Beware of The BLOG...it creeps, it leaps, it glides & slides all over the place.
As long as people start Christmas shopping in September it will get earlier each year.
Jan: I'm guilty of buying gifts online or even in stores all year long if I run across a good sale. It's a little annoying that we went from Halloween and epic political ads to epic Christmas ads in a flash. Whiplash could've resulted it was so fast.
The problem from the retailer’s point of view, is that they have to order Christmas stuff early or there won’t be any, and then they have to put it out because they really do not have huge amounts of storage space “in the back.” It’s okay to buy early and have everything ready, in fact i’m starting to think that it’s better that way, we can enjoy the holidays more if we are prepared earlier, with everything already stashed away.
I'm the fortunate one I guess. I ask my wife what she wants and she always says "NOTHING!"And she means it. Though if she needs anything, we just buy it then.I'm really annoyed that the only music they play is that PC Crap tune from the grinch.
Mesymimi: I'm self-employed and I think I understand how business works. I get it that a business has to do what it has to do to survive and Christmas is a big seller. I get it, but it just seems like they're trying to exploit something that shouldn't be exploited in the first place, but doing it earlier and earlier in the year. When does it end?
Kid: That sounds like husband speak to me. I would like to know what your wife really feels about that.
I swear it is true. She is economical to a fault.
Kid: She sounds like a keeper to me. A little advice, if you love her, surprise her with a big ticket item this year. If you love her, keep her.
That's good advice. Since we get anything she wants (more or less) or needs, it is hard to dream up what to get her. She totally refuses Jewelry. Hmmm.
Kid: I said surprise her with a big ticket item... I never said jewelry. Big ticket item depends on the woman. You'd better learn what a big ticket means to your girl... and fast.
Cube, you may have saved our marriage. I just talked her into letting me buy her a Macbook.
PS - No way I surprise her, unless it's a Bentley or a Jaguar.... She returns 90% of the stuff She buys.
Kid: In my house, if I need a new computer or a new cell phone, I just go out and buy a new one. A Christmas gift should be more personal. It doesn't have to be expensive, it could be something from a dollar store. It just has to be something that has a special meaning for the both of you and that's the hard part.Re: returning stuff, everybody returns stuff... even my husband. I don't think it's a male or female thing. Sometimes we all make bad choices.
Costco started decking the halls for Christmas in August. The decorations are up along the main drag in Payson, AZ. I prefer that they wait until MID December, but nobody listens to me.
LL: I've never set foot in a Costco myself, but I do believe that celebrating Christmas in August is just not right. I do believe that we should ridicule them as much as possible on the internet.
Now I'm really confused....
Kid: I'm sorry. Yes, a Macbook is a wonderful gift, but she should be able to get that anytime of the year if she needs it. Get her something she isn't going to buy for herself. That's what makes it special.
Hallmark has had nothing but Christmas films for about a month already....I think it's a plot to make us sick of Christmas :-)BY the way, did you know Christmas, according to Hallmark movies, is all about BOY MEETS GIRL, GIRL TRAPS BOY WITH DELICIOUS COOKIES and THAT IS WHAT THEY SAY IS THE MEANING OF CHRISTMAS? Yes, it IS, according to EVERY SINGLE FILM they show :-)
Z: I agree. Hallmark has Christmas in July week!!! It's the most outrageous marketing stunt I've ever seen. I'd rather watch Colombo reruns, but apparently there is a big market for formulaic schmaltz. The true meaning of Christmas is slowly being eroded year after year. One of these days we won't even be allowed to call it Christmas anymore. It will just be a happy holidays.
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