Of course, Back-to-School was the "star of the stores" way back in late June (Wait! Didn't school just end like yesterday, I thought to myself). And then there was Halloween in July. But, Christmas was already stepping on Halloween's heels by August.
I saw the first fully decked out Christmas house before Halloween! What? I found it a little odd to see one house with a make believe cemetery and skeletons in the front yard, while the next-door neighbor had a manger scene and inflatable Santa adoring their lawn.
And while shopping the other day, I could not help but conclude that Christmas better watch its back. I saw New Year's lurking down an entire aisle and I am pretty sure Valentine's Day was taking over an end cap.
|These Christmas decorations were up by November 1|