Christmas BEFORE Halloween? Oh Pleez!

October 29th, 2007

Is it me (no, it isn’t) or is Christmas being pushed on people sooner and sooner. Case in point, we were watching the Chargers vs. Texans game last night. A commercial came on during the break. No, it was a CHRISTMAS commercial. Let’s see, it is October. Halloween hasn’t arrived. They are showingChristmas before Halloween CHRISTMAS COMMERCIALS?!?

I can understand craft stores pushing holidays a bit sooner. If Michael’s or Hobby Lobby wants to put up Thanksgiving or Christmas displays early, that makes sense. Crafters want to start their holiday crafts early in order to get them done on time. That is understandable.

What bothers me is going into a Costco, Walmart, or THE MALL and seeing Christmas decorations as soon as September. Seeing Christmas commericals pushed before we dole out candy to Trick-Or-Treaters.

I realize that businesses want to “pull in” the consumer in order to squeeze every dime out of them before year end. However, can’t you take the holidays as they come? Let us celebrate the seasons while they are here. That is like being a kid and wishing you were 21. Enjoy it while it is here. It will be gone before you know it.

2 Responses to “Christmas BEFORE Halloween? Oh Pleez!”

  1. Mark Says:

    I feel exactly the same way! So much so I did an animated short on the subject where Christmas decorations try to take over a card store before Halloween. Here’s the link.

    http://www.atomfilms.com/film/holiday_rumble.jsp

    If you like it, please pass it on.

  2. Shan Says:

    My husband and I were so sad that we couldn’t pull up the http://www.atomfilms.com For some reason, pulling it up crashes both of our Linux based computers. Weird. However, keep up the GREAT work! Our family are huge film fans.

    Shan 🙂

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