Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Ready For The Holidays? No? Well, Court Street Is!



Ready for the holidays?
Well, Court Street is!

On this beautifully balmy October day, I looked up and saw holiday decorations strung across the street. Imagine my surprise. Doesn't that seem just a tad early?
It's not even Halloween yet.
How long do you think it will take until we hear Christmas music in the stores?

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Anonymous said...

I heard Christmas songs at a CVS on the UES last night. Love me some holiday music, but this is ridiculous!

Anonymous said...


I just came in from my local CVS and the shelves are stocked with Christmas and Hanukkah items. The Halloween stuff has been cast aside to the shelves that are % off. I think every year it gets a little bit earlier!

Happy Holidays! Kathleen

Anonymous said...

Are all of the Holiday decorations supposed to appear out of thin air? Don't you think they have to start early in order to get all the decorations up in the largest city in the country!?

Plow to Plate said...

I'm sorry, but it doesn't take that much time to put up the holiday decorations. This is obviously a ploy to get people to spend money. I have nothing against stores, but maybe with the economy the way it is, people will think more about the true meaning of holidays. Consumerism was America's religion that got us into the multi-trillion debt we are in. The holidays do not have to be about getting into greater debt. In Europe, when I was little, we were happy with little gifts (a chocolate letter, a marzipan dice), but the real holiday celebration was sharing meals, singing, warmth. We did not get two months of piped in artificial holiday spirit beforehand. Here in the USA, the decorations did not go up until AFTER Thanksgiving.

Kelly said...

Couldn't agree with you more, Margaret. Halloween decorations and candies were in stores at the end of August, now Christmas and Hanukkah lights appear in October.

I just decided with the family to forgo Christmas gifts. Sorry, merchants, but the idea of spending hours shopping for items we really don't need, spending our money which has become so sparse and getting frustrated, just is not in the cards for 2009. We are all going to contribute to a huge feast
and enjoy time with our family instead.

Anonymous said...

I dunno -- I know there's some insidious commercialism at play, but this has been a rough year for a lot of people, and seeing early xmas decorations made me weirdly happy, like the way dentists calm little kids by telling them to think about santa. I for one could really use an extra-long does of the xmas spirit this year, even in the form of chintzy lights.