#1 Posted by _Zombie_ (10383 posts) - - Show Bio

So today I had to go to the mall to buy new jeans for the Winter months, as well as get new shoes. Guess what I saw? Little kids already sitting on Santa's lap to tell them what they wanted for Christmas. On November 19th. Before Thanksgiving has even arrived. Now, back in my home town, it's almost worse. They had Christmas banners proclaiming 'Happy Holidays!' up throughout town since the 16th. On the 18th, they began setting up the giant tree for the Christmas parade. They've had Christmas music playing on the radio since early this month. Stores throughout malls are having 'Holiday specials'. Do people even bother to recognize Thanksgiving anymore? I get that it's not a major holiday, but we still shouldn't just skip it. I'm all for Christmas and everything, but this is a little ridiculous.

Am I the only one increasingly bothered by this trend of having the 'Christmas season' start before Thanksgiving has even come? Or am I just complaining about something I shouldn't pay attention to?

#2 Posted by utotheg38 (18883 posts) - - Show Bio

@ZombieBigfoot said:

So today I had to go to the mall to buy new jeans for the Winter months, as well as get new shoes. Guess what I saw? Little kids already sitting on Santa's lap to tell them what they wanted for Christmas. On November 19th. Before Thanksgiving has even arrived. Now, back in my home town, it's almost worse. They had Christmas banners proclaiming 'Happy Holidays!' up throughout town since the 16th. On the 18th, they began setting up the giant tree for the Christmas parade. They've had Christmas music playing on the radio since early this month. Stores throughout malls are having 'Holiday specials'. Do people even bother to recognize Thanksgiving anymore? I get that it's not a major holiday, but we still shouldn't just skip it. I'm all for Christmas and everything, but this is a little ridiculous.

Am I the only one increasingly bothered by this trend of having the 'Christmas season' start before Thanksgiving has even come? Or am I just complaining about something I shouldn't pay attention to?

It's been going on for so long, It sounds like the norm to me.

#3 Edited by _Zombie_ (10383 posts) - - Show Bio

@utotheg38 said:

@ZombieBigfoot said:

So today I had to go to the mall to buy new jeans for the Winter months, as well as get new shoes. Guess what I saw? Little kids already sitting on Santa's lap to tell them what they wanted for Christmas. On November 19th. Before Thanksgiving has even arrived. Now, back in my home town, it's almost worse. They had Christmas banners proclaiming 'Happy Holidays!' up throughout town since the 16th. On the 18th, they began setting up the giant tree for the Christmas parade. They've had Christmas music playing on the radio since early this month. Stores throughout malls are having 'Holiday specials'. Do people even bother to recognize Thanksgiving anymore? I get that it's not a major holiday, but we still shouldn't just skip it. I'm all for Christmas and everything, but this is a little ridiculous.

Am I the only one increasingly bothered by this trend of having the 'Christmas season' start before Thanksgiving has even come? Or am I just complaining about something I shouldn't pay attention to?

It's been going on for so long, It sounds like the norm to me.

I realize that, but this year it feels worse then usual. It's something that just.. bugs me.

#4 Posted by Samimista (20647 posts) - - Show Bio

The title of this thread reminds me of how this month practically is Christmas for the gamers with all of the good games that's been coming out. To be back on topic though, due to how early Christmas is advertise it's my least favorite holiday now. Thanksgiving has always been my favorite and the holiday deserves it's own respect.

#5 Posted by Maystack (8 posts) - - Show Bio

I heard a christmas song on the radio a few days into November, and the christmas decorations have been up in my town for a good month. It's a bit silly, but I don't really have any problems with it.

#6 Posted by utotheg38 (18883 posts) - - Show Bio

hmmmmmm.................. Perhaps I should tell my niece what a pagan holiday Is. XD

#7 Posted by _Zombie_ (10383 posts) - - Show Bio

@Samimista said:

The title of this thread reminds me of how this month practically is Christmas for the gamers with all of the good games that's been coming out. To be back on topic though, due to how early Christmas is advertise it's my least favorite holiday now. Thanksgiving has always been my favorite and the holiday deserves it's own respect.

It should. I can get having the Christmas Season start after Thanksgiving, but this is getting annoying.

@Maystack said:

I heard a christmas song on the radio a few days into November, and the christmas decorations have been up in my town for a good month. It's a bit silly, but I don't really have any problems with it.

Eh, I dunno why.. but it just irritates me to see it start this early. Heck.. I think I remember seeing fake Christmas trees at Costco back in October.

#8 Posted by Samimista (20647 posts) - - Show Bio

@ZombieBigfoot said:

@Samimista said:

The title of this thread reminds me of how this month practically is Christmas for the gamers with all of the good games that's been coming out. To be back on topic though, due to how early Christmas is advertise it's my least favorite holiday now. Thanksgiving has always been my favorite and the holiday deserves it's own respect.

It should. I can get having the Christmas Season start after Thanksgiving, but this is getting annoying.

@Maystack said:

I heard a christmas song on the radio a few days into November, and the christmas decorations have been up in my town for a good month. It's a bit silly, but I don't really have any problems with it.

Eh, I dunno why.. but it just irritates me to see it start this early. Heck.. I think I remember seeing fake Christmas trees at Costco back in October.

My mother tries to put Christmas decorations around the house before Thanksgiving until one year where I basically went all Nicolas Cage on her and made a rule where she can't put any Christmas related decorations up until after Thanksgiving.

#9 Posted by King Saturn (223985 posts) - - Show Bio
I want Christmas to get here in December... I can't wait to get out of November. 
#10 Posted by _Zombie_ (10383 posts) - - Show Bio

@Samimista said:

@ZombieBigfoot said:

@Samimista said:

The title of this thread reminds me of how this month practically is Christmas for the gamers with all of the good games that's been coming out. To be back on topic though, due to how early Christmas is advertise it's my least favorite holiday now. Thanksgiving has always been my favorite and the holiday deserves it's own respect.

It should. I can get having the Christmas Season start after Thanksgiving, but this is getting annoying.

@Maystack said:

I heard a christmas song on the radio a few days into November, and the christmas decorations have been up in my town for a good month. It's a bit silly, but I don't really have any problems with it.

Eh, I dunno why.. but it just irritates me to see it start this early. Heck.. I think I remember seeing fake Christmas trees at Costco back in October.

My mother tries to put Christmas decorations around the house before Thanksgiving until one year where I basically went all Nicolas Cage on her and made a rule where she can't put any Christmas related decorations up until after Thanksgiving.

Never had that problem with my parents, thankfully.

#11 Posted by The Impersonator (5230 posts) - - Show Bio

@King Saturn said:

I want Christmas to get here in December... I can't wait to get out of November.
#12 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (32993 posts) - - Show Bio

Whats Thanksgiving?

#13 Posted by ARMIV2 (8414 posts) - - Show Bio

It's just crazy over here. They were getting ready for Christmas the week before Halloween in nearly all of the major retail stores.

#14 Edited by CATPANEXE (9368 posts) - - Show Bio

Oh the horror.

Kind of remind me of one of my friends. If you try and put a holiday themed movie on and it wasn't specifically that day he would flip out. I think the collaboration or crash of mixing consumer programing and traditional superstition cause this effect.