Tuesday, October 6, 2009

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas 'Round Here...

...and it's starting to tick me off.

It's OCTOBER. I went in Hobby Lobby today to get a pumpkin and a wooden picture frame for a fall craft get-together I'm going to Saturday at the home of one of the nurses I work with and they had ALL their Christmas stuff out! Not just the year-round Christmas stuff. ALL of it. Decorations, lights, wrapping paper, boxes, everything. I was most thoroughly disgusted. Now don't get me wrong, I LOVE Christmas. Cannot wait for Christmas. If I wasn't already married, I'd marry Christmas, I love it so much. It's my favorite holiday of them all but gah, three months of it??! Plus seeing Santa and Baby Jesus with His mama and daddy right next to ghosts and witches cheapens Christmas to me. It might just be me. I don't know.

And then today after work, I went to Cracker Barrel to get some supper and Christmas has 'sploded in there, too!!

This putting Christmas stuff out early thing is relatively new. I remember when Larry and I were in Augusta in 2000 and I was at the mall the weekend after Thanksgiving. They were putting up the Christmas trees then. After Thanksgiving, like you 'sposed to. That was only nine years ago.

So what has happened in the past nine years?? I realize the earlier they put the stuff out, the more money they make but for me, it just makes me want to avoid stores that do that.

What do y'all think??


  1. I've been noticing this for years now...not sure how long, but it has irked me too at times. Makes you aware of the "commercial" agenda.

  2. I love how this is tagged "wrongness."

  3. Yeah, I know what you mean, and it used to tick me off, too. I have sort of become conditioned to it now. Plus, it gives people a chance to buy stuff like decorations a little along, leading up to Christmas, which can be good. Just think about those folks who wait until Christmas EVE or the week before Christmas to decorate and put up their tree--they must think people like US are insane for starting at Thanksgiving! I just try to look at it like I do all other home decor now and it doesn't bother me as much. Eventually, holiday decor will probably be in stores year-round.