m I the only one who remembers when Christmas decorations in stores started going up right after Thanksgiving and then it was a BIG deal when a few places crossed that line and put some up a day or two BEFORE Thanksgiving?
Or, am I just imagining this? Because I really think that’s how it used to be. Of course, I am in a much OlDeR generation than kids today but boy, Christmas just starts earlier and earlier every freaking year. And really, why wouldn’t it? It’s in retail’s best interest to have it set up YEAR ROUND. I mean, people love the idea of lay-away and getting an early start on buying gifts for all of their friends and families. I’m told this is to better “budget” or something like that. Whatever. I’m more like the kind of guy who starts to deal with the weather when I go outside, so I extend that same approach to holiday planning.
Anyway, I’m in my local-retail-posing-as-a-wholesale-style-themed-warehouse-club-store the other day, it was just 2 days after LABOR DAY for the record when I see………THIS—->
Again, I get it. I know why a store would and does do this. But, let’s take a step back here. We are getting dangerously close to making Christmas in July a real thing here!
Backlash will one day come for sure! Cats sleeping with dogs, skies falling, night turing into day, it’s an apocolypse in the making and one we’re bringing upon ourselves which when we take a look around, is beginning to become a pretty common theme.
Beheadings, anti-everything stickers, crazies running into the White House, Secret Service being really secret about their service. It’s not GOOD!