Monday, November 10, 2008

Stop Ruining Christmas!

No, not you, but every store that has Christmas decorations up already.

Which is about all of them.

Last week, prior to election day, WalMart not only had decorations up and merchandise out, they were playing Christmas carols. When I finally recognized the muzak as "Here Comes Santa Claus", I said, "Oh, vo-mit!" and the lady next to me laughed and said, "I agree".

Yesterday I went to Publix and they had decorations and merchandise out. No Christmas music playing yet.

Today I have to go buy new work shoes. I shudder to think what I may find at the mall (hopefully I won't be too busy dodging bullets to notice).

I'm seriously thinking of boycotting every store that has Christmas decorations up before Thanksgiving. I'll do all my shopping on-line. I have plenty of wrapping paper stocked up.

There is no need for me to reward these businesses for making me tired of Christmas and want nothing more than for it to be over with simply because I've had to endure it for three months.

Everyone I know of hates that the advertising, decorations, and music all begin after Halloween now. So why do the stores continue to do it?

Because we haven't told them to stop it with the one most powerful voice we have: our money.

Today I may make my own little list of who is being naughty and email them that I will not be spending any of my Christmas dollars at their establishments because of their bum-rushing of the season.

Thor sez: Is Santa watching already?


jaz said...

Yeah, really!

Everybody knows that the Christmas season doesn't begin until Santa Claus waves to the crowd at the end of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade.

Retailers these days. No respect for tradition.

Anonymous said...

Today I was in Chicago....on Michigan Avenue....a few store windows were decorated for Chirstmas....but not very many...and there were NO Chriistmas decorations up at WaterTower.....YEA!!!

Marcheline said...

Dude - it's NEXT MONTH! Do you realize this is November we're in??? OF COURSE they've gotta put up holiday stuff the month before, or nobody would have their shopping done by the time the big day rolls around!

Of course since we're all poor now, my family has decided to completely forego the whole present thing this year. Bah, humbug.

- M