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Old 10-09-2007, 06:05 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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Hi, My local Wal-mart and Lowes have started filling there shelfs with Christmas stuff.

News, NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- Retailers are slashing prices to try to jumpstart holiday sales, but many Americans plan to wait until after Thanksgiving to buy gifts, according to a new survey by market research firm NPD Group.

Survey: Consumers in no rush to buy holiday gifts - Oct. 9, 2007
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Old 10-10-2007, 07:34 AM
 
Location: somewhere on the map
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i too have noticed this WAAAAY too early.. we do alot in home made gifts and finally out of the rat race of the dept stores frenzy..
before long our area will start putting lights up..Nov.lst. jeepers
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Old 10-10-2007, 07:36 AM
 
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Same here. I saw this at Kmart the other day. Christmas displays in the back of the store near the Halloween stuff.

It's just depressing how they push these holidays along. By the time Christmas comes you are 'fed up' with it.
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Old 10-10-2007, 08:54 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Try finding Halloween candy on Halloween. Nope, it's all gone, and the Christmas stuff is out.

Whatever happened to Thanksgiving?
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Old 10-10-2007, 09:37 AM
 
Location: on an island
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Try finding Halloween candy on Halloween. Nope, it's all gone, and the Christmas stuff is out.

Whatever happened to Thanksgiving?
Perhaps there aren't as many bucks to be made from Turkey Day.
The "jump starting" of Christmas has bothered me for a long time, but this year it somehow got to me more than ever before.
I am glad that some shoppers are putting their collective feet down.
This rush-rush/buy/buy consumerist frenzy is silly and for me, it can take a lot of the joy out of the holiday season.
Last year I did almost all of my shopping online, but I was hoping to do some "real" shopping this year.
But not until after Thanksgiving.
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Old 10-10-2007, 09:46 AM
 
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I love Thanksgiving simply because they can only 'commercialize' it so much. I guess you can try and market 'chocolate turkeys' and 'turkey shaped cakes' and cards but overall it's low key. Eat some yummy food, it's cool outside but not FREEZING, chill out with your loved ones.
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Old 10-10-2007, 09:56 AM
 
Location: Washington, D.C.
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I've noticed this too and it always makes me sad. I haven't even decided what I am going to dress up as for Halloween, let alone started to plan my Christmas shopping. In my house growing up we had a strict rule that we couldn't do anything Christmas related (playing holiday music, decorting) until the day after Thanksgiving. That is when I think Christmas season should officially begin!
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Old 10-10-2007, 10:33 AM
 
Location: Newton, NJ (but my heart is in Tennessee)
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I've noticed this too and it always makes me sad. I haven't even decided what I am going to dress up as for Halloween, let alone started to plan my Christmas shopping. In my house growing up we had a strict rule that we couldn't do anything Christmas related (playing holiday music, decorting) until the day after Thanksgiving. That is when I think Christmas season should officially begin!
It is getting ridiculous and that is what I do too. Get me through thanksgiving, then I'll start thinking about Christmas.
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Old 10-10-2007, 07:08 PM
 
Location: home...finally, home .
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All the malls on Long Island have already opened their "Christmas " stores and Macy's has already set up its holiday section.
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Old 10-10-2007, 08:01 PM
 
Location: Palm Beach Gardens, Fla
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Thats just nuts. I don't (and won't) purchase anything Christmas-sy until after ThanksGiving. I hit the super sales the morning after turkey day and my supplies (gift wrap, bags, bows, ornaments etc) were purchased the day after Christmas of last year.
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