The day after Halloween was the day I saw my first tv commercial with a Christmas theme. I was horrified – it’s Autumn and our thoughts are beginning to turn to Thanksgiving and I’m seeing Christmas commercials.
It’s not like Christmas hasn’t been presented to me already — the wrapping paper and decorations were already in some of the stores before Halloween – there oughta be a law…
But now I’m being treated to little cell phones hanging on a Christmas garland dancing across my tv screen courtesy of Radio Shack (excuse me…The Shack–who are they kidding?) A Kohl’s commercial has people with heavy sweaters and coats on and there’s snow – ick, snow included. Couldn’t I have had just a bit more peaceful time to enjoy Fall before being bombarded by Holiday Songs??? How sick of Christmas will we be by the time it actually arrives.
On the 3rd of November a treat arrived in the mail. It was a Christmas Card from Sears. I kid you not – they actually mailed us a Christmas Card and, of course, mentioned they were having some dandy holiday sales. Holiday sales? On the 3rd of November? Perish the thought.
Bah humbug. I used to love Christmas. The commercialism begins earlier each year and each year it almost becomes a chore — get out there and get those gifts purchased before hordes of people are all vying for a parking spot and the lines are long in the stores. I’m over it.
A Christmas Card on the 3rd of November. Of all the nerve. They could have at least wished me a Happy Thanksgiving first.