Christmas...In September?

Mini Mel 7 comments
Christmas...In September?

There's a saying, that as we get older the years seem to go faster. This year for me has pretty much flown by, hard to believe that the year is close to coming to an end (maybe earlier if this new machine gives us the big boom again).

Well I was walking through Coles today with one of my girlfriends in search for some OJ to help get over this lurgy my hubby so kindly decided to share with me (I really don't like that kind of sharing), where lo and behold there are Chrissy deccies and stockings stuffed with lollies emblazoned with all the usual Chrissy propaganda.

What? It's September 10...

Nothing like getting in early. Next thing will be Easter eggs on Dec 25.

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Wednesday 10th September 2008 | 06:18 PM

Couldn't agree more with this. It's pure exploitation. But I guess we are smart enough to not get sucked into it.

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Wednesday 10th September 2008 | 06:30 PM

I work in retail and you would not believe the amount of people who tell me they had their Christmas shopping done by August! They are either super organised (to the point of scary) or really really weird, lol.

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Wednesday 10th September 2008 | 06:37 PM

Many retail shops and charities in America celebrate what is commonly referred to as "Christmas in July," I'm afraid.

Ideally, we should be giving (not necessarily monetarily--try just being kind and patient and understand with people--especially the ones you don't like. Of course, you may get crapped on anyway, but don't react in kind, and viola! There's the gift!) If you're one who's into Christmas celebrations, this sort of all-year-long giving quells the urge to go out and try and make up for it by going into debt at the end of the year on gifts NOBODY either wants, or will remember, in a year.....unless it's a winning lottery ticket, or a fruitcake, respectively.

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Wednesday 10th September 2008 | 09:20 PM

yeah hot cross buns in january, apparently public demands them.....

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Wednesday 10th September 2008 | 10:07 PM

I used to work in Coles, back in high school. This is genuine: we started stocking shelves with Easter eggs on January 2nd. The first pallet of Easter eggs usually arrived in early December, before Christmas even happens. The policy was (I assume), as soon as a shopping frenzy ends, let the next one begin.

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Wednesday 10th September 2008 | 10:29 PM

Indeed, it is a commentary on our times. We live in a world of consumerism, ruled by consumerists, and filled with consumers to stupid to understand.

The television gives them not only their opinions, but thees them what to buy and when. From the television we find out what ails us, and how to treat it. Our children are indoctrinated at a very early age, and the tele becomes what is, and what will be.

If it says we need S.U.V.'s we get SUV's, if it says we need God, we seek god, if it says we need to be afraid, we fear.

Fear is the biggest commodity sold on television. Fear of not having enough, not having a certain something, fear of terror attacks, fear of our fellow man. It sets our standards, establishes our morals, and informs us of our shortcomings. The other day I heard on T.V. that body odor ruins lives. I'll bet there are people who believe that.

Good post Mini-Mel


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Thursday 11th September 2008 | 01:36 PM

what ever happened to the times when christmas was at christmas and easter was at easter, now it just seems $'s to be made..

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