September 17, 2003
Was shopping at BJs today with the kids when my daughter yelled CHRISTMAS!!!
Sure enough there were two entire rows right at the front of the store with all kinds of trees, wrapping paper, blow up Santa Clauses, lighted lawn ornaments. Our favorite was a larger-than-life cartoonish blow-up Rudolph reindeer.
I always hear people complaining about how stores keep creeping Christmas buying earlier and earlier, never thought much about it. But in September, when summer is still lingering in the air? Just plain crazy.
Of course I must remember that we have several Christmas Tree Shops centers which have a handful of stores open all year round. One of them not to far from where I live and the parking lot is always packed.
Posted by mike at September 17, 2003 3:04 PM