Seriously ya’ll. The date, and I’m not kidding here, was September 27th. On my way back to the hardware aisle to pick up some compact fluorescent bulbs I just had to shake my head. It has begun, already. A scant few weeks after Labor Day and already we’re confronted with Christmas trees and light-up hot air characters.
I’ve said this before; I really can’t blame the stores from trying to glean any profit they can anywhere they can get it. That’s what we’re all doing in one form or another. And I’m a huge fan of Christmas. I look forward to it every year. I even have a Santa hat I wear from about December 10th through New Year’s Eve. There are, however, at least two rather large holidays in between the end of September and jolly St. Nick.
In summary, holiday time is great, but perhaps three months ahead of time is a little premature on the hot air reindeer front. Also, they moved the damn garden hose attachments to make way for the trees and giggling Santas and it took me five minutes to find them.