Post # 1
Anyone else ready to scream at the Christmas crap already being out in most stores? I walked into my local grocery store 2 nights ago to get Halloween candy and RIGHT NEXT TO THE CANDY were CANDY CANES and STOCKINGS.
And stores opening at 6PM on Thanksgiving night now? Seriously only in America could you go out and buy thousands of dollars worth of new stuff mere hours after sitting down to a meal to celebrate what you already have.
Anyone else think this is ridiculous or am I alone here???
Post # 3
I noticed Zaxby’s had a Christmas wreath above the door yesterday. That just felt wrong because yesterday was only Halloween and I was in full costume.
Post # 4
It is absolutely ridiculous, but not really anything new. It annoys me year after year. I remember being in Michael’s back in September and they had Christmas stuff out already. I mean really, September?!
I feel like seeing the stuff so early in stores just takes away from the holiday. It doesn’t feel so special if I’m seeing it every year from September to December.
The stores opening up at 6pm on Thanksgiving is a more recent occurence (I think..) and one that I don’t like at all and never plan to take part in.
Post # 5
I loveee christmas and I ususally cant wait for after thanksgiving for everything to start, AFTER thanksgiving. Im not even into thanksgiving but I do think that christmas is overcommercialized. Now I already did start shopping and have my list together for everyone, but thats because Im crazy and like to get done early to not deal with the shopping mayhem (my local mall is the biggest mall in the country itd chaotic!)
I agree with PP about the stores opening on thanksgiving is ridiculous. Part of the fun was waking up in the middle of the night with a turket hangover after being with family, and they totally blew that for the hardcore people. Now theyve taken that family option away. Im not interested either.
I think JCP and Macys announced they werent going to close at all and be open 8am on thanksgiving thru 10pm friday night
Post # 6
@the_newlymintedmrs-s17: I’m actually excited BUT it’s only because my FI and I bought and moved into our first house this year (before we lived with our parents) and I’ve never had my own place to decorate. I can’t wait!!! But first we need to buy a tree/ornaments/wreath/garland/stocking/lights/decorations etc… You get the point haha we have absolutely nothing. So while I do think its way too early, I’m glad because we have lots to buy and I can start now.
Post # 7
My local Hobby Lobby has had their Christmas isle set up since late July!!! I agree that it takes away from the specialness of the holiday, if it spans several months its not that special!
Post # 8
Christmas isn’t really that far away. It’s less than two months from now! I don’t think Christmas decorations are that out of place now. I don’t know, celebrating the coming of something doesn’t really take away how special the actual day is for me. I mean, I’ve been thinking out my wedding for a year and a half, but It’s not like that makes the actual day less special. Granted, I’m a huge Christmas season lover, That’s why I planned our wedding during the holidays. So, I’m probably biased.
Post # 9
My FI works in retail and they were instructed to put up christmas stuff around mid-September. It’s ridiculous, I always get annoyed that we go straight from Halloween to Christmas, what about Thanksgiving?
Post # 10
There are some stores that are staying open all day Thanksgiving and straight through the weekend. That makes me really sad, especially for the employees who will be forced to work!
While I am very much looking forward to Christmas, I think it’s too soon to start decking the stores with all the crap!
Post # 11
I was at homegoods the other day and they had no halloween stuff…and their Thanksgiving stuff was on clearance! Christmas stuff was everywhere.
But at least I got some cute Thanksgiving decor for cheap!
Post # 12
@the_newlymintedmrs-s17: I am so against Black Friday. Here is why…
Yes you get amazing deals and I know that me being one person isn’t going to make a difference but for my own beliefs…I think its wrong that these people have to sacrafice such a major holiday to work and not be with their family.
The stores open at 6pm that means they have to really be in by 4 or 5pm to set up shop.
I just think its wrong.
I have never participated in Black Friday for several reasons, one of them being that. And the other, I just can’t deal with the madness.
So I wait for Cyber Monday because its done all online, at the comfort of my own home. Sure, the deals might not be as good, but hey, its better than nothing and possibly getting trampled on, pushed, cursed at for getting the last item.
But back to my point, I am upset for these people that don’t get to celebrate this holiday with their family.
Granted their may be some people that don’t care, or maybe they don’t have family, but for the ones that do, its wrong.
Post # 13
@NickysGirl14: Us too! We just got a condo this past summer and it will be our very first holiday season living together, so it’s pretty exciting to think about. We only got 4 trick or treaters last night, but I was super pumped anyway.
@the_newlymintedmrs-s17: I’m really really excited this year, but I do agree that it bugs me that they put out all their Christmas stuff so early and that so many stores are opening on Thanksgiving. It’s a little ridiculous and strikes me as being kind of desperate to be honest – and by that I mean I think the stores are so desperate for money and sales that they’re willing to do anything to get it. It might have to do with the economy and recession, but that’s only a theory.
@abbie017: I feel really bad for the employees too. My FBIL (marrying my sister) works a second part-time job at Target and he’s really hoping he doesn’t get called in to work on Thanksgiving. This is probably the last holiday season he will ever celebrate while living at his parents’ house and I think he’s hoping to avoid being scheduled because of that.
Post # 14
@Daizy914: +1 I agree 100%.
Post # 15
I’m totally fine seeing Christmas stuff now. After Halloween my mind is just CHRISTMAS CHRISTMAS CHRISTMAS. I love the season.
But these Thanksgiving store openings… makes me depressed. Black Friday wasn’t fun because of scoring good deals. It was fun because we all woke up at 3:30AM to hit the store openings at 4AM and see the mad rush. Then we had breakfast after shopping at 7am or 8am. The experience was the good part. Getting a few deals was just a bonus. Now that is so ruined with Thanksgiving openings.
Post # 16
I love the Christmas season so I am completely okay with the Christmas stuff being brought out after Halloween.