Comments on: Retailers: Leave Our Holidays Alone! http://sarahscucinabella.com/2008/10/02/retailers-leave-our-holidays-alone/ Quick and Easy Recipes | Home Cooking | Family Recipes Tue, 05 Sep 2017 02:05:39 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.2 By: Candelaria http://sarahscucinabella.com/2008/10/02/retailers-leave-our-holidays-alone/#comment-1294 Mon, 13 Oct 2008 16:13:30 +0000 http://sarahscucinabella.com/?p=993#comment-1294 Nothing more to add to the brilliant and insightful comments above except that I think that the early displays end up putting pressure on consumers and, for curmudgeons like me – make me less likely to buy. I like the pace of going from autumn to winter and the bustle of shopping (if I’m able to do so) in the weeks leading up to the holiday.
My Mom buys our gifts in July often and sometimes that feels like cheating.

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By: Angel http://sarahscucinabella.com/2008/10/02/retailers-leave-our-holidays-alone/#comment-1293 Thu, 09 Oct 2008 21:39:38 +0000 http://sarahscucinabella.com/?p=993#comment-1293 I agree… what is with Christmas in October? Pretty soon it really will be Christmas in July!

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By: Zoomie http://sarahscucinabella.com/2008/10/02/retailers-leave-our-holidays-alone/#comment-1292 Mon, 06 Oct 2008 17:29:39 +0000 http://sarahscucinabella.com/?p=993#comment-1292 I agree so much that I’m absolutely refusing to purchase _anything_ out of its season – what other protest do we have? I buy Hallowe’en treats two days before. I don’t get Christmas stuff early, either; the result is I get a spindly little tree but I don’t care, I still want each season to be savored and enjoyed, not pushed aside for the one after the one after this one! Thanks for letting me rant!

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By: Lisa Grant http://sarahscucinabella.com/2008/10/02/retailers-leave-our-holidays-alone/#comment-1291 Sat, 04 Oct 2008 04:51:15 +0000 http://sarahscucinabella.com/?p=993#comment-1291 Beautiful blog you have. I am disgusted too. Christmas songs will be playing on the radio soon.

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By: Dawn http://sarahscucinabella.com/2008/10/02/retailers-leave-our-holidays-alone/#comment-1290 Fri, 03 Oct 2008 21:09:29 +0000 http://sarahscucinabella.com/?p=993#comment-1290 I went to Europe for Octoberfest a few years ago, and they already had Christmas decorations out. Halloween is a minor holiday there (imported from here) and merited just a few store decorations.

There is a big movement in the retail industry to try to get us to start shopping for Christmas earlier. As a marketer, I can’t blame them for trying to spread out their Christmas profits so they can pay their employees without taking out loans from ever-tightening banks.

As a consumer, I’m not at Target to look at Frosty the Snowman. I want some witches!

Great blog! I just subscribed after I found myself revisiting your website several times for your quiche and sweet potato fry recipes.

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By: Ronnie http://sarahscucinabella.com/2008/10/02/retailers-leave-our-holidays-alone/#comment-1289 Fri, 03 Oct 2008 19:24:27 +0000 http://sarahscucinabella.com/?p=993#comment-1289 I feel the same way and I’m in the business! I am a giftware designer and illustrator so I am working on Christmas almost daily all year long! I get soooo saturated with the images, but I still want it to be special for people, and frankly the retailers really do jump the gun. We have a policy at our house of no Christmas carols until at least 12/1. Love the blog by the way, just discovered it.

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By: Patti http://sarahscucinabella.com/2008/10/02/retailers-leave-our-holidays-alone/#comment-1288 Fri, 03 Oct 2008 19:13:45 +0000 http://sarahscucinabella.com/?p=993#comment-1288 Well, I agree with everyone, except, I guess, Nicky…I love the holidays too, but I am ready to enjoy autumn! I love pumpkins and mums and scarecrows and beautiful foliage and all things fall.

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By: Nicky http://sarahscucinabella.com/2008/10/02/retailers-leave-our-holidays-alone/#comment-1287 Fri, 03 Oct 2008 11:34:04 +0000 http://sarahscucinabella.com/?p=993#comment-1287 I have to disagree with everyone else here. I love the holidays and I don’t mind getting a little extra time to enjoy it. Granted the stores aren’t doing it to gives us more time to enjoy, but that doesn’t mean we can’t get excited that the holidays are coming!

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By: Vickan http://sarahscucinabella.com/2008/10/02/retailers-leave-our-holidays-alone/#comment-1286 Fri, 03 Oct 2008 06:50:40 +0000 http://sarahscucinabella.com/?p=993#comment-1286 It’s ridiculous! I thought it was only Wal-Mart doing it… I guess I haven’t been to that many stores lately… thank goodness, I guess I should say.

I am still wearing sandals and short-sleeved shirts! There should be a law against holiday decorations this early.

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By: Tonia http://sarahscucinabella.com/2008/10/02/retailers-leave-our-holidays-alone/#comment-1285 Thu, 02 Oct 2008 22:24:51 +0000 http://sarahscucinabella.com/?p=993#comment-1285 I have to add one more thing… When my sister & I were kids, I remember that my mom didn’t really decorate our house until between the 10th & 15th of December. I think that’s part of what made Christmas so magical back then – the excitement lasted until Christmas day finally arrived because we hadn’t been looking at Santa for 60 to 90 days. 🙂

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