Thursday, November 10, 2011

Christmas Creep

Not this guy

Although if the shoe fits...

I've been able to turn a blind eye to the inflatable reindeer that have been on display at the hardware store since August and ignore the gobs of  Christmas candy the Target elves magically brought out the day after Halloween.  But yesterday I heard my first Christmas-themed radio commercial, trying to convince me to buy a new or used Ford F-150 to the tune- literally- of Jingle Bell Rock.

Maybe the fact that we had our first snow/ sleet storm of the fall yesterday put me in a crummy mood, but it is TOO EARLY for Christmas ads.  I'm not a big Christmas person to begin with, but it makes me like it less, not more, when it's stretched out for 6 weeks.  If I had my way, I'd say no decorations, candy, etc. etc. until at least after Thanksgiving.  I'd actually prefer to keep it to the two weeks before the actual holiday, although you can get thrown in Guantanamo Bay for saying things like that.

So what do you think?  How early is too early to start "celebrating" Christmas?  After Halloween? Thanksgiving?  Dec 1?  Or is this not a big deal and I'm just being a Grinch?    

1 comment:

  1. I love Christmas, but I think Thanksgiving deserves to come and go before Christmas takes over. On a similar note to your shopping experiences, our Wal-Mart set up its Christmas aisle at the end of SEPTEMBER. That was disgusting.