I remember picking up some american flags for M's Birthday/4th of July party back at the end of June. Sure enough...Christmas Decorations were peeking at me on a back wall isle.
Halloween night, I was out taking down some of the more delicate and expensive items for storage. I noticed my rather redneck neighbors just down the street also taking their little Halloween display down. I thought I was a trend setter until I noticed that one of them was stringing a bright multi-colored string of Christmas lights....11 PM HALLOWEEN NIGHT! Seriously?
It's like we don't give a rats ass about Thanksgiving any more...are we thankless? Are we in such a hurry to start asking people to buy us stuff that we look over the holiday that requests we give thanks for what we have...not what we want? Major retailers are even making their employees work on Thanksgiving to start the Christmas shopping season early. You know who to blame? Us, the consumer. As long as we buy what they sell, they will sell. My Dad always said, "If a man charges 100 dollars for a Bologna sandwich...he will continue to charge that as long as somebody will pay it".
I love Christmas. Heck I love all Holidays as a way to celebrate life, but I am boycotting Christmas....ALL Christmas until AFTER Thanksgiving.
Really looking forward to CREEPMAS this year.
In my world, all Holidays get a turn....How about yours?