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Christopher
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0 posted 11-05-2000 01:55 AM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher


Walking through Target tonight with my niece, I was appaled at the amazingly large amount of Christmas stuff all over the place - I know it may just be my imagination - but doesn't it seem like the decorations go up earlier and earlier evey year? I do not want to hear "Jingle Bells" in the beginning of November!
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1 posted 11-05-2000 02:15 AM       View Profile for EagleOne   Email EagleOne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for EagleOne

Hey Christopher! It's not your imagination!In one of my local stores over here they've had decorations on sale for the past 4 weeks!!!!!

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2 posted 11-05-2000 03:36 AM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

Ahh - well, I do have to admit that shopping and I aren't on close terms... so they may well have been out before... LOL You have my sympathy!

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Hm... On Cape Cod we have several "Christmas Tree Shops" that are open all year.  Believe it or not, people flock to them.... all year..
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4 posted 11-05-2000 01:53 PM       View Profile for Dopey Dope   Email Dopey Dope   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dopey Dope

Well over here in Puerto Rico we had the decorations up in mid October....scary eh?



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5 posted 11-05-2000 01:55 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

I think the stores, in general, should wait until the day after Thanksgiving, as they used to do. The way they do it now, by the time Christmas does actually get here, you are just about sick of it all.

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6 posted 11-05-2000 03:44 PM       View Profile for Sven   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sven

Jingle bells!  Batman smells!
Robin laid an egg!
Batmobile lost a wheel
So the Joker got away. . . HEY!!!


EVERYBODY!!!!!

Now, what's wrong with that??  

Here in Michigan, we have Bronner's Christmas Wonderland. . . the world's biggest Christmas store. . . www.bronners.com. . . and I love it. . . you think that the beginnig of November is early?  Try the first week of July!!!  LOL

A visit there is something to make you remember that it can be "Christmas the whole year through. . . "

(lol   )

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I was teaching much of last week and, because of the new time change, always ended up making that long drive home in the dark. All but a few miles of the trip is along rural back roads, wending through several very small villages. So there I was, zipping along (oh, maybe just two or three mph over the speed limit), when the corner of my eye caught a flashing blue light and my right foot moved to the brake pedal seemingly of its own volition.

Imagine my surprise when I realized the light was not, as I feared, a bubble gum machine, but rather a Christmas tree silhouetted in the front window of a roadside house. Some people simply have no patience, I guess. Nor do they realize what they did to my poor heart.

A few years ago, had you asked, I would have told you I believed Christmas should be relegated to just three days of the year. On December 24, everyone would go shopping and buy the decorations and presents. On the 25th, everyone would give the gifts away. And, of course, on the 26th, we would all clean up the mess the decorations made and return the gifts that don't fit because we ate too much the day before.

I've done my Christmas shopping on Christmas Eve for the past twenty years, and it works fine. Except, that is, in Michigan. I've finally learned why people start this stuff so early in the year. Last year, on Christmas Eve, it was about twenty below zero and shopping sucked. I learned my lesson. This year my shopping is nearly finished and will definitely be done before the first snow flake falls.

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LOL Chris I've noticed that too, they are usually out before Halloween is up.

and as for shopping at the last minute Ron, that's me. And the lines SUCK! It's a mad house out there, and why do I still do it?
Don't know....could have something to do with that last check of the week. LOL
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I'm a Christmas-aholic. I admit it. It's the one time of year when everyone lives up to my expectations and are nice to each other. Please give gifts and share and generally smile a lot!!! So the earlier we can start, the better it is for me!

I usually shop for 'generic' gifts the year before - at those wonderful holiday sales. I got some great deals on crystal last year - so guess what's in THAT box!!

I also buy one ornament a year. Something to remind me of the year past. This year I bought a Hawaiian fish (the state fish!) to hang on my tree. Sure, it's not a designer tree, but it's filled with so many memories it takes me almost a week to decorate it - each ornament brings back memories that I savor.

But then again, it comes down before the last day of the year...I like it neat and tide before the new year begins. Start as you mean to go on.... happy holidays everyone!
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10 posted 11-05-2000 06:41 PM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

You mean you can shop before Christmas Eve???

Wow! What an idea!  
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What a concept huh Chris?  I'll have to try that sometime. Maybe then we wouldn't be aware of just how much we spent at Christmas time. LOL
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12 posted 11-06-2000 12:50 AM       View Profile for Temptress   Email Temptress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Temptress

YES ITS VERY ANNOYING! I just avoid the section altogether until after Thanksgiving! LOL! Oh well..It feels rebellious against their trying to drive advertising down my throat too early! YEAH!! I AVOID IT! CAN  YOU   FEEL  THAT?? HUH??  NA NA NA NA NA!!
*Sticks out tongue to the too early advertisers*
Now..I feel better.
Thanks Christopher!
  
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13 posted 11-06-2000 10:56 AM       View Profile for Local Rebel   Email Local Rebel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Local Rebel

I don't shop late -- I hide my presents at the store...  
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Ah shucks, Chris, I think Christmas should be celebrated year round, (and don't laugh, I'm not joking).  I do not, however, think the vendors who peddle it should.  Lets face it, Christmas is not something that can ever be bought in a store or found in a Santa on a street corner anyway.  It's just a shame that Christmas has become the tainted prop that it has...

You brought up your niece... I wonder just how many four and five year olds are even taught the  true meaning of Christmas these days.  I have to wonder as an adult when I, myself, really became aware of what Christmas was supposed to mean.  Point being... if society, as a whole, refuses to respect something good in nature and meant to be a blessing for all of us, how can we then ***** and moan about those we've let pollute it and demean it to the point it rests at today?


Just my take,


Michael



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Wow! This is really something to celebrate--a valid complaint from Christopher!  

In all seriousness, it drives me crazy. This year, retailers advertised back-to-school merchnadise right after the Fourth of July, Halloween decorations went up at the end of August, and Christmas decorations are now up directly after Halloween.   One of the houses on my block is decorated with Christmas lights and a large plastic light-up snowman. Saddest thing is, everyone forgets the Christ part.

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Amen! For the record, Target had Christmas decorations out WITH the Halloween goodies. Can't they wait until after Thanksgiving???
I HATE it when stores DO this.
And if it's sales we're already josteled by, let me tell you a little secret: Pizza Hut was trying to devise a way to project their trademark on the MOON! The only reason they were unable: the price tag was too heavy. I can't even imagine how rightfully enraged I would be if I saw a freakin' logo on the moon.
Ba Humbub!

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Chris~
You always have something new to complain about but thats ok. I actually like the idea of winter being so close and with decorations being put up. That makes it seem like summer is right around the corner.


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make the bad man stop!!!

 
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