Showing posts with label No Christmas Before Thanskgiving. Show all posts
Showing posts with label No Christmas Before Thanskgiving. Show all posts

Monday, October 26, 2015

Quartz Christmas Creep Calculator

Quartz news site has made a graph to extrapolate the future date of when the Christmas Creep will hit for years to come.

Apparently in London they are turning on the Christmas lights on November 1st, far earlier than they have in the past.

Taking that into account, there will be Christmas in July in our future some day.

Respect the turkey!

Read the whole article over at qz.com:

How long before we see Santa in July? Introducing Quartz’s Christmas Creep Calculator

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

GeekDad - #NoEarlyXmas – Let’s Put Christmas in Its Place


Just saw a great post from a like minded individual about putting Christmas in it's place.

What do you say, people? Are you with me? Shall we start a social media campaign with #NOEARLYXMAS aimed at spreading this idea and pushing back at the retailers. They’re not doing wrong – they’re just following the money. We’re in control, with our wallets and our message. If we use those to change the behavior, the stores will follow. I hope.


Great article, and we're on board! #NoEarlyXMas and #RespectTheTurkey!

Read the full article here: GeekDad.com - #NoEarlyXmas – Let’s Put Christmas in Its Place

Monday, September 8, 2014

It's only a week into september


Reddit User whooz-dat-guy found this gem while out shopping only a week into September!

reddit /r/pics - It's only a week into september...

reddit pics it's only a week into september

Monday, November 25, 2013

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Thanksgiving Worker Laws?

Mike Foley, a state representative for Cleveland Ohio has an idea that may have retailers think twice about making their employees work on Thanksgiving.

He's working on some legislation that would force retailers to pay employees triple time if they work on Thanksgiving day, and to protect the employees' jobs if they refuse to work on the holiday.

war on thanksgiving
(from over at: thinkprogress.org)

Friday, November 22, 2013

Walmart Thanksgiving Drive

In a controversial move, a Walmart in Canton Ohio started a food drive to collect items for other needy workers.

walmart food drive
(from cleveland.com - Please donate food items here, so Associates in Need can enjoy Thanksgiving Dinner)

Many people have been outraged and point to this as a sign that employees are too underpaid to enjoy a simple Thanksgiving meal, especially when they are asking employees to work on Thanksgiving day and Black Friday where the multi-billion corporation makes its largest profits of the year.

The food drive bins were in the employee location, and Walmart has said they were intended to assist other workers who may have gone through hardships such as a spouse losing their job.

Either way, seems like if Walmart really is in the spirit of the "giving" holiday season, maybe they should "give" their employees Thanksgiving day off with a nice fat bonus to buy a big meal?

Friday, November 15, 2013

Make a Change

There are quite a few Pro-Thanksgiving petitions over at Change.org telling stores to stay closed on turkey day!

Why not head over and add your voice to the cause!

Change.org - Target: Take the high road and save Thanksgiving - over 300,000 supporters!

Change.org - Target - Save Thanksgiving! - over 47,000 supporters!

Change.org - Staples: Keep Staples closed on Thanksgiving! - over 7,000 supporters!

Change.org - Best Buy, Target, Walmart, Sears Corp: Stop Thanksgiving night Black Friday sales - over 700 supporters!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Thanks Veterans!

Couldn't have said it better myself!

veterans day thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a day when we pause to give thanks for the things we have.
"Veterans Day" is a day when we pause to give thanks to the people who fought for the things we have.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Hurry up and buy!

Just a few of the magazines that overflowed our mailbox today!

Hurry and place your order, only 45 days for us to ship it to you!!

77 percent of Americans don't want Christmas before Thanskgiving

SOASTA Inc. just took a survey of over 2,000 adults across America, and the results are in.

Americans to Stores AGAIN: Don’t Decorate for Christmas Before Thanksgiving

From the site:

"81% of American adults think stores should not play Christmas music before Thanksgiving"

"77% of American adults think stores shouldn't put up Christmas decorations before Thanksgiving"

WOW.

They even did the same study last year with similar results!

America to Stores: Don’t Decorate for Christmas until After Thanksgiving

"78% of us don’t want stores to play Christmas music before Thanksgiving"

"75% think stores shouldn’t put up Christmas decorations until after Thanksgiving"

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Shopping on Thanksgiving?

It's not enough for some stores that have to put out their Christmas decorations before Thanksgiving,
now several stores have said they will start their big Christmas shopping sales on Thanksgiving night!

Both JC Penny and Macy's have said they'll open shopping the evening of Thanksgiving at 8:00 PM!
PopSugar - Will You Skip Thanksgiving Dinner To Go Shopping?

Toys R Us has said they'll be open in the afternoon on Thanksgiving.
Business Insider - Toys R Us Will Open At 5 PM On Thanksgiving And People Are Freaking Out

Kmart and Sears are also expected to be open on Thanksgiving day.
NBC Bay Area - Kmart, Sears to Open on Thanksgiving Day, Stay Open All Night

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Ho ho home depot


Over a week until Halloween, over a month until Thanksgiving, and over two months until Christmas Day.

Home Depot is in a hurry to make all that money from the Holiday shoppers!


Thursday, September 26, 2013

Kmart kringle

Kmart has already rolled out a section of Christmas stuff!

Over a month before Halloween!



Saturday, September 14, 2013

It has begun.

Shopping at Michael's today, saw a whole aisle of Christmas stuff already!

Only 97 days before Christmas, better hurry and make those sales!!!


Thursday, November 15, 2012

Kroger Stepping Up

Since Halloween is over, all the pumpkins and costumes have been moved out of the holiday aisle and the Christmas merch is moving in.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Dollar Store Decor

I actually got in trouble taking these pictures (before Halloween) a dollar store employee told me I wasn't allowed to take pictures in the store!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

What Would Jesus Buy?


What Would Jesus Buy?

Just caught this documentary on the Sundance channel called What Would Jesus Buy.

It's a little over the top as you might guess, but it definitely makes a big statement about the over commercialization of Christmas, and what's really going on for the holidays.
Here at Respect the Turkey, we really like the idea of a whole month of giving thanks before everyone starts asking for presents!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Kroger slowly sneaking in santa

The ends of a few aisles now are starting to have some Christmas stuff already.

Halloween stuff is still for sale, and there are a few small Thanskgiving things if you look hard enough!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Deck the Hallmark

It's still over two months from Christmas, and not even Halloween yet, but Hallmark is already trying to cash in on the Christmas spending.