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?