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Christmas creep

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bmw
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Christmas creep

Post by bmw » Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:41 pm

The holiday season starting earlier and earlier every year has really gotten out of control.

I channel past QVC and see them selling Christmas lights, trees, and decorations. IT'S OCTOBER 10TH.

Then you have Black Friday starting earlier and earlier, soon to just be Black November.

I'm really fed up with the ever-increasing commercialization of Christmas. All about the almighty dollar.

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Turkeytop
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Re: Christmas creep

Post by Turkeytop » Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:06 pm

We've been in Florida for the past two weeks. The outdoor temps are in the 90s every day but, inside the stores, it's Christmas. Trees, lights, music. It's obscene.

Went into Walmart to get something from the yard and Patio department. It's gone. They removed all the regular merchandise and filled it with Christmas.

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Bryce
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Re: Christmas creep

Post by Bryce » Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:40 pm

Yup...

In Houston right now. Went into a Walmart to buy a large pack of AAA's and had to walk by a Christmas Tree display. Not even all that close to Halloween and we are treated to Christmas merchandise. Can in be long before someone flips to all Christmas music
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Re: Christmas creep

Post by NS8401 » Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:17 am

Bryce wrote:
Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:40 pm
Yup...

In Houston right now. Went into a Walmart to buy a large pack of AAA's and had to walk by a Christmas Tree display. Not even all that close to Halloween and we are treated to Christmas merchandise. Can in be long before someone flips to all Christmas music
Was in Home Depot with the wife and in laws. My Mother In Law is trying to convince us to get an artificial Christmas Tree and sure enough a whole section of displays. We went for a washer and dryer instead and avoided it for now...

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Re: Christmas creep

Post by RingtailedFox » Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:51 am

a couple years back, i actually saw christmas commercials on September 10th on WXYZ (i think)... it's out of control when christmas bumps up against labour day! :P
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Turkeytop
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Re: Christmas creep

Post by Turkeytop » Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:02 pm

Wife was in one of her women's shops today. She said the staff were greeting all the customers with "Merry Christmas."

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Re: Christmas creep

Post by NS8401 » Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:59 pm

Turkeytop wrote:
Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:02 pm
Wife was in one of her women's shops today. She said the staff were greeting all the customers with "Merry Christmas."
I think I’ll replace “Happy Easter” with “Merry Christmas” in the future... in this want it right now age you can never be too on top of things...

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Turkeytop
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Re: Christmas creep

Post by Turkeytop » Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:26 pm

Happy, or unhappy, whichever you prefer, generic, secular Holiday.

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Re: Christmas creep

Post by audiophile » Fri Oct 13, 2017 2:30 pm

NS8401 wrote:
Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:59 pm
Turkeytop wrote:
Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:02 pm
Wife was in one of her women's shops today. She said the staff were greeting all the customers with "Merry Christmas."
I think I’ll replace “Happy Easter” with “Merry Christmas” in the future... in this want it right now age you can never be too on top of things...
Thumbs up!
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Turkeytop
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Re: Christmas creep

Post by Turkeytop » Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:51 pm

In a brilliant piece of marketing, Pottery Barn, has located a new store right across the street from the Harbor Freight store here. Now, the women can shop till they drop in the Pottery Barn, while the old man shops at Harbor Freight.

Yesterday, after I was finished my shopping, I went across the street to fetch my wife. As soon as I stepped inside the door of Pottery Barn, I could hear the sounds of Christmas music wafting through the store.

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