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.