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Christmas Arrived Early…and it’s K-Mart’s Fault

Sep
08

While watching the first Thursday Night Football game of the season,  I saw a K-Mart commercial. Usually, this is no big deal. K-Mart commercials, specifically Ship Your Pants, are hilarious. However, this one threw me for such a loop I just had to share it with you.

My issue with this commercial is that it’s another example of retailers accelerating the holidays. Grocery stores are selling Halloween candy next to back to school supplies. Kids haven’t finished the first week of school.

People become so consumed buying gifts and supplies for holidays that they can’t really enjoy them. It’s the second week of September and Halloween costumes/decorations are popping up on shelves. Pretty soon, stores will have sales on baking supplies and Christmas lights.

Good grief.

 

Updated October 31, 2016

 

Is Christmas Over Yet?

Dec
23

My Christmas spirit is non-existent. Retail stores don’t let Halloween be great. Costumes are next to nutcrackers as a lead-than-subtle reminder that you might as well kill 2 birds with one stone.

rolls eyes It’s too much.

Speaking of force feeding the holidays, let’s discuss Christmas music. Where I live, radio stations start playing Christmas music either on or after Thanksgiving. On Nov 1, my coworker turned on her radio. What was playing? “White Christmas”. I was livid. Three weeks early.

Here’s my issue. There are new Christmas albums every year. Yes, I understand that the oldies are still goodies, but who the hell can stomach hearing the SAME songs being played EVERY SINGLE DAY?!?!?!

The madness must stop!!!

Earbuds are the only thing keeping me from running down store aisles yelling “Santa is a fraud”.

Carry on.

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