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(The Consumerist)   Just a reminder - Thanksgiving decorations are now on sale at your local supermarket   (consumerist.com) divider line 77
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2013-08-21 11:16:47 AM  
It's another Festivus miracle!!1!
 
2013-08-21 11:37:36 AM  
Canadian Thanksgiving isn't that far away...
 
2013-08-21 11:45:52 AM  

Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: Gobble, Gobble, Motherfarker!

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That was a horrible, horrible movie.  Horrible.  Kill it with fire, or roast it slowly.  Serve with gravy and mashed potatoes.
 
2013-08-21 11:47:14 AM  
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Good now I can start on my Zombie Pilgrim costume.
 
2013-08-21 11:47:46 AM  
Costco has their Xmas crap out already

Grocery stores have their Halloween candy out already

Hallmark has their Groundhog Day cards out already.
 
2013-08-21 12:07:04 PM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: Big deal.  My neck-o'-the-woods has an eatery that does Thanksgiving dinner all year round.

/they dish it up cafeteria-style, and you take your little tray to your little table, and it's like the saddest Thanksgiving ever


Little known fact: the happiest Thanksgiving ever involved birdzilla at Diane's place.

/Obscure?
 
2013-08-21 12:19:41 PM  
I'm thinking this whole thing started in the southern states. Them wishing Thxgiving and Xmas season would get here so they can go back outside without instantly dieing.
 
2013-08-21 12:23:06 PM  

InfrasonicTom: Costco has their Xmas crap out already

Grocery stores have their Halloween candy out already

Hallmark has their Groundhog Day cards out already.


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/again??
 
2013-08-21 12:27:38 PM  
Thanksgiving already?

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2013-08-21 12:36:38 PM  

specialkae: Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: Gobble, Gobble, Motherfarker!

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That was a horrible, horrible movie.  Horrible.  Kill it with fire, or roast it slowly.  Serve with gravy and mashed potatoes.


I'LL DRINK YOUR BLOOD LIKE CRANBERRY SAUCE!
 
2013-08-21 12:55:48 PM  
Our grocery store won't put out Halloween candy for another two weeks.
 
2013-08-21 01:11:10 PM  

Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: I'LL DRINK YOUR BLOOD LIKE CRANBERRY SAUCE!


Isn't that what John Lennon says during the fadeout of "Strawberry Fields Forever"?
 
2013-08-21 01:12:23 PM  
Yeah - how is this news or green lit?  Hallmark and a bunch of "Hobby Stores," always release their Xmas/Holiday cards and décor in August!!!  WTF?
 
2013-08-21 01:21:18 PM  

trappedspirit: And there's nothing they can do about this majority sea of uncultured apes they watch ebb and flow except build that boat of self-important sanctimonious smug and try to ride the waves out. Pissing off the side.


Why would I have to ride out any waves? The ways in which this affects me could be best described with the ancient Roman number "fark all". My enjoyment of life is impacted to the exact measure of "jack shiat" if the person in front of me at the grocery store is buying a Thanksgiving decoration in August. There are no waves. There is no need for sanctimony. There is literally no meaningful impact on my life at all when Thanksgiving decorations come out in August. In fact, if it weren't for somebody at The Consumerist crying about it, I wouldn't have even thought about it. And the only reason I'm even paying it any mind now is because my day has been unusually slow and I'm killing time until my staff meeting later.

Now, if I get run over by a Wal-Mart truck delivering Christmas ornaments in September I guess I might reevaluate all this, but even then I'm guessing not.
 
2013-08-21 01:26:10 PM  

baltimoreblonde: This year's Phineas and Ferb one is Perry on his scooter.


I have a similar one from the Disney store from last year.
 
2013-08-21 01:35:12 PM  

ManateeGag: baltimoreblonde: This year's Phineas and Ferb one is Perry on his scooter.

I have a similar one from the Disney store from last year.


I missed that one. Thought the "wrapped in a string of lights" thing was adorable, and reminded me of what Doof did to him in the first Christmas special (yes, I'm a Perry fan), but never got out to the local DS to pick it up.
 
2013-08-21 01:53:56 PM  
We are starting to get Christmas merchandise in at work.

Actually, we started getting it a couple weeks ago.
 
2013-08-21 04:00:46 PM  

John Buck 41: You've got to be kidding me. Even worse, though, I saw 2014 calendars in a bookstore almost a month ago.  WTF?


That would be something I can see since it is an office supply.  You have a budget surplus at the end of june so you start ordering stuff for the next year.
 
2013-08-21 05:29:32 PM  

Hyjamon: John Buck 41: You've got to be kidding me. Even worse, though, I saw 2014 calendars in a bookstore almost a month ago. WTF?

That would be something I can see since it is an office supply. You have a budget surplus at the end of june so you start ordering stuff for the next year.


Actually, I'd guess it's because they generally have an area dedicated to calendars, and they quit selling 2013 ones by this point in the year for obvious reasons.
 
2013-08-21 05:31:44 PM  

skozlaw: trappedspirit: And there's nothing they can do about this majority sea of uncultured apes they watch ebb and flow except build that boat of self-important sanctimonious smug and try to ride the waves out. Pissing off the side.

Why would I have to ride out any waves? The ways in which this affects me could be best described with the ancient Roman number "fark all". My enjoyment of life is impacted to the exact measure of "jack shiat" if the person in front of me at the grocery store is buying a Thanksgiving decoration in August. There are no waves. There is no need for sanctimony. There is literally no meaningful impact on my life at all when Thanksgiving decorations come out in August. In fact, if it weren't for somebody at The Consumerist crying about it, I wouldn't have even thought about it. And the only reason I'm even paying it any mind now is because my day has been unusually slow and I'm killing time until my staff meeting later.

Now, if I get run over by a Wal-Mart truck delivering Christmas ornaments in September I guess I might reevaluate all this, but even then I'm guessing not.


Perhaps once the department store santas get deployed you can ask them for a new sarcasm meter for christmas.
 
2013-08-21 05:34:11 PM  
I think I've figures out how this works:

1.Stores have a dedicated "seasonal" section.
2.If they don't sell all the stuff in it, they are SOL & have to fire-sale or store it until the season returns
3.They can avoid this by planning on running out of that season early
4. PROFIT!

That said, I can't imagine why they've taken it to this extreme.
 
2013-08-21 06:28:59 PM  
I saw Star Wars holiday decorations at Costco last month.
 
2013-08-21 09:11:06 PM  
TFA excludes places like Costco, craft stores and Hallmark and says why they do it except for Hallmark. I think that Hallmark does it because there are plenty of people who have huge xmas card lists so they want to start early and do a dozen or so a week instead of doing a marathon weekend session of hand cramping writing.

As to Halloween candy I have some bad news for you guys. They are already making xmas candy in the factories and all of the Halloween stuff is already made and sitting in warehouses somewhere. It doesn't matter when the stores put them on the shelf, they ain't going to be getting any fresher and there are people who buy the stuff for personal use and not to give to the kiddies.
 
2013-08-21 09:31:56 PM  

Hyjamon: John Buck 41: You've got to be kidding me. Even worse, though, I saw 2014 calendars in a bookstore almost a month ago.  WTF?

That would be something I can see since it is an office supply.  You have a budget surplus at the end of june so you start ordering stuff for the next year.


Ok, so buy that shiat online already. Don't clutter up my gawdammed beloved indie bookstore with that shiat in late July.

Fireproof: Hyjamon: John Buck 41: You've got to be kidding me. Even worse, though, I saw 2014 calendars in a bookstore almost a month ago. WTF?

That would be something I can see since it is an office supply. You have a budget surplus at the end of june so you start ordering stuff for the next year.

Actually, I'd guess it's because they generally have an area dedicated to calendars, and they quit selling 2013 ones by this point in the year for obvious reasons.


He's generally a pretty shrewd businessman. He has to be to stay in business in this day and age. That's why I can't figure out why he devotes 2 shelves to 2014 calendars now.
 
2013-08-21 11:36:38 PM  

Lorelle: I saw Star Wars holiday decorations at Costco last month.


Star Wars Labor Day decorations are completely appropriate this time of year.
 
2013-08-22 04:25:58 AM  

John Buck 41: He's generally a pretty shrewd businessman. He has to be to stay in business in this day and age. That's why I can't figure out why he devotes 2 shelves to 2014 calendars now.


Some calendars start with three months of the previous year (15 month calendars). That may be it.
 
2013-08-22 10:44:17 AM  
Well we need more time for the war on Christmas this year so everything get's pushed back.
 
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