Friday, November 25, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Hopefully everyone had a great day filled with family fun and
remembering the things we are all thankful for!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Respect the Turkey!!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Target locked on Christmas

This is just a small sampling of what's on display right now at
Target. They had 9 AISLES of strictly Christmas things, as well as
Christmas items interspected among the entire store.

Only two days left until Thanksgiving!!!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Disney Decks the Halls

The Disney store has decked their halls already, trying to score those
extra holiday bucks long before Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Happy Walidays

Around every corner at Walmart you'll find the holiday madness in full

Especially crazy is the gigantic pepsi Santa display.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Meijer Merch Madness

Just about everywhere in the store you're going to find Christmas
displays just in case you forgot that Christmas is in 50 days!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Thanksgiving Cards

Thanks to NiceGirlNotes for the heads up on this one!

Shutterfly now has a whole batch of Thanksgiving themed cards you can send out to help celebrate the holiday!

Shutterfly - Thanksgiving cards

Thanksgiving cards

Cartoon Craziness

November is for Thanksgiving!

Cartoon text:
DECEMBER, fat boy!
This month is for MY holiday!
No hop in that sleigh
and WAIT your TURN!

© Cartoon by Randy Bish

Thanksgiving music?

Cartoon text:
(radio): Grandma got run over by a reindeer
(turkey): Listen! It's round-the-clock Christmas music already!
Maybe the humans decided to skip Thanksgiving this year!

© Cartoon by Rick McKee

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Thursday, November 3, 2011

Gift shop goodies

The retail store's excuse is that they need to make their profits.
Why does a simple gift shop inside a hospital need to decorate so

At least they had one tiny shelf of Thanksgiving things.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Hopefully your Halloween was safe and fun and you were able to find
costumes and decorations hidden behind all the Christmas displays at
the stores!

Watch out for Christmas lights as you're trick or treating!

And now on to the forgotten holiday...


Saturday, October 29, 2011

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

The Grinch

When December starts, there is no shortage of animated and hallmark holiday films to fill up your DVR.

With that said, there is no reason that TBS should be showing "Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas" this year on November 5th!

Maybe they need to go back and watch the movie again, to learn that Christmas isn't about bloated consumerism.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Nordstrom's Safe Haven

If you want to go shopping this season, but you don't want to be bombarded by the Christmas Creep, take your credit card over to Nordstroms for your pre-Thanksgiving shopping.
Nordstrom's department stores won't be rolling out the holiday decorations and fanfare until the day after Thanksgiving. It's a low-key policy they've carried out for as long as company spokesman, Colin Johnson, can remember. "It’s our longstanding tradition that we wait until the day after Thanksgiving to unveil the holiday trim at all of our stores," Johnson told Yahoo! Shine. "We think it’s important to celebrate each holiday on its own so we’re doing it again this year. "
Article: Yahoo Shine: Nordstrom's funny holiday shopping policy. Who knew?

Hooray for Nordstroms!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

2011 Respect

Well another year of Christmas Creep is upon us.

This year some stores have put out their Christmas decorations as early as October 1st, citing that they need to boost their sales for the 4th quarter.

Let me repeat that thought: They're putting out their decorations early, TO BOOST SALES.

They're not doing it because they love the Christmas holiday, they're doing it because they want to use the Christmas holiday as a way to push people to go out and buy buy buy more more more.

I've said this every year, but I'll say it again: I LOVE Christmas. I love every part of it, and every year my house is one of the most decorated ones in the neighborhood, inside and out.

But I think by overtaking Thanksgiving and now even Halloween you're cheapening the holiday, and turning it into a greedy money grubbing time of year that has less to do with snowmen and reindeer and more to do with maxing out your credit cards.

Maybe I'm wrong, and maybe this year will be different. Maybe people will respect the turkey a little more (and apparently now even the pumpkin is in danger) but I'm not hopeful based on what I've already found in stores and posted here!

Stay tuned for more pics of stores pushing merch on everyone long before it's appropriate, and remember: ncbt! No Christmas Before Thanksgiving!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Hallmark Holiday madness

Honestly I'm not surprised to see Christmas stuff at Hallmark in the
middle of October, but that doesn't make it right!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Kroger Fail

Out getting some groceries and I'm bombarded with people trying to
capitalize on Christmas spending and it's the beginning of October!

Friday, September 30, 2011