Christmas in July??

posted 2 years ago in Holidays
Post # 2
1055 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2014 - Loft

I was under the impression all Christmas decor had to wait until after Rememberance day. At least up here in Canada. In the very least after Halloween.

Post # 4
6448 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

I noticed Christmas stuff at a few craft stores and a lot of stores already have fall and Halloween stuff out here. I don’t know why it bugs me so much but I hate it that stores are doing this!

Post # 5
1878 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - Valparaiso, IN

I’ve seen Christmas stuff up around Midwest US. It’s only been in craft stores though. Which makes sense because people like to get their christmas crafts done early. But yea it irks me when it’s not even close to Halloween yet and stores have other holiday paraphanelia(sp) up.

Post # 7
10453 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

I knew of a few Christmas in July events.  Maybe they are trying to cash in on some of that?

Post # 9
8677 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Christmas in July isn’t new. A lot of companies treat it like a second Black Friday.

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Post # 10
957 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I work in a shop and I think our christmas card delivery is in two weeks, so they normally go on shop floor in late august/early september. I forever have people moan at me about how it’s not christmas and it’s only august. 

Post # 11
1055 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2014 - Loft

GreenBayBee:  HAH! I love christmas music but all day for a month is enough for me. That is just weird. It almost takes away the specialness.

Post # 12
195 posts
Blushing bee

I don’t have a problem with it, to be honest. Stores HAVE to get a jump on the seasons, because if you don’t get everything out ahead of time, you’ll miss out on sales. The back-to-school stuff came out in the second week of July.<br /><br />People really start getting into “Christmas mode” as soon as halloween ends. That means November 1st has to be ready for consumers. Waiting 11-13 more days before your full holiday stock is out on the floor in order to be “PC” and respect rememberance day would lose thousands of dollars of sales, if not tens of thousands. I don’t think it takes away from rememberance day to have holiday stuff out. I take the day away from Christmassy thoughts and think instead of our vets.<br /><br />Of course it all seems ridiculous to be moving onto fall and winter when summer has only been here for a short few weeks, but that’s the world of retail in a consumer’s world. <br /><br />I’m pretty excited for Christmas AND Halloween, so I’m hoping Michaels has their village displays up already.

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