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Old 11-22-2009, 05:22 PM
 
Location: Florida
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I don't know about anywhere else but in my area (central Florida), for at least the past week all you've been hearing is Christmas music in the stores. Stores are filled with Christmas merchandise and decorations, a lot of homes in my sub division are already decorated and i've seen some Christmas trees shinning through windows. The front entrance of my sub division is decorated, the big tents that sell Christmas trees are up all along the busy road ways. "season greetings" signs are hanging off the street light poles, Christmas tree shaped decorations are hanging off the light poles in the grocery store parking lots, and the salvation army is already ringing their bells in front of stores. It usually seems like we wait until after thanksgiving before we start really getting into the Christmas season, but this years it seemed like it started a week or two before thanksgiving.

Anyone else feel like their towns started the season earlier this year? Does it always start this early and i just never paid attention until this year? and are their people that feel like their town hasn't done much so far to make it feel like the Christmas season?
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Old 11-22-2009, 05:26 PM
 
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This is my first year living here, but the Christmas season seems to have started earlier compared to where I used to live.
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Old 11-22-2009, 05:48 PM
 
Location: Metro Atlanta & Savannah, GA - Corpus Christi, TX
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Not here. There is usually Christmas music on the radio as early as the 1st of November (which is just sick IMO) and so far nadda.
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Old 11-22-2009, 05:56 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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Yeah..my friends are already getting their Christmas trees within the next few days. There are a couple radio stations here that started playing 24/7 Christmas music as of a few days ago. I remember when I was a kid (early/mid 90s) they didn't start playing 24/7 Christmas music until Christmas Eve--which is when it should be 24/7. Not before Thanksgiving! That's just crazy.

And oh yeah, I've seen Christmas trees in the department stores since Halloween.
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Old 11-22-2009, 09:31 PM
 
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Yeah I've seen decorations earlier this year. Like the day after Halloween. I believe this is due to all the stores doing it to have a longer holiday shopping season to make some money after the bad year they had last year.
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Old 11-22-2009, 09:37 PM
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Location: NC/SC Border Patrol
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I think it started earlier. We have skipped Thanksgiving. Now if we can get it early enough to skip Halloween, I will be a happy camper. I don't think you can celebrate Christmas too long. I love Christmas.
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Old 11-22-2009, 09:47 PM
 
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24/7 xmas music on the radio has been proven to work from a ratings standpoint.

The economy could also be a player here. When things are bad, the Xmas spirit may have more pull.
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Old 11-22-2009, 09:47 PM
 
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I think it started earlier. We have skipped Thanksgiving. Now if we can get it early enough to skip Halloween, I will be a happy camper. I don't think you can celebrate Christmas too long. I love Christmas.
Going to have to vehemently disagree on this one.
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Old 11-22-2009, 10:00 PM
 
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
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Day after Halloween here in Saint Louis, Lowes and Home Depot were putting up their decorations in Mid October. Christmas Music and Decorations are going up way to early.

I even spotted my first "Christmas Lady" last week.

It would be nice if stores went back putting up their decorations AFTER Thanksgiving
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Old 11-22-2009, 11:19 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, United States
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It definitely started earlier here. It isn't even Thanksgiving yet, but Christmas is almost in full effect. I think they even lit the giant Christmas tree yesterday.
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