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View Poll Results: Is October too early to start seeing Christmas displays and decorations?
Yes! I think that they should wait for a while (how long?) 23 67.65%
No! I like seeing everything early in the year. It puts me in a holiday mood. 7 20.59%
It doesn't matter to me. 2 5.88%
I think that things should be diplayed all year long. 2 5.88%
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Old 10-04-2007, 01:26 PM
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Its not even Holloween yet and I think that after Thanksgiving is the best time for Christmas decorations
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Old 10-05-2007, 08:06 PM
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I vote with you Barbszy. Wait until AFTER Nov 1st for the Christmas decorations. One good thing about the stores putting stuff out too early: clearance sales BEFORE the holiday!
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Old 10-05-2007, 08:14 PM
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I wish the stores would wait until November 1st before putting the Christmas stuff out. The only exception to this would be craft supply stores. I think it's necessary for them to put them out much earlier so that crafters (especially those who sell them) can get the supplies they need in plenty of time.

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Old 10-06-2007, 02:59 AM
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I think "they" should not put Christmas ads and decorations up until the day after Thanksgiving. For heaven's sake, let us have the other holidays "uncluttered" by ads and decorations for the next month's (or 2 month's) holiday!

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Old 10-06-2007, 04:00 AM
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I agree with Kathymac. The craft stores do need to have holiday items out a lot earlier than other stores, to give crafters time to get things done. However, the regular retail stores shouldn't put out Christmas items until November sometime. Do we really need to buy our trees and lights in September or October? Nah. I do understand, though, that many folks need to put up their outdoor lights earlier than some if they have inclement weather in November and December (especially the elderly), and it would come in handy for them if they need something. However, last year they were selling real Christmas trees in my area the first of November! Have mercy--there's no way they could have lasted until Christmas!
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Old 10-06-2007, 05:48 AM
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They start putting Christmas stuff out in Aug here. Yes I start Christmas shopping early but I usually do not buy Christmas things as gifts. I need to get through Halloween and Thanksgiving first. I could see them putting out the stuff maybe early to mid Nov but not in Aug.
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Old 10-06-2007, 06:45 AM
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I also agree, it can wait till at least the middle of Nov. I also would prefer to see it "magically" appear after Thanksgiving.
Working in retail, I get tired of seeing the decorations, product that has been in the stores since the end of September. I really don't care too much to decorate at home because I am tired of seeing it. As far as christmas shopping, unless you are looking for holiday specific, you can shop all year round for everything else.
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Old 10-06-2007, 11:05 AM
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I love christmas and I can't wait untill December especially when it starts to get cold.

Liza44; I can imagine it's not only the decorations that you get tired of, because working in retail usually means a lot Christmas music as well? How many times do you have to listen to White Christmas till the end of December
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Old 10-06-2007, 07:42 PM
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Christmas is my favorite holiday, but I wish they would wait til at least November to put out the Christmas stuff. I just went to the Dollar Tree tonite & Christmas stuff was mixed in with the Halloween stuff! I think November is plenty of time to put out the decorations. I agree with craft stores needing to put things out earlier though.. I've been trying to find some Christmas crafts to do & want to have time to get them done.
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Old 10-07-2007, 05:44 AM
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First of all WomansIndex don't think I have welcomed you to our great site here. So welcome and hope to see you around on other threads.

Our Dollar Trees here also have Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas stuff out BUT they each are in their own section of the store. My daughter Gina is going to make me a Christmas wreath for my door (even tho' I have one already lol) and so we are busy looking for stuff for it and hers (yes she already has one too). We are going to put the ones we have somewhere else on the house.
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