09 October 2008

Thanksgiving Comes First

There is only one reason to be thinking about Christmas before Thanksgiving, and that is to get your holiday packages out to the troops on time. And I don't need to go to the store for that when I can order my packages here.

I found it deeply annoying when I stopped in Dollar General last week to find a few things and fully HALF the store was all Christmas stuff. I did not find several of the "regular" items I went in there to get because they had no more space left for regular stuff with having to clear half the store for Christmas stuff.

This week I came across the Thanksgiving Comes First campaign. Needless to say, this caught my interest enough to come out of blog hibernation and post about.

I can only surmise that the reason for pushing out the holiday stuff sooner and sooner every year is just plain greed. But I have to wonder about their logic. In the example above at Dollar General, I bought less than I would have because I'm definitely NOT buying Christmas stuff the first week of October, and I did not find the other items I wanted. Does that put money in their pocket? Their Halloween section was pitifully small, and one would presume that people are really buying those items now.

Anyway, I'm sure most of you have your own twist on this pet peeve and if you'd like to join the Thanksgiving Comes First campaign, click the cute turkey below.



Suldog said...

Thank you very much!

You have a really nice site here, helping out the soldiers. Good for you!

God bless.

Buck said...

Thanks, Laurie!

Jacki said...

I used to really hate the whole Christmas stuff in the stores before Thanksgiving deal, until I needed a six week lead time to get Christmas packages to Afg. or Iraq.

But yeah, saw Christmas trees in the grocery store tonight. I almost turned around and walked out. Soon we may need a "Halloween Comes First" campaign.

Anonymous said...

It isn't just there in the USA. Here in England, there have been Christmas signs,and shelves full in the supermarkets. I mentioned it to the checkout girl and she just shrugged, so spoke to customer services and they said it is all down to 'head office'. It seems that none of the stores want to be caught napping, a bit like runners hovering at the start of a race. And the fact that there will be even less money to spend this year means that retailers are out to scoop up every last penny. Shame on them. I'm doing my best to avoid those shops. Goodluck in your campaign.