Heck yes! I gotta tell ya though, I really hate that certain stations play Christmas music 24/7 for a month. This may be surprising considering I am a Jesus loving Christian but I like my Holiday music at the Holiday, not slammed in my face 24/7.
I really hate the cranberry song. And Christmas in the Northwest makes me want to punt puppies
The Knotted Pony
Proud and upstanding member of the Snort and Blow Clique.
For once, a smart decision for a change. I was in Tractor Supply on Monday and they were already getting ready with X-mas decorations etc. Even the employees were complaining about it. Heck, it wasn't even Halloween!
Back in my day, we didn't have as many warning labels because people weren't so dang stupid!
I work in a retail store and I don't think our christmas stuff goes on the floor until after tgiving (or maybe the week before). Anyway it's not for awhile yet as we just got a brand new floor set and no Christmas in sight. I'm actually really excited for Christmassy stuff this year because I pretty much missed it completely last year .
"Choose to chance the rapids, and dare to dance the tides" - Garth Brooks
"With your permission, dear, I'll take my fences one at a time" - Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Our local walmarts started playing xmas music on November 1. Now, I like xmas music, but let's wait just a bit, please! Heard on the news this morning that some shoppers at a Shopper's Drug Mart complained about xmas music being played already, so the stores have gone back to the regular muzak, and won't put the xmas on again till closer to the end of the month.
I knew there was a reason I like Nordstrom more than Macy's! I hate almost all holiday stuff before the middle of November (although I have to admit, I love getting the Starbucks red cups now - it kind of eases you into the season).
Another factor is Canada (and other countries) is that Remembrance Day in honour of our veterans is November 11th (kind of like your Memorial Day). It is always nice for us to have time to celebrate this great day without interference from Santa Claus. A respectful rule of thumb is to wait until the 12th or later to decorate, of course that doesn't always happen.
From a personal annoyance stand point, I would love it to be even later, but our Thanksgiving is in October so there's nothing else in November stopping companies from bombarding us with Christmas music...
I saw Christmas wreaths up at the entrance to my work today.... crazy.
I remember thinking Christmas decorations went up sooner than I expected in Ireland, and supposed it was because of the lack of Thanksgiving in late November to stall it out a bit (in my American frame of reference of course).
(A decidedly unhorsey) MrB knocks over a feed bucket at the tack shop and mutters, "Oh crap. I failed the stadium jumping phase."
(he does listen!)