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Has the Christmas shit always started this early?

The store decorations were up November 1st, the commercials started a week ago, Christmas music playing already. What is this insanity?

by Anonymousreply 26November 19, 2023 1:22 AM

Early? I thought it came kind of late this year. My Costco usually has the trees and lights up by mid-August. Even my local Home Depot is only now building out the tree area in the parking lot; in years past, it was built in September taking up the parking spaces nearest the garden center for months.

by Anonymousreply 1November 18, 2023 6:26 PM

The commercials started b4 Halloween. Most stores started decorating around November 1st here in S. California.

Way too early 4 me!!

by Anonymousreply 2November 18, 2023 6:27 PM

Way too early for me, too.

People who never go out are suddenly crowding every grocery store.

I went to Harbor Freight yesterday to get some drill bits and the place was jammed with holiday shoppers! On a Friday afternoon, FFS!

I hate this shit. I have to go to the grocery, and I dread it. More assholes crawling everywhere, clogging up the aisles like beaches whales.

Why can’t they just STAY HOME and shop on line like they normally do?

by Anonymousreply 3November 18, 2023 6:39 PM

It used to be that retail and municipal holiday decorations went up the day after Thanksgiving or sometime during that week. Now it appears to be the day after Halloween.

Not a fan - to everything is a season.

by Anonymousreply 4November 18, 2023 6:39 PM

[quote] I hate this shit. I have to go to the grocery, and I dread it.

I was just about to post exactly this. Yesterday morning I went to TJ's and it was mobbed. I dread next week.

by Anonymousreply 5November 18, 2023 6:44 PM

Very very strange year-

Its like everyone is on vacation this week AND next.

I had to go to Walmart yesterday. (And I live in a pretty crime free neck of the woods- i think we have the lowest murder rate in the USA, or second to lowest) and the energy in that place was FUCKED. And it was mainly old folks- Like 65-80. What a bunch of cunts.

But at work, everyone was working 1-3 days this week and off, and then are taking next week off too... Its like something is coming and everyone knows it subconsciously.

by Anonymousreply 6November 18, 2023 7:00 PM

R6 ominous…

by Anonymousreply 7November 18, 2023 7:02 PM

R6 Something is coming in what way? Another pandemic? Another 9/11? Recession?

by Anonymousreply 8November 18, 2023 7:12 PM

^^^ Massive layoffs?

by Anonymousreply 9November 18, 2023 8:00 PM

"Something Wicked this way CUMS...all over the hot guys faces" YUMMY!!

by Anonymousreply 10November 18, 2023 8:04 PM

Complaining about Christmas stuff starts earlier every year too

by Anonymousreply 11November 18, 2023 8:17 PM

It’s not early, fool!

by Anonymousreply 12November 18, 2023 9:24 PM

Christmas decor before Thanksgiving is too early. Festive lights are ok.

by Anonymousreply 13November 18, 2023 10:12 PM

R13 here - forgot to sign my post.

by Anonymousreply 14November 18, 2023 10:13 PM

Growing up, we put up our tree on Christmas Eve and took it took on New Year’s Day.

When a holiday is stretched into a couple months, is it really that special?

by Anonymousreply 15November 18, 2023 10:16 PM

R15 yes it is

by Anonymousreply 16November 18, 2023 10:17 PM

[quote]Has the Christmas shit always started this early?

I generally try to take my christmas shit on Boxing Day.

by Anonymousreply 17November 18, 2023 10:19 PM

It’s next month, fool!

by Anonymousreply 18November 18, 2023 10:39 PM

Christmas is only 7 weeks away which will fly by.

by Anonymousreply 19November 18, 2023 10:59 PM

^^5 weeks away, you numb nut

by Anonymousreply 20November 18, 2023 11:02 PM

you're right, sorry. 5 weeks away.

by Anonymousreply 21November 18, 2023 11:04 PM

I really love Thanksgiving and Christmas, but I like to celebrate each o its own. This weekend and the coming week are all about being grateful. Yeah, I have some difficulties right now, but I'm a lot better off than a great many others. I want to take the time to enjoy mid-to-late November...the yellows and oranges, the crunch of the fallen leaves, the two young deer camping out in my backyard this morning until about 2 pm. the college football, all the great food at the end of the week. People are already decorating their homes. I get it -- it's better to do it when it hasn't turned very cold yet. The lights are good, now that it gets dark by 5 pm.

I like getting ready for Christmas...just not the Christmas music just yet!

by Anonymousreply 22November 18, 2023 11:33 PM

Early? We start the Christmas season in September.

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by Anonymousreply 23November 19, 2023 12:27 AM

We need a little extra Christmas spirit this year.

by Anonymousreply 24November 19, 2023 12:49 AM

It’s good to get the Christmas shopping and chores done early in order to really enjoy Advent.

by Anonymousreply 25November 19, 2023 12:54 AM

November 1? Christmas carols and decorations have been up since October in my neck of the woods. I remember seeing Christmas commercials for Glade in September!

by Anonymousreply 26November 19, 2023 1:22 AM
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