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View Poll Results: How soon would you think its ok for Christmas-related items to be displayed & songs played?
Sometime/right after Thanksgiving 33 86.84%
Sometime/right after Halloween 3 7.89%
All bloody year long! 2 5.26%
Voters: 38. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-17-2007, 09:02 PM
 
Location: MO Ozarkian in NE Hoosierana
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Ok - maybe its just me, but I really am having issues w/ Christmas presents, trees, decorations, gift wrapping, and even music being played over the store's sounds system as early as the first week, if not even earlier in some places, of November. Seems like earlier and earlier every year - yet, for some reason, this year seems even more so. Maybe cause I was in Jacksonville, FL area over the weekend of November 3rd, went into Sam's Club and there was lighted trees and such all on display, Bing Crosby singing over the speakers... Its like we went straight from trick or treat to Christmas, w/o even a pause for Thanksgiving. Christmas is cool and special and wonderful, but good freaking gosh blasted it all durn - every thing in its place people!!! Whats next - fireworks during the 4th of July in the shape of Santa, Christmas trees, and wreaths?!?!
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Old 11-17-2007, 09:12 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Well, I was moving back to Houston from Dallas, and their radio station 103.7 FM has already started playing Christmas music 24/7. Sunny 99.1 (the station that does that here in Houston) hasn't done that yet, but they have played a few songs.
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Old 11-17-2007, 09:13 PM
 
Location: Looking over your shoulder
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Thumbs up The fix is in!

There should be fewer holidays in a year or maybe just add more days between them? Except my birthday should come around more often ~ maybe twice in the 12 months.
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Old 11-17-2007, 09:41 PM
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Well, I was moving back to Houston from Dallas, and their radio station 103.7 FM has already started playing Christmas music 24/7. Sunny 99.1 (the station that does that here in Houston) hasn't done that yet, but they have played a few songs.
Yes they have started playing Christmas music and it's way earlier than I ever remember...so much earlier that it's made the local news because it's so ridiculously early!!

The New 103.7 .:. lite fm - Home
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Old 11-17-2007, 09:46 PM
 
Location: Camano Island, WA
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There is a parking lot that already has Xmas trees up for sale just down the road from me???
They displayed them about 10 days ago....who in the heck buys a "live" Xmas tree this early??? Can you say fire hazard?!
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Old 11-17-2007, 09:51 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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On Halloween Day, my hometown newspaper online had a link to look at the front page from Oct. 31, 1967, forty years ago. It showed a picture of the main street. . . with the Christmas lights up and ready to go for Nov. 1. I guess my point is the Christimas hype is not any earlier than it ever was, in my memory anyway.
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Old 11-18-2007, 03:27 AM
 
Location: in the southwest
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I can handle downtown Christmas lights on Nov 1st--especially since it is so pitiful looking at forlorn jack-o-lanterns *after* Halloween.
But it does irk me to see merchants moving all the holiday crap into the store when we haven't yet gotten through September.
I spend a lot of time cruising K-mart's garden center, and they were putting together those silly blow-up Christmas displays in September.
Here I am with my shopping cart full of plants, working my way around a blow-up Santa Claus doll, and I have not even yet decorated my porch for Halloween.
I suppose it takes time to get all that stuff together, but I think they can wait a bit.
Merchants are trying to jump-start the shopping season.
It does not stimulate me to buy--instead it is a real turn-off.
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Old 11-18-2007, 05:56 AM
 
Location: Midwest
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Oh some of the stores over this way - have had Christmas stuff out for 2 months. It's to the point - As Christmas approaches, I'm worn out from it all. They push it in our faces months before....
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Old 11-18-2007, 06:23 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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I think after Thanksgiving is soon enough for me.
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Old 11-18-2007, 08:08 AM
 
Location: beautiful North Carolina
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Everything seems to be rushed in my opinion. Just when Summer in in full swing, there putting out Back to School items.... That is the last thing I want to see in the middle of July. We like to get started on the Christmas spirit right after Thanksgiving, probably because that is our favorite holiday.
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