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.