31 October 2008

so soon?

doesn't it seem christmas comes earlier and earlier each year?
fifteen years ago early morning sales began the day after thanksgiving. later christmas magazines started appearing on supermarket newsstands around veterans' day. and now this in my inbox today - as well as the first christmas commercial of the season on tv tonight. i expect when i go out later this morning, still chewing my halloween gum, the stores will all be decked out for the holidays. after all, there's only fifty-five shopping days left!


Anonymous said...

we have "Christmas creep" here also but the only thing they put out are cookies and candies. it used to be that nothing appeared until December 8th. joanna

maryv said...

I remain in humbug mode until after Thanksgiving. Advent, after all, does mean "beginning", and it seems like it should be soon enough to begin the commercialism.

Anonymous said...

I can't stand the fact that so many people think the meaning of Christmas is presents.