Friday 17 December 2010

Christmas & Shops (People!)

Long time, no rant...

Does anyone else get sick of how early Christmas starts in the shops?

Now, I love Christmas as much as the next person, maybe even more, but Christmas shouldn't start in September! You start getting decorated shops and Christmas music in some shops in September - WHY?

I can understand November, because they want you to remember it's Christmas next month and they want you to get buying as soon as possible. But before that is ridiculous.

For me, it ruins Christmas, because it used to be that Christmas only really started in December and that made it special, but now you are fed up of it by the time it comes along because of the bombardment of it in the shops.

People seem to get crazier about Christmas as each year passes as well. I mean, what is the deal with people putting up their trees and decorations at the start of November? I personally put our tree and decorations up 2-3 weeks before and leave them up until 6th January - I'm a stickler for tradition, I guess. But that even makes my 8 year old son happy as it builds up more excitement when we leave it until nearer Christmas.

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  1. Yes I agree - it spoils the specialness of Christmas when it goes on too long.

  2. I agree with you christmas is spoilt for me because all the christmas goods are in the shops for so long.It just gets earlier and earlier each year,i saw christmas cards being sold in august this year !.Won't be long before they start selling them in january just after the sales lol

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  3. i agree, it does get earlier every year, i love christmas but not in the summer!

  4. I absolutely love Christmas, but I agree it seems to get earlier and earlier each year. I usually put my tree up on the Saturday that my son has his Christmas fete at school, we go the fete and then come home and put the tree up, this year it is 1st Decemeber so quite early! I usually take my tree down about New Years Day because I like to get my room ready for the new year