At least wait until the kids have gone back to school!!

@Humbug25 (12551)
August 25, 2011 7:43am CST
Here in the UK the kids go back to school around the 6th September and the summer is then more or less over. Today I went into a shop and would you believe it but I saw some Christmas cards on sale on the shelf?!! Yes that's correct, you read that right, Christmas cards on sale!! I know I have mentioned Christmas in a discussion already but the things I buy ready for Christmas are available all year round and not specifically for Christmas. I feel this is wrong and just way too early to be selling these items especially as the kids haven't even gone back to school yet. I think it is ok if it is a special Christmas store that sells just Christmas items all year round but not just any old store. When do you start to see Christmas items in your stores? Do you think it is too early to be selling such stuff 4 months prior to the day?
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• Taiwan
26 Aug 11
I see the Xmas toys and deco around 3 or 4 months before the holiday. I think this might distract many kids from school. They might already be asking for toys when Christmas is still a few months away. Maybe the stores are just trying to get ppl to have more time to buy their stuff; which guaruntees they will get buyers.
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@Humbug25 (12551)
26 Aug 11
Hi ya garlicman300 and welcome to mylot I still have lots of Christmas cards from last year that I bought in the sales so I don't need to buy any at full price now! I will do the same again this year when they go on sale hahaha Thanks and happy mylotting
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• Canada
13 Sep 11
HAHA Talking about Christmas coming too early, with a username like Humbug! That's awesome!! :) The earliest one I saw was in late August one year, and they usually pop up around September, late september. The way I see it, wait till AFTER HALLOWEEN!!
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@Humbug25 (12551)
17 Sep 11
Hi ya danishcanadian Hahaha yes that is funny my user name and talking about Christmas haha Christmas just seem to come earlier and earlier each year!! Cheers
@JayPea (9)
• Taiwan
26 Aug 11
I think stores put Christmas stuff up way too fast, last week I walked past a store selling Christmas decorations!
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@Humbug25 (12551)
26 Aug 11
Hi JayPea and welcome to mylot Christmas decorations? No, no, no that is way too early!!! Thanks
@pbbbsra (1214)
• Philippines
26 Aug 11
In my country, the Christmas season seem to start when the -BER months start (September). THe Christmas countdown also starts by then. Most people start shopping early to get rid of the rush. I don't think that it will have a bad effect on the kids though. We can just tell them that it does not mean it is Christmas already and just join them on the Countdown to Christmas.
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@Humbug25 (12551)
26 Aug 11
Hi ya pbbbsra Oh I dunno, I was lucky my kids weren't with me in the store at the time but if they were they would definately got excited!! hahaha Cheers
@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
25 Aug 11
I certainly do. They just wear u out w/it a long time before it's time. I don't think they should be allowed to put out a thing till after we have Thanksgiving.
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@Humbug25 (12551)
26 Aug 11
Hi ya ANTIQUELADY I think it gets the kids excited prematurally too! I think you are right, there should be some kinda law or something that states they are not allowed to put out such products before a certain time!! Cheers
@cutepenguin (6457)
• Canada
25 Aug 11
wow, that is much too early. Around here, there will be back to school stuff, then Halloween stuff, and then Christmas merchandise comes out. The fabric stores have Christmas fabric right now though.
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@Humbug25 (12551)
26 Aug 11
Hi there cutepenguin I know, it is much too early! Maybe the fabric stores always have the Christmas fabric stuff out but you have just never noticed it and maybe the rest of the year it is kept towards the back of the piles, shelves, stacks, whatever they have in fabric stores hahaa. I also think that it is the time of year now that people start to think about making things for Christmas and so need the Christmas fabric now to get started. Thanks
@MaryLynn321 (2680)
• United States
25 Aug 11
I agree with you. We haven't seen Christmas items yet, but have seen Halloween items. And those that buy the items when they come out are not getting discounts or sales on these items either. Soon they will have Christmas items up too, along with Halloween and Thanksgiving. It truly is annoying.
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@Humbug25 (12551)
25 Aug 11
Hi there MaryLynn321 Yes I must admit that I start my Christmas shopping early but not that kind of Christmas shopping, gifts and stuff, not decorations and such like. Too early, way too early, even for me! Thanks
• United States
25 Aug 11
I have seen several decorations and trees in some stores here as of last month. I thought wow way too early for me. I prefer to think in the Christmas direction after Halloween. I understand they are probably trying to get some sales as early as they can, but decorations too. Wow way too soon.
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@Humbug25 (12551)
25 Aug 11
Hi ya hardworkinggurl Last month!? Wow that is ridiculous. I just wouldn't go in the same shop again until it was nearer to Christmas if that was a store here, especially with my kids hahaha Cheeers
@p1kef1sh (45640)
25 Aug 11
Psst... wanna buy some EASTER cards!!!
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@Humbug25 (12551)
25 Aug 11
Hahahaha p1kef1sh Save them for next year hun! hahaha Cheers
@cher913 (25891)
• Canada
25 Aug 11
well they bring back to school stuff out in mid july (our kids get out at the end of june), now they have halloween stuff out and thanksgivng (here in Canada, our thanksgiving is in october) then the day after halloween is when the Christmas stuff comes out.
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@Humbug25 (12551)
25 Aug 11
Hi ya cher913 It's funny because I haven't seen any Halloween stuff about yet or maybe it is there but I have noticed only the Christmas stuff because it seems more bizarre for it to be in the stores already!! Cheers
• United States
25 Aug 11
The stores are getting ready for Christmas earlier and earlier each year. I went to Walmart the other and I saw Christmas on side of the aisle and Halloween on the other side. It is terrible. Even the craft stores have already started selling Christmas items. The dollar stores have also started selling Christmas items already.
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@Humbug25 (12551)
25 Aug 11
Hi there randylovesdar I like to get a head start like many people but only usually with gifts not Christmassy stuff that needs to be left til nearer the time or at lest til after Halloween! Cheers