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(CNBC)   You there. Yes, you. You're responsible for retailers putting up Christmas decorations on Columbus Day (with picture of a pumpkin-headed turkey wearing a Santa Claus suit that will haunt your dreams)   (cnbc.com) divider line 115
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2012-10-12 09:24:14 PM  
If I remember correctly-one of the Charlie Brown specials had a nice slam at department stores celebrating Christmas either on Easter or Valentines day.
 
2012-10-12 11:06:26 PM  
I did my Christmas shopping last year, including buying the tree and decorations, on Christmas Eve. Don't look at me.
 
2012-10-12 11:43:54 PM  
I thought subby was just insulting some dumbass in a santa suit w/ the pumpkin-headed turkey part
 
2012-10-13 12:26:55 AM  
My absolute favorite from last year was the electric cross with lights to be placed on your lawn... so you could illuminate a cross. on your lawn. to celebrate the birth of jesus.

Still can't quite accept that they swallowed it. Lighting a giant f*cking cross. On their own lawn. In the southern US. 

Somewhere, a vaguely arabic-looking middle-aged jewish carpenter is screaming his lungs out that dad should have drowned them all.
 
2012-10-13 12:39:30 AM  
Since when do they wait for Columbus day?

/costco shopper
 
2012-10-13 12:41:46 AM  

fragMasterFlash: Since when do they wait for Columbus day?

/costco shopper


Yeah! Most stores I've seen are done up for Valentine's Day by now!
 
2012-10-13 12:43:09 AM  
That's nothing. Hobby Lobby started selling Christmas trees and decorations two months ago.
 
2012-10-13 12:44:07 AM  
The Lowe's down the street had theirs up 09/28.
 
2012-10-13 12:47:16 AM  
If I have to fight in the war on Christmas, sign me up for the carpet bombing.
 
2012-10-13 12:51:05 AM  

MisterTweak: My absolute favorite from last year was the electric cross with lights to be placed on your lawn... so you could illuminate a cross. on your lawn. to celebrate the birth of jesus.

Still can't quite accept that they swallowed it. Lighting a giant f*cking cross. On their own lawn. In the southern US. 

Somewhere, a vaguely arabic-looking middle-aged jewish carpenter is screaming his lungs out that dad should have drowned them all.


Oooo! Pics, please!
 
2012-10-13 12:52:07 AM  

gunther_bumpass: If I have to fight in the war on Christmas, sign me up for the carpet bombing.


I'll be your navigator.
 
2012-10-13 12:52:26 AM  
Yeah, I wish there really were a war on Christmas.

Just go to church like you do twice a year and dissapoint your spoiled ass kids without involving me/
 
2012-10-13 12:53:15 AM  

Another Government Employee: The Lowe's down the street had theirs up 09/28.


The worst part is they don't restock. I think my Lowes had Christmas lights for all of two weeks last year before they all sold out, and they never got more.
 
2012-10-13 12:53:23 AM  

flynn80: gunther_bumpass: If I have to fight in the war on Christmas, sign me up for the carpet bombing.

I'll be your navigator.


AND MY AXE!
 
2012-10-13 12:53:25 AM  

The Dog Ate My Homework: That's nothing. Hobby Lobby started selling Christmas trees and decorations two months ago.


They're a craft store, you have to start working early to have your stuff ready to sell/display by Christmas

I'm an Atheist, but I love it early. It breaks up the year, brings back nice memories. I guess if your father shoved coal up your ass on Christmas Eve or you got your dick stuck in the back of a blow mold snowman, maybe I can see the Christmas hate.
 
2012-10-13 12:54:16 AM  
The newspapers start running ads for Xmas specials just about the same time they start running stories about the War on Xmas AND the obligatory op/eds about how cheap and commercial the holidays have become.

O the dripping bleeding irony of it all.
 
2012-10-13 12:55:51 AM  

hbk72777: The Dog Ate My Homework: That's nothing. Hobby Lobby started selling Christmas trees and decorations two months ago.

They're a craft store, you have to start working early to have your stuff ready to sell/display by Christmas

I'm an Atheist, but I love it early. It breaks up the year, brings back nice memories. I guess if your father shoved coal up your ass on Christmas Eve or you got your dick stuck in the back of a blow mold snowman, maybe I can see the Christmas hate.


I await the War on Xmas every year mostly to watch Fox and Friends newshosts' heads explode.
 
2012-10-13 12:56:15 AM  

hbk72777: The Dog Ate My Homework: That's nothing. Hobby Lobby started selling Christmas trees and decorations two months ago.

They're a craft store, you have to start working early to have your stuff ready to sell/display by Christmas

I'm an Atheist, but I love it early. It breaks up the year, brings back nice memories. I guess if your father shoved coal up your ass on Christmas Eve or you got your dick stuck in the back of a blow mold snowman, maybe I can see the Christmas hate.


Really an athiest who isn't annoyed at the whole world for not believing what he does, and can even take some enjoyment out of something he doesn't completely agree with. Not that Christians are much more likely to be like you. Nice to meet you, I wish you weren't so lonely in your stance.
 
2012-10-13 12:56:40 AM  

hbk72777: The Dog Ate My Homework: That's nothing. Hobby Lobby started selling Christmas trees and decorations two months ago.

They're a craft store, you have to start working early to have your stuff ready to sell/display by Christmas

I'm an Atheist, but I love it early. It breaks up the year, brings back nice memories. I guess if your father shoved coal up your ass on Christmas Eve or you got your dick stuck in the back of a blow mold snowman, maybe I can see the Christmas hate.


They're a super fundie craft store, like if chic-fil-a sold picture frames.

/avoid Jesus Christ Super Craft Store whenever possible
 
2012-10-13 01:00:00 AM  

hbk72777: The Dog Ate My Homework: That's nothing. Hobby Lobby started selling Christmas trees and decorations two months ago.

They're a craft store, you have to start working early to have your stuff ready to sell/display by Christmas

I'm an Atheist, but I love it early. It breaks up the year, brings back nice memories. I guess if your father shoved coal up your ass on Christmas Eve or you got your dick stuck in the back of a blow mold snowman, maybe I can see the Christmas hate.


I don't see what Atheism has to do with Xmas. I love Xmas. I like the Charlie Brown and Rudolph specials and watching Xmas themed foodie shows on the Food channel. I enjoy going to my niece and nephew's little Xmas holiday shows and hearing little kids singing off-key Xmas carols wearing their snowflake and reindeer hats. Why let my disbelief in Baby Jeezus and Santa Claus ruin their fun?
 
2012-10-13 01:00:12 AM  
I saw Christmas stuff in the local W-mart in September.

/Not that I care
//Jew
 
2012-10-13 01:00:36 AM  
I'll be doing my Christmas shopping on Dec 22 like I do every year. From the comfort of my living room couch, thanks to:

brain.lafilm.edu

/Streaming "Lord of War" right now, thanks tp A.P....
 
2012-10-13 01:04:00 AM  
I saw a commercial on TV the other day that said, "the holidays are coming......" and I almost threw up. I couldn't reach the mute button fast enough.
 
2012-10-13 01:09:44 AM  
I don't already have my Christmas lights up. I still have my Christmas lights up. There's a difference.
 
2012-10-13 01:11:29 AM  
If you really wanna have a traditional Christian Christmas, keep in mind that the giving of gifts represents the gifts that the Wise Men (not necessarily three of them, but they did give three gifts) gave to the Baby Jesus.

The thing is, that didn′t happen on the night of His birth, not according to any established tradition and not according to the Bible. In the Bible, it was up to but not more than two years later, with Jesus being a toddler, not an infant, and the Holy Family living in a house in Bethlehem, not in a stable with a manger (yes, all those Nativity scenes showing wise men are wrong!). Of course, Biblically speaking, Jesus wasn′t born on December 25 anyway.

But according to tradition, it took the Wise Men twelve days to travel on camel-back from the Orient. So, a separate holiday was established for that called, variously, ‶Twelfth Night" or ‶Three Kings′ Night", aka Epiphany Eve. Since you start counting on December 25 as the first (not zeroeth) day, the Twelfth Day of Christmas (thus the famous carol) is January 5, and the official end of Christmas. Epiphany Day is January 6, the start of the next major season in the Christian calendar (ending with Fat Tuesday aka Mardi Gras which immediately precedes Ash Wednesday, which starts Lent).

So, properly speaking, you should not exchange gifts on Christmas Day (December 25), but on Twelfth Night aka Three Kings′ Night aka Epiphany Eve (January 5). At midnight on that night, you turn off your Christmas lights until the following year, and take down the tree and all Christmas decorations on Epiphany Day, the next day.

And now, the practical benefit of this: by delaying the gift-giving until January 5, you can take advantage of all the after-Christmas sales! :-)
 
2012-10-13 01:14:29 AM  
Mrs.Kritter is very vocal about retailers holiday practices. It seems her biatching starts a little earlier every farking year.
 
2012-10-13 01:14:44 AM  
So soon? Krampus hasn't even tuned up his bike!

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-10-13 01:16:32 AM  
 
2012-10-13 01:16:44 AM  
images.greetingcarduniverse.com
Hey kids! It's Jack The Turkey Claus!
 
2012-10-13 01:16:58 AM  
Consumerism is the real War on Christmas. Too bad for Christianity that it's the Christians who are leading the parade. As matter of fact, they insist on it, crying like babies if any store refuses to make use of Christmas as a way to sell more junk.
 
2012-10-13 01:19:45 AM  
In that case, stay the hell out of Frankenmuth.
 
2012-10-13 01:21:25 AM  
What's sad is the fact that I didn't even give a thought to the fact when I noticed last week that Lowe's Home Improvement already has all their Christmas decorations out and several of the little botique shops I passed by today were decked out in Christmasy stuff until I noticed this thread. This perversion has become so persistently pervasive for so long that it fails to register as odd in my brain. Dear God Baby Jesus, their plan is working. Fetch me my foil hat.
 
2012-10-13 01:23:38 AM  
One shouldn't be celebrating Winter Elf Day until we've celebrated Walking Dead Day.
 
2012-10-13 01:24:03 AM  
So now we need a full three months/a quarter of the year to sell Christmas?
 
2012-10-13 01:24:18 AM  
Christmas before Thanksgiving should be punished by hanging. The only exception is leaving the lights up all year long.
 
2012-10-13 01:37:16 AM  
How can you have any Christmas if you don't eat yer meat?!
 
2012-10-13 01:38:08 AM  

Chelsea Clinton Is Carrot Top's Lost Twin: I'll be doing my Christmas shopping on Dec 22 like I do every year. From the comfort of my living room couch, thanks to:

[brain.lafilm.edu image 850x178]

/Streaming "Lord of War" right now, thanks tp A.P....


.
.
You pay Amazon for the privilege to give them money? May I have some of your money too?
 
2012-10-13 01:39:08 AM  
people.bu.edu
 
2012-10-13 01:46:27 AM  
Bah! Columbus Day? The store I work at put Christmas lights on sale the day after school started!

No, really. They did. I died a little inside.
 
2012-10-13 01:47:42 AM  
www.baszerr.eu
 
2012-10-13 01:48:41 AM  
Columbus day? I work at Walmart, and they started putting up the Xmas stuff in the garden center in mid-September
 
2012-10-13 01:51:07 AM  
Does that count as a furry?
 
2012-10-13 01:51:20 AM  
Eventually, i havent seen it happen yet, but EVENTUALLY, the backlash will be great enough that some retailer is going to cash in on the disdain and try to attract shoppers all of october and november by going "Hey, sick of christmas in september? So are we! Here at XYZs we think each holiday deserves its own time, so youre not gonna hear a christmas song or see a santa or snowman before thanksgiving if you shop at XYZs."
 
2012-10-13 01:57:20 AM  

Cyno01: Eventually, i havent seen it happen yet, but EVENTUALLY, the backlash will be great enough that some retailer is going to cash in on the disdain and try to attract shoppers all of october and november by going "Hey, sick of christmas in september? So are we! Here at XYZs we think each holiday deserves its own time, so youre not gonna hear a christmas song or see a santa or snowman before thanksgiving if you shop at XYZs."


Been done. By Nordstrom.

www.xojane.com
 
2012-10-13 01:58:56 AM  
Ugh this bothers me to no end. Radio stations going all Xmas music already and seeing the Xmas decorations next to the summer gardening 30% off aisle. It's just not right.
 
2012-10-13 02:14:03 AM  
I presently work in retail. The endgame is pretty damn obvious:

A 96 hour shopping extravaganza that begins at noon on Thanksgiving, preceded by 3 months of pre-Thanksgiving sales, and 2 months of post-Thanksgiving sales (which would be the exact same thing). I'm looking for work as hard as I can, because I want to get the bloody hell out of the industry before that happens.
 
2012-10-13 02:14:52 AM  

Lachwen: Cyno01: Eventually, i havent seen it happen yet, but EVENTUALLY, the backlash will be great enough that some retailer is going to cash in on the disdain and try to attract shoppers all of october and november by going "Hey, sick of christmas in september? So are we! Here at XYZs we think each holiday deserves its own time, so youre not gonna hear a christmas song or see a santa or snowman before thanksgiving if you shop at XYZs."

Been done. By Nordstrom.

[www.xojane.com image 460x617]


Wow. Good for them.
 
2012-10-13 02:27:12 AM  

Lady Beryl Ersatz-Wendigo: In that case, stay the hell out of Frankenmuth.


No kidding. Went there for the first time/last time in September. I'm "CHRISTmas"-ed out for the year.
 
2012-10-13 02:29:22 AM  

nmsarazi: Lady Beryl Ersatz-Wendigo: In that case, stay the hell out of Frankenmuth.

No kidding. Went there for the first time/last time in September. I'm "CHRISTmas"-ed out for the year.


(That is on signs EVERYWHERE in town, and the road leading in. As a grammarist and an atheist, I would never use such gratuitous capitalization myself.
 
2012-10-13 02:34:10 AM  

Gyrfalcon: hbk72777: The Dog Ate My Homework: That's nothing. Hobby Lobby started selling Christmas trees and decorations two months ago.

They're a craft store, you have to start working early to have your stuff ready to sell/display by Christmas

I'm an Atheist, but I love it early. It breaks up the year, brings back nice memories. I guess if your father shoved coal up your ass on Christmas Eve or you got your dick stuck in the back of a blow mold snowman, maybe I can see the Christmas hate.

I don't see what Atheism has to do with Xmas. I love Xmas. I like the Charlie Brown and Rudolph specials and watching Xmas themed foodie shows on the Food channel. I enjoy going to my niece and nephew's little Xmas holiday shows and hearing little kids singing off-key Xmas carols wearing their snowflake and reindeer hats. Why let my disbelief in Baby Jeezus and Santa Claus ruin their fun?


Yeah, it's nice FOR ONE FARKING WEEK. I don't need to spend ONE QUARTER of my life on earth looking at plastic dancing santas every time I buy a roll of farking terlet paper. Fark that right in its jolly fat face.
 
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