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Old September 16th, 2013 (12:28 AM).
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It is, by all means, too early for Christmas.
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Old September 16th, 2013 (12:32 AM).
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It sure feel like Christmas is creeping in on the other holidays...it's not even fall yet...
I haven't seen any Christmas stuff. However as soon as labor day was over they started advertising Halloween here...so likely after the 31st they'll quick switch to Thanksgiving, and after that's over to full on Christmas move...let's hope Black Friday doesn't start earlier this year than last year...marketers (and yet a lot of people fall for the stuff (I don't go Black Friday shopping so I don't include myself it this...usually buy gifts closer Christmas eve.))
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Old September 16th, 2013 (6:13 AM).
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Wow, Christmas commercials already? Haven't seen any yet, but I have seen various stores put out Christmas stuff already. I think its way too early. Halloween and Thanksgiving still have to come! I think anytime in November is a good time to start with the Christmas stuff.
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Old September 16th, 2013 (7:29 AM).
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Actually its all not that surprising to me. Where I live they rush things a lot. For example, you finish classes in May, and already in June there's back to school stuff. I remember last month they were putting Christmas stuff in Wall-mart. For real? Its not even Halloween yet and they already had these things in display. I feel like that holiday spirit has been lost.
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Old September 16th, 2013 (7:45 AM).
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Yeah, Christmas seems to just devour everything that's around it. There's christmas stuff all over the place starting in October and it just lingers there until the end of January and sometimes even onto February. the video I posted is spot on, actually, despite that it was made with some degree of jest.
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Old September 16th, 2013 (8:00 AM).
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Thankfully I haven't seen anything yet. Around here it's mostly fall & Halloween themed, but I bet the minute Halloween is over, bam, Christmas stuff. It's like that almost every year. Waaaaaaaay too much commercialization for my tastes. Christmas is about your family and who loves you, not about how much crap you can buy.
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Old September 17th, 2013 (4:41 AM).
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I work at a grocery store, and I got a Christmas design of a product in mid-August. I had to stock it, too. =/

For me Christmas time starts the day after Thanksgiving. But really, I'm not bothered by it coming early, as I love it. xD
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Old September 18th, 2013 (11:57 PM).
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I haven't seen any Christmas commercials yet, but that's because I'm not really a person that watches TV as much as they used to. Oh well.

Though to be fair, living in a densely populated tourist area, I wouldn't be surprised if I saw any this early. I definitely expect to see some Christmas commercials sometime around the beginning of November though (or around there), because Halloween advertising is still a thing, I believe. :(
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Old September 26th, 2013 (4:17 PM). Edited September 27th, 2013 by Treecko.
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Ok so I'm in Target right now and in the back of the store they have Christmas decorations behind the Halloween stuff. October hasn't even started yet and Halloween is more than a month away. Geezus Target put that stuff away it's too early. Just goes to show how overly commercial the Holidays are getting that decorations pile in as early as late September. I mean I get people who want to decorate as early as possible but most people don't start to after Halloween so what's the point? Not to start religious flame wars or anything but as a Catholic it makes me sad to see Christmas' real meaning whither and now everyone focuses on selling crap.
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Old September 26th, 2013 (6:48 PM).
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Not to start religious flame wars or anything but as a Catholic it makes me sad to see Christmas' real meaning whitter and jow everyone focuses on selling crap.
Amen to that! XD

I haven't been shopping for a while, so I haven't seen any merchandise. But the fact target already has that out, somehow doesn't surprise me.
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Old September 26th, 2013 (9:16 PM).
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Haven't seen any Christmas ads on tv, but stores have Christmas magazines already. I had to take my mom shopping and she tried to get me to buy her one, but I put it back because she has no need for it. The layaway posters are up as well.
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Old September 26th, 2013 (9:25 PM).
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I haven't seen any commercials yet but I have seen a few decorations already out in a few stores. I personally don't acknowledge Christmas until after Thanksgiving and in October the only holiday I will acknowledge is Halloween. So forget the Christmas books and so forth a Halloween Cookbook is obviously the way to go. 'Sides Christmas is mainly being around family than buying a bunch of stuff. That's why I'm always happy about Christmas even if I only get one/two presents.
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I haven't seen any Christmas related ads on TV yet... but shops have started selling Christmas stuff. It's just... way too early. Who's going to buy seasonal stuff in September?
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Old September 27th, 2013 (10:56 AM).
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I don't really understand why Christmas ads start so early. I don't have any big thing against it but I really don't think it's a smart financial move at this time of the year - are there really enough people ready to buy Christmas products in September to justify their presence on the shelves?
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Old September 27th, 2013 (7:46 PM).
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My mother is always annoyed when those big department stores bring out Christmas decorations early, and yeah it happened again this year. But yeah in Australia there is this weird tendency that some shops bring Christmas stuff out early, no ads though. Just the decorations.
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Old September 28th, 2013 (9:09 PM).
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It bothers me when stores start putting up christmas decorations when it's not even freaking thanksgiving. I guess they have to get it up and running though. Same with TV. It's still 100 degrees out and I still have to hear about Old Navy's new christmas clothes. Or whatever anyone else is selling.

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Old September 28th, 2013 (9:50 PM).
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I'm starting to get in the Christmas spirit. Of course, that's what happens when you join your college's band and you're working on music for your Christmas concert already. I practice every night, so every time I practice I'm a little closer to the holiday spirit. However, I will not accept this feeling until Thanksgiving has passed. Once it is over, it's all about Christmas.
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Old September 28th, 2013 (10:11 PM).
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My mother is always annoyed when those big department stores bring out Christmas decorations early, and yeah it happened again this year. But yeah in Australia there is this weird tendency that some shops bring Christmas stuff out early, no ads though. Just the decorations.
Seems like our moms got the same mindset. Aside from the fact that she gets violent in words whenever people ring our doorbell and ask if they want buy a chrismas tree when November hasn't started yet. But she basically reacts the same to any other early holiday specials. From Easter to Christmas.
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Old September 28th, 2013 (10:30 PM).
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Seems like our moms got the same mindset. Aside from the fact that she gets violent in words whenever people ring our doorbell and ask if they want buy a chrismas tree when November hasn't started yet. But she basically reacts the same to any other early holiday specials. From Easter to Christmas.
Holy crap, buying Christmas trees before November? They better be fake trees, or you're going to have a dead tree by Christmas.
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Old September 28th, 2013 (10:33 PM).
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whenever people ring our doorbell and ask if they want buy a chrismas tree when November hasn't started yet.
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I haven't seen a single Christmas advert yet, although I have seen plenty of decorated shopping aisles, which makes me shake my head in despair. I don't really start thinking about Christmas until about a month beforehand (just after my mother's birthday) so to see it all now, before it's even started to get cold, is both depressing and aggravating.

...however, I'm not going to complain too much about the Christmas food making an appearance already, as it means I have two additional months in which to enjoy it. Christmas is a time for family selection biscuit tubs, cheap tins of chocolate that is otherwise painfully expensive, and reduced Mr. Kipling cakes. I won't touch a mince pie before December - some food, no matter how good, should remain seasonal - but there are plenty of alternatives available...
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It starts to feel like Christmas when the television starts bombarding me with those ****ing pretentious fragrance ads.
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