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Stores are already stocking Christmas decorations and gifts. Have you already started your Christmas shopping?

Response Percent Votes
Please be serious, I haven’t even bought Halloween candy yet.
 
69% 570
Yes.
 
15% 129
No.
 
14% 122
Total 821

Comments

bobberboy 5 years, 6 months ago

I like to begin thinking about Christmas once Halloween is over.

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autie 5 years, 6 months ago

Saturnalia rules!!..but only after November 30.

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jamoca 5 years, 6 months ago

There's no easier way to "ease the pain" of steep credit card bills on January than to buy Christmas gifts throughout the calendar year.

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lily 5 years, 6 months ago

I Christmas shop all year long when I find the right gift. It just makes sense rather than searching for something that may or may not be a great gift and spending a small fortune.On the other hand, I don't want to see Christmas decorations this early. The commercialism is awful. It has become more of a capitalist event than a Christian holiday.In recent years we've tried to focus more on family activity, community service etc instead of what do I get or give. It's meant more and causes less stress. We have to make the decision ourselves to make it the best it can be.

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Windlass 5 years, 6 months ago

Levon has gone back to blowing up balloons.

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ForThePeople 5 years, 6 months ago

Anonymous usergccs14r (Anonymous) says:One year back in the 90s, Dillard's over in Westridge Mall was putting up Christmas decorations on Labor Day weekend. That's insane.There should be a rule that store displays for holidays can't go up more than 30 days before the holiday, or before the preceeding holiday if there is less than 30 days between them. That means no Christmas displays before Thanksgiving, and no Thanksgiving displays before Halloween. The longer retailers try to stretch out the holidays, the less special they become.I totally agree!! It has gone beyond the ubsurd when Christmas stuff is going up at the end of September! Though I do admit to making Christmas gift purchases already. I often give yard or garden type gifts and find the best deals at the end of the summer sales.

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Trobs 5 years, 6 months ago

Christmas is not longer a Christian holiday. It has become a capitalist holiday. No longer do we celebrate the birth of our lord, but the increase of our debt. It is a sad situation that repeats itself when Easter rolls around and the bunny is shoved down our throats. If you are not a Christian, tell the companies to suck it and do what I do on any other day off. Drink! If you are a Christian, celebrate the birth that will save your soul. I for one do not believe Jesus was born so I could go into debt. Begin the flaming of my "closed-minded religious fanatical post"

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gccs14r 5 years, 6 months ago

One year back in the 90s, Dillard's over in Westridge Mall was putting up Christmas decorations on Labor Day weekend. That's insane. There should be a rule that store displays for holidays can't go up more than 30 days before the holiday, or before the preceeding holiday if there is less than 30 days between them. That means no Christmas displays before Thanksgiving, and no Thanksgiving displays before Halloween. The longer retailers try to stretch out the holidays, the less special they become.

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Pywacket 5 years, 6 months ago

Let us enjoy autumn, Halloween, and Thanksgiving.I hate the way Christmas is packaged and shoved down our chimneys. Yesterday, while looking for something else, I found a small postcard album that belonged to my grandfather when he was a small boy in the early 1900s. It seems relevant to this topic. Instead of collecting game cartridges to pop into a player and zone off for hours on end, the kids collected postcards sent by friends & relatives, who seem to have been prolific and informative writers. How quaint, eh?Among the postcards in this album is a 1911 New Year's card from an "Aunt Mell" with the following message:" Hello, Raymond, What did you get for Christmas--lots of nice things, didn't you? Roy got quite a few things, but not many toys. He got a drum for little boys, 2 pair stockings, shoe strings, a tablet, two pencils, some oranges, candy, mixed nuts, a pocketbook, 50c in money, a picture frame, 3 post cards, a post card album. The album he got on the Christmas tree and the shoe strings & drum & candy Santa Claus gave him. The rest are from neighbors around here except his stockings--Rhoda and Mary gave them to him."I'm sure nobody wants to go back to those days of privation and inequality, the devastating diseases for which cures and preventatives would not be found for many decades, and the other hardships that technology has gone so far in relieving... But just a little of the simplicity with which people enjoyed the holidays and the importance and appreciation of such small things as a toy drum and some oranges would be very welcome. I have to think that little Roy, with his "50c in money" and the gifts of shoe strings, a drum, and candy from Santa, felt himself far richer in Christmas bounty than do most of today's kids, who receive so much over-the-top stuff (most of it plastic and requiring batteries) that their eyes glaze over and none of it really stands out as something to cherish.Like as not, Roy was still writing in his tablet come June, and had spent the precious 50c on a toy he would prize for a year or more--while the costly but poorly made character-tie-in crapola of today's kids is generally flung into some corner of their rooms and forgotten by New Year's Day.

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SMe 5 years, 6 months ago

Shows you how bad the economy really is.

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