"WHEN FASCISM COMES TO AMERICA IT WILL BE WRAPPED IN THE FLAG
AND CARRYING A CROSS." -SINCLAIR LEWIS

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Premature Aggravation

I just saw a commercial for Christmas shopping. What the fuck?! I realize that we long ago stopped waiting until after Thanksgiving to accept having the Christmas season crammed down our throats and that the country needs the economic stimulus of holiday shopping now more than in years past but Halloween is still two and a half weeks away, for Christ's sake. Are the evermore encroaching and blatantly capitalistic Christmas holidays annoying you as much as they are me or am I just being too much of a Grinch on this count?

5 comments:

magpie said...

Ahh....1994. The year that Mariah Carey stole Christmas. Wherever I went in Japan, I heard that bloody song.

Leslie Parsley said...

Christmas cards and decorations have been up in the stores here since last week. I think it's absolutely insane. When I was a youngun about a century ago, Xmas stuff didn't appear until after T'giving.

JBW said...

Christmas creep: It's the newest scourge of my existence.

Greg said...

My first exposure of the "season" was Sunday morning when I walked into the Home Depot only to have my eye's accosted by giant inflatable Christmas lawn ornaments and blinking lights. Truly sad that we in this country can't seem to wait to move on to the next thing. Ever try to by a pair of shorts or a swim suit in August? You may find some in the back of the store after pushing your way past all the fleece and sweaters!

JBW said...

That is one of the benefits of our American obsession with "next", Greg. A few years back I bought a wool overcoat at 85% off in the middle of winter. Sweet.