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    Holiday Season Overlapping - Just Wrong

    Today I saw a newspaper ad and heard on the radio - Kids come greet Santa at the Mall this saturday.

    And it's not even Thanksgiving !

    Enough already !
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    I took my daughter on a walk yesterday afternoon and saw two houses had already put up their outdoor Christmas decorations.

    How dare they skip right over the Veterans Day decorations!
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    Ever since I was a little kid, I refused to do anything Christmas related until the day after Thanksgiving. I continue that proud tradition today by not playing my Christmas music until Thanksgiving +1.
    Maintaining enthusiasm in the face of crushing apathy.

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    October 19 through Dec 31 is Christmas season. Anything else is a lie.....
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    Quote Originally posted by WSU MUP Student View post
    How dare they skip right over the Veterans Day decorations!
    I hear you! Every year we always make a point to put out our red, white, and blue blinking lights on the house, the lit nativity Iwo Jima display, hang all the bunting, and set up the loudspeakers to play all the 'old favorites' (you know, like Grand Old Flag, Battle Hymn of the Republic, and Sabres & Spurs) for the neighborhood. I find it really helps build on the whole Veterans Day season, and it's not right to skip over that by putting out all the turkeys and reindeer too soon.
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    Quote Originally posted by Hink View post
    October 19 through Dec 31 is Christmas season. Anything else is a lie.....
    I wondered if you had busted out the Christmas music yet....I guess that answers the question. My wife started with the Christmas music about a week ago....
    "...I would never try to tick Hink off. He kinda intimidates me. He's quite butch, you know." - Maister

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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    I hear you! Every year we always make a point to put out our red, white, and blue blinking lights on the house, the lit nativity Iwo Jima display, hang all the bunting, and set up the loudspeakers to play all the 'old favorites' (you know, like Grand Old Flag, Battle Hymn of the Republic, and Sabres & Spurs) for the neighborhood. I find it really helps build on the whole Veterans Day season, and it's not right to skip over that by putting out all the turkeys and reindeer too soon.
    I'm not hanging up any Veteran's Day decorations or doing anything, we don't get the day off work. Why do you hate America, company I work for???!!!

    My irritation/enjoyment of Christmas music & decorations ebbs and flows... this year I'm not really feeling Thanksgiving so may start the Christmas season early.

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    Ridiculous! One local mall is opening for Black Friday at midnight. I'm staying far, far away.

    Edit: I briefly considered applying for a seasonal retail job to make some extra money. Glad I came to my senses.

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    Oddball
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    Quote Originally posted by Coragus View post
    Ever since I was a little kid, I refused to do anything Christmas related until the day after Thanksgiving. I continue that proud tradition today by not playing my Christmas music until Thanksgiving +1.
    See that... this post is the exact reason why we have the "war against christmas". How dare you call yourself a christian and not sing the praise of the season ASAP. It's all a liberal commie conspiracy man. Fox news told me so...
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    This year I was pleased to see my neighbors didn't put up their Halloween decorations until early October this year. I blame the recession. Nothing says "last week in September" like an inflatable jack-o-lantern and orange lights on the house.

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    Quote Originally posted by Mud Princess View post
    Ridiculous! One local mall is opening for Black Friday at midnight. I'm staying far, far away.

    Edit: I briefly considered applying for a seasonal retail job to make some extra money. Glad I came to my senses.
    Amazon.com is having a count-down to Black Friday.
    If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich. -- John F. Kennedy, January 20, 1961

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    My town's Christmas tree is UP. I was surprised to see it this morning. The business association has ladie's shopping night this Thursday, and the holiday parade is on Nov. 15.

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    Quote Originally posted by kms View post
    My town's Christmas tree is UP. I was surprised to see it this morning. The business association has ladie's shopping night this Thursday, and the holiday parade is on Nov. 15.
    I refuse to do anything Christmas like until after Turkey Day.
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    Christmas decorations are up on Main Street in Dallas.
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    I just commented to the missus that there were pumpkins next to the Christmas trees today at HyVee

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    Quote Originally posted by kjel View post
    I refuse to do anything Christmas like until after Turkey Day.
    Same here. Besides my travel plans, Christmas will after I get back from Thanksgiving and maybe not until December 1TYVM. Now get off my front yard.
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    Christmas and Thanksgiving are happy times for most. Who cares if they become intermingled. If it makes someone happy to sing Christmas songs on November 13, or put their decorations up on October 4, who am I to judge?
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    Halloween is over, let's open this thread back up!

    Last night I had to run to the store after trick or treating, and the local Meijer had about 10 people working to turn everything over. It was about 9pm and they already had Christmas Trees set up. CostCo and the Big Box home improvement paces put their Christmas stuff out at the end of September.

    My wife has a no Christmas until the day after Thanksgiving rule... but I wonder if it matters all that much.

    I also loved the line... "The Holiday Season is about food... and it runs from Halloween to the Super Bowl (or Daytona 500 for you Nascar fans)"
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    I'm OK to start the whole "Holiday" thing now, but before I really get going I need to smash pumpkins on the driveway. My kids will be informing the neighborhood kids that tonight's the night I will let them come into my house and throw their pumpkins out of my bedroom window to smash on the driveway below.

    I always say I'm going to light one on fire and never do. This year, I've got lighter fluid hanging around doing nothing....maybe it's my year.....


    PS I'm getting a bunch of email from Amazon telling me they're counting down to Black Friday.....ask me if I care.
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    Quote Originally posted by ursus View post
    I'm OK to start the whole "Holiday" thing now, but before I really get going I need to smash pumpkins on the driveway. My kids will be informing the neighborhood kids that tonight's the night I will let them come into my house and throw their pumpkins out of my bedroom window to smash on the driveway below.

    I always say I'm going to light one on fire and never do. This year, I've got lighter fluid hanging around doing nothing....maybe it's my year.....


    PS I'm getting a bunch of email from Amazon telling me they're counting down to Black Friday.....ask me if I care.
    Do you care ursus? Do you care? Do you? Do you?

    I need to know!!!
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    At lunch today I was at the gas station and there was a big stake truck next to me from a Christmas tree farm that was loaded up and taking some trees out to a spot to be sold somewhere already.

    Quote Originally posted by michaelskis View post
    I also loved the line... "The Holiday Season is about food... and it runs from Halloween to the Super Bowl (or Daytona 500 for you Nascar fans)"
    I like that sentiment. Words to live by!
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    I never end up doing anything until about a week after Thanksgiving anyway so it's all wasted on me. I do enjoy the ability to feel lazy for a few months and blame it on the holidays.
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    McDonald's was playing "We Wish You a Merry Christmas" yesterday
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