Wednesday, September 15, 2010

What month is this?

Dear stores that have out their Christmas displays on the fifteenth of September,

I loathe you!!  It isn't even fricking Halloween for crying out loud, and you are already inundating me (Jewish!!) with seasonal decor.  For the wrong season!!  Oh yes, we are rocking the double explanation points, and you don't even wanna know what that means. 

Is the day after Thanksgiving not enough for you?  You have more than enough time to tout your goods then!! (double).  Last year i wasn't able to get anything good on clearance b/c you were putting it all away to make MORE room for jolly Santas and gazillions of ornaments and stupid reindeer (which you think are nondenominational, but let me tell you, are not.)  It isn't like i want Chanukah things out to make it even, besides, whaddya put out anyway.  Ooh, a pack of candles for the menorah.  Wowzers, another cheap ass plastic dreidel.  Be still my heart.  I can hardly control my excitement.  Homegoods and TJMaxx are the exceptions, with real decor items that I actually want to display for the season.  You should all take a lesson from them (cough, Kohl's, cough).

Just leave up the fall items and give Halloween it's due, and nobody will get hurt.

Totally fed up,
The Cape on the Corner

22 comments:

Lolly Jane said...

haha, even tho i do celebrate christmas, i hate how early they put their stuff out too. (:

thanks for visiting, new follower!

Diana Mieczan said...

Totally agree!!!!
Kisses,sweetie

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Erin said...

I'm laughing! And you are so right. It's not even the end of September!

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alissa said...

You are so right - they put it all out WAY TOO early.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love Christmas but starting this early takes away from the happy fall holidays. It makes me mad also. Just sayin I agree with you 100%

Petie@inspirednesting.com said...

I hear ya! Let us enjoy our fall decor. Thanks for stopping by and leaving such nice comments.

Danielle and Clint said...

I love Christmas. But, I also love Halloween and Thanksgiving. So I agree with you. It can tend to get out of control.

Kasey at Thrifty Little Blog said...

Hmm... is it bad that we were just complaining about seeing Halloween up in the grocery store last week? What can I say, I'm a summer girl :).

Allison Shops said...

Great... now I have the "dreidel, dreidel, dreidel, they made it out of clay...." earworm! My children each had their turn singing the song early on in the holiday program at school. I'm with you on the holiday decorations! Christmas should not appear until after Halloween!

Allison
Atticmag

Diane said...

Can't stand to even think of Christmas, lol.

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daily mix LA said...

i actually love how early holiday merch is brought out! anticipation ;)

Carmie, the Single Nester said...

Girl, I am with you. I am sure some crazy store out there has Valentine's stuff out.

texttussi said...

I know what you mean! I just went grocery shopping and there are cakes, cookies, chocolates for christmas everywhere.

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Just Married with Coupons said...

That is super obnoxious huh!!! 2.5 months prior to the holiday! Wowee!

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Polly said...

I was amazed when I saw Christmas decorations out at Hobby Lobby yesterday. I think most people feel the same way you do!
-Polly
www.learnandgopollyco.blogspot.com

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Judy said...

For Pete's sake! I look forward to Christmas all year and start planning Christmas gifts for the next year as soon as the previous Christmas has ended and I agree with you whole-heartedly!

Jill said...

Just because it's Christmas stuff and not halloween!! Bet you'd love it if the shops were full of pumpkins and ghosties all year round!!

Now you know I'm expecting your whole blog to become a halloween fest soon! He He!!

Much as I do love Christmas - I do however have to conceed that September is a little early to start!!

Oonafey said...

Pfft! Hobby Lobby has had their Christmas stuff out since the Beginning of August. Crazy Bastards.

feltsocute said...

I so feel your pain. Even the Cuties have tuned into the dearth of decent Hanukkah decor in the world. I was at Homegoods today watching them unload carriage upon upon carriage of fabulous Christmas stuff and saw the same two Hanukkah menorahs I think I've seen there for the past 5 years....don't they know there are people out there who will buy stuff?!!!