Merry Christmas…REALLY???

This is a reblog of of one of my major complaints with commercialism. Thank you!

Culture Monk

rmerry christmas

by Kenneth Justice

~Last night I had to run an errand at the store and as I walked through the door I was greeted by a barrage of Christmas decorations and the typical fare that stores try to sell you during the holiday season.

The only problem is that its not the holiday season! Its still October and once again, the stores have begun celebrating the Christmas buying season many months before the actual holiday.

I’ve read articles about this tired old bit before and I really don’t want to add to our frustration with the way the stores are ruining October and November by celebrating Christmas too early. Do merchants in Europe do this? Do stores in Canada and Australia do this? Is the United States the only country where retailers have become so obsessed with making money off of Christmas that they try to force the…

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