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Is It Too Early For Stores to Advertise the Holidays?

Many of you have already started shopping for holiday gifts or plan on starting to make a dent in your list sometime soon, and the appearance of holiday displays in stores serves as a not-so-subtle reminder to get cracking. Summer is barely behind us and the holidays are still months away, but is it acceptable for stores to have started decorating with their empty, gift-wrapped boxes?


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Nancy-Lehr Nancy-Lehr 8 years
I absolute LOVE holidays but in the appropriate amount. I don't see why retailers think that they must put Christmas stuff out before Halloween is over or that they have to put Valentine's out before the first of the year. It's just crazy. It makes me want to shop at the last minute.
GiGiG GiGiG 8 years
RULE: Nothing for Christmas should begin until Black Friday (the day after Thanksgiving). No music, especially no Christmas music, decorations, and all the other stuff until then. I think it should be put into law. Constitution? Anybody with me? :)
RockAndRepublic RockAndRepublic 8 years
Yeah, it's too early. But they're doing it because everything is going to hell in a hand basket right now. Halloween started in August, in early Sept, i saw a commercial for a Christmas show. Thanksgiving no longer exists.
ffemt1201 ffemt1201 8 years
there was a sign that actually apologized for the earlyness, sweetpea?
ffemt1201 ffemt1201 8 years
haha, for me, it just doesn't feel like "christmas" shopping until November...I don't know why. But, it seemed as though the Halloween decorations were out earlier than usual this year (mid September in CT).
bellaressa bellaressa 8 years
LoveSarah LoveSarah 8 years
Advertising Christmas stuff in September just makes me burnt out on Christmas before it even becomes December.
Cassandra57 Cassandra57 8 years
Get through Halloween? I don't want to see Christmas stuff until Thanksgiving! Retailer greed is beginning to ruin the holidays for me, I'm sick of Christmas by December 1.
Calimie Calimie 8 years
It's too early. I think that shops shouldn't advertise before Halloween and please, no street decorations before the 8-10 of December.
sweetpeabrina sweetpeabrina 8 years
Yes, it's too early. The Macy's by me is a test store for their new set of decorations. I walked in last friday and there was garland and their big red gift boxes everywhere. I almost flipped until I saw a sign that apologized for it being out so early. Hobby Lobby started putting out their christmas decorations back in July.
rabidmoon rabidmoon 8 years
I remember seeing Xmas decorations in the UK start to crop up after Halloween and thinking THAT was too early, simply because they don't have the "buffer" of Thanksgiving stuff on the shelves. Seriously, Christmas is being marketed to death.
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 8 years
I LOVE the holidays, but I hate being rushed into them. I want to enjoy each one at a time. I don't even feel like it's the Halloween season until October comes along. Right now, I'm just enjoying Fall.
pinky-tuscadero pinky-tuscadero 8 years
Yeah! I really don't like being rushed into the holiday season. Can't they wait until after Thanksgiving like the good old days?
codewhiz codewhiz 8 years
I see that artists are already coming out with new Christmas CDs. I've put seven CDs in my Firefox bookmarks so far!
Jude-C Jude-C 8 years
I don't mind the decorations. It's the music that gets me. I used to work in malls for years, and having to listen to Muzak Christmas carols for two months killed all the holiday spirit I once had.
hippiecowgirl hippiecowgirl 8 years
I do think it's too early. That said, I do get really excited about the holiday season when I see the decorations going up in the stores. It doesn't influence my decision to buy things at that moment. I just love the holidays.
HeidiMD HeidiMD 8 years
This is ridiculous. Trust me, those who shop ahead are going to do so regardless of the ads!
popgoestheworld popgoestheworld 8 years
I think it's silly. Christmas in September? Then you're sick of it by November!
Kelliegrl Kelliegrl 8 years
bluestar bluestar 8 years
Yes, it's SEPTEMBER!!!!!!!!!
amybdk amybdk 8 years
Yes! Not only is it too early for stores to be advertising, it's too early to be taking polls online about it! D'OH! Can you tell I'm already having an anxiety attack thinking about the holidays?!
MarinerMandy MarinerMandy 8 years
Renees3 Renees3 8 years
I love love love the next coming months! I love all these holidays! I've actually already done a bit of christmas shopping so I guess I can't say it's anything bad. It's been a rough year for retail so I can see them doing anything they can to boost sales.
Jyramiah Jyramiah 8 years
A bit. I'd like to get through Halloween first. Thanksgiving is a hasle in itself. Just let me do one thing at a time, please.
baybug baybug 8 years
I really don't understand the need to advertise so early. We all know that Christmas is just around the corner. It comes every year!!!
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