Holiday Fatigue Strikes Again
I’ve written about my strong dislike of the retail aspect of the holiday season before (see here, here, and here). This year is much of the same with a not-so-surprising twist: I already have holiday fatigue and November isn’t even here yet.
A few observations this year:
- In many stores, Halloween items were at least 40% off by November 15th. Halloween displays made way for 6 foot tall Christmas trees and large plastic candy canes complete with lights.
- My favorite stores started sending me emails featuring gift sets and other seasonal items to consider as gifts mid-October.
- I’ve seen Elf on the Shelf displays.
- People are counting down how many days are left until Christmas.
In all honesty, I can deal with everything mentioned above MINUS the countdown. The counting down is high-key annoying as hell. Can we put the turkey in the oven first?
Be strong ya’ll.