Tuesday Open Thread

November 18, 2014

How soon is too soon for holiday hoopla?

I’ve been seeing a lot of Christmas-related complaining all over social media this year. “Not already!” “It’s too early for decorations and music!” But this is a trend that doesn’t seem to be reversing.

I have decided that right around mid-November is when I’m OK with seeing decorations at the mall and hearing carols on the radio. But seeing the holiday onslaught of TV commercials and catalogues and newspaper circulars on the day after Halloween was kind of a head-scratcher.

Still, I don’t get as incensed about it as many seem to. I can tune it all out until I’m ready to embrace it. So the temperature in SoCal has finally fallen below 80: Toss me a light sweater and bring on the holidays! 😉

What say you? When do you start feeling the spirit? When do you start shopping? Decorating? Chime in, and chat away!