Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Well. It's about TIME.

You know, it's almost surprising, when PriceSmart put up their Christmas aisle the first week of September, and then a week later the ATMs went to green welcome screens with snowflakes and candy-cane lettering proclaiming "December is Here!", that it wasn't until today, *checks calendar* October 10, that I heard a Christmas carol in the grocery store.


pidomon October 10, 2007 6:03 PM  

HOme Depot has ya beat by about a week.
I was sad

Dad October 10, 2007 7:14 PM  

At least here in the States we have Halloween to forestall (or at least slow down) the Christmas merchandising onslaught.

It all reminds me of how hard I resist all things Christmas until at least after Thanksgiving.

Money sure talks in our parts of the world.

Robin October 10, 2007 10:22 PM  

Please, not yet!

I work in retail and I still cry when the early Christmas begins. I saw our first box of Christmas cards arrive the last week of August before we even got the majority of our Halloween books. We have another 3 weeks until we're supposed to start playing Christmas music--though we are already selling it.

Of course, we'll see our first Valentine's Day books by December 15th.

Charlotte October 10, 2007 10:42 PM  

I am strenuously avoiding Christmas here in Germany. It arrived in late September - the earliest in living memory. I am determined not to purchase ONE SINGLE Christmas-related product until Dec 1.

Jennifer October 11, 2007 3:22 AM  

No sign of Christmas yet in Italy. They usually wait until November.

Dad October 11, 2007 5:02 AM  

Makes me want to move to Italy.

I remember when we used to think that acknowledging Christmas before Thanksgiving was pushing it!

Erin October 11, 2007 11:28 AM  

I won't listen to Christmas music until after Thanksgiving, nor will I consider decorating for Christmas until after Turkey season is over, but I have been planning my Christmas presents for ... well, a while now. But that's budgetary more than anything.

Phydeaux Speaks October 11, 2007 4:38 PM  

Makes me glad I avoid stores like they are plague-ridden.

OTOH, my Dad listens to Christmas music year round... but he's all about the celebration of Christ and not the commercialization.

pidomon October 11, 2007 7:20 PM  

Hey there's a fire and beers and s'mores down by the river

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