Just read a great post from Caroline Eagles blog chirish chatter over at Chicago Now:
I love America - Hallowe'en, Thanksgiving and only then Christmas
She's said in her post that in the US we celebrate Halloween and Thanksgiving before Christmas, whereas in Ireland and England they start celebrating the holiday even earlier.
And it's not just the shops. The media are just as bad - Time Out London has already published its guide to the jolliest activities and events for Christmas 2015 - in June. Time Out Chicago only did its guide last year in the middle of November. I listen to a magic radio that teleports me back to Norn Iron, reminding me how to say 'now' properly and where to buy the best soda bread - and already I've heard sleigh bells, a few 'Ho Ho Ho's and the dreaded 'C' word.
Sure enough as she posted, over at Timeout London they posted a guide to enjoying Christmas, in June of this year.
(Christmas in London - Timeout.com)
Glad to hear about people respecting Halloween and Thanksgiving and giving Christmas it's own time and place!