So, Monday I was sitting at my computer trying to think of a post for Killer Chicks and I had no idea what to write about, so I decided to take a break and peruse the Christmas catalog that had just come in the mail.
Then it hit me.
It’s August and I’m looking at a Christmas catalog.
What is the world coming to? I’ve heard of Christmas in July, but in August? That’s just ridiculous.
It seems to get worse every year. The blurring of the calendar is bad enough as you get older and realize a whole year goes by in the blink of an eye [unless of course you’re waiting for a book release], but retailers are so desperate for the holiday boost in sales, they now want you thinking about Christmas before your sunburn peels and your bathing suit dries out.
I love Christmas, but give me a break. Please!
Can’t we go back to the old days when you didn’t hear talk of Christmas until at least Halloween was over? I’m all for getting my shopping done early, but, to be honest, I haven’t even read all the books I got as gifts for last Christmas and I think I might still have an unused gift certificate or two hanging around.
Do you know anyone who lives by the retail calendar? Do you buy your Halloween candy in June and your Christmas decorations in August? How far back do you think the Christmas craze will reach? Or are you ready to Deck the Halls any time of year?