. Many of the charities (RSPB, RNLI) had Christmas cards in their catalogues which arrived in July. The commercialism really is ruining the festival.
In the UK we also seem to be shifting away from why there is a celebration in the first place. The whole thing is becoming sanitised for fear of offending sections of the population - this in a supposedly Christian country.
LTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13765 posts, RR: 17
Reply 16, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1310 times:
I have seen for several weeks now a new lawn decoration for Christmas. Look, it is 80+ (F) degrees out, can't you wait or are you sooooo desprite and greedy you can't wait. I find the hyperearly displays of seasonial items to be very offensive. I saw Christmas stuff in a WalMart last week where the school supplies were displayed 3 weeks ago. Part of the problem is that so much of the crap comes from China with a 6 week or more shipping time, so it has to be put someplace so in time for selling.
Worse, is that probably 80% of the gifts will come from China or some other anti-christian country where workers are virtually enslaved. Please, I would like some choice as to where my products come from, including from the USA or even Mexico. I would also like to see any religious items as to Christ only come from countries that have religious freedom and Christians, like Mexico or even Taiwan or Korea.
Soups From Ghana, joined Jun 2004, 3438 posts, RR: 13
Reply 17, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1302 times:
GGrrrrrr i hate those old christmas calendars....... everyday open a window and get a chocolate.... should usually last for a month... they last just few hours with me...
Christmas decorations/card... are out alreasy 3months before... xmas has become way too commercialied as mentioned above
Next destinations, Suarabaya, beirut, paris, Accra
ViveAF From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2001, 198 posts, RR: 7
Reply 18, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 1290 times:
Oh yes... it`s started ! I was in Tesco`s Stockport last Friday night... a bit of late night crowd free shopping and just as I turned into the Bakery Aisle... WHAM !! Shelves full of Chrissy Cake mix, Chrissy Pudding Flavoured Muffins (a new tradition ???), Little Icing Sugar Santas for decoration.... and sachets of mixed spices for making mulled wine....
I was half expecting a display of Easter Eggs by the Pick`n`Mix
MD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 14811 posts, RR: 61
Reply 19, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 1287 times:
I was just down at my local supermarket and they are laready putting out the christmas decorations. for F*ck's sake, it is still late summer over here (even according to the the calendar!).
The same, they start decorating for Easter right after new year.
Falcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1282 times:
Well, as someone who's wife works in retail, there's no doubt in my mind Christmas season starts WAY too soon. My wife started her 6-day a week work schedule this week for the, you guessed it, Christmas season.
Hell, it was almost 80 in CLE yesterday. No time to be thinking of December 25th!