or is the commercial aspect of the Christmas Season starting ridiculously early this year?
Have I just not been paying attention the past few years...
Is it the economy?
If they run Christmas commercials non-stop from October 1st until December 24th, will sales really be that much more substantial?
Christmas Carolers were singing at Pioneer Square--on November 13th....
I realize Thanksgiving is not such a hot retail holiday, but wow, it deserves a little recognition.
I was at Fred Meyer last month and they already had Christmas Cards and Paper, Lights, etc... completely set up and ready to go. Seriously?
I'm all for shopping early, but part of the fun for me is actually being ahead of the game, ahead of the dozens of catalogs cramming our mailbox, ahead of the swarms of shoppers at the mall, ahead of the massive waiting lists at the video game store, frankly, ahead of the annoying "buy your Mother a cell phone for Christmas" ads on TV. I'm kind of sad because I have not purchased one present yet--and I guess I am way behind!