Halloween items available here in August! Really?

Photo of Halloween 2017 items by Pat Z Anthony
@PatZAnthony (12970)
Charlotte, North Carolina
August 14, 2017 8:50pm CST
Doesn't it seem that the "holidays" as some call these (we don't think of Halloween as a holiday) are pushed on us earlier each year? Several local stores have Halloween items on display, so we figure Christmas items will be available before Labor Day. Yes, stores want to get a jump on Halloween or whatever other day is coming our way that will allow someone, somewhere to make a few dollars. Are you seeing Halloween items for sale near you this month?
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@RubyHawk (29138)
• Atlanta, Georgia
15 Aug 17
Yes, Halloween items are coming out. Nobody wants to think about Halloween this early. Christmas displays will soon be out too. It looks silly to me.
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@PatZAnthony (12970)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
15 Aug 17
It looks silly to me too @RubyHawk
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@RubyHawk (29138)
• Atlanta, Georgia
16 Aug 17
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@Courtlynn (55033)
• United States
15 Aug 17
Um we had halloween stuff out in July. . Christmas will be by end of September probably.
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@PatZAnthony (12970)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
15 Aug 17
Yes, Christmas in September won't be a surprise @Courtlynn
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@Courtlynn (55033)
• United States
15 Aug 17
@PatZAnthony not at all. Im happy for it to come anyways lol
@Hatley (164486)
• Garden Grove, California
15 Aug 17
yes its way too early lol
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@PatZAnthony (12970)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
15 Aug 17
For a minute I thought it was October @Hatley
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@andriaperry (58383)
• United States
15 Aug 17
Yes, school supplies are out in July and Halloween in August. I have stopped buying things, its making hoarders out of everyone.
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@PatZAnthony (12970)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
15 Aug 17
You might be on to something there @andriaperry People buy too much and then it is something else to get rid of somehow or hoard!
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• United States
15 Aug 17
Since school starts in early August the stores need to have them I. July.
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@andriaperry (58383)
• United States
15 Aug 17
@AbbyGreenhill Yes, everything seems to have started a month earlier, School used to begin in September after labor day.
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@velvet53 (17390)
• Palisade, Colorado
15 Aug 17
I am seeing Halloween items everywhere and also Thanksgiving items. What happened to waiting until a holiday is closer and quit shoving the nest holiday at us so soon.
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@PatZAnthony (12970)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
15 Aug 17
It is too soon @velvet53 much too soon, but this will probably always be this way.
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@velvet53 (17390)
• Palisade, Colorado
16 Aug 17
@PatZAnthony I agree but the merchants seem to think they have to get their money as fast as they can. The more they sell the more they can put out. I just wish things wasn't always hurry, hurry , hurry.
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@PatZAnthony (12970)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
16 Aug 17
@velvet53 And it will no doubt always be exactly that way!
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@DianneN (84978)
• United States
15 Aug 17
I haven't seen any, yet, thank goodness! As much as I love Halloween, I find that absurd and depressing.
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@PatZAnthony (12970)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
15 Aug 17
Someone here said they saw Halloween items in stores in July. Come to think of it, there were probably costumes for sale then @DianneN
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@DianneN (84978)
• United States
15 Aug 17
@PatZAnthony Heaven forbid one doesn't have their costume and candy ready months and months ahead of time!!!!!
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@PatZAnthony (12970)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
16 Aug 17
@DianneN It is just silly, isn't it!
• Eugene, Oregon
15 Aug 17
I expect to see them tomorrow now that you have. Brace yourself for Christmas. I did notice some of that at Costco the other day.
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@jstory07 (69745)
• Roseburg, Oregon
15 Aug 17
I did not notice when we went to Costco last week. need to look. What Costco do you go to.
@PatZAnthony (12970)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
15 Aug 17
It can be annoying @JamesHxstatic but it is what is happening here! For a minute we thought we were in the wrong month!
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• Eugene, Oregon
16 Aug 17
@PatZAnthony It is crazy.
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@BelleStarr (39654)
• United States
16 Aug 17
I did notice that all the summer things are discounted but I haven't seen the Halloween items out yet, I am sure they are but I haven't been in the store in a few weeks.
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@PatZAnthony (12970)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
18 Aug 17
The summer items were discounted way too early this year @BelleStarr Wonder what they know that we don't.
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@BelleStarr (39654)
• United States
19 Aug 17
@PatZAnthony lol Yes maybe the fall is coming early!! You are right in the zone of the eclipse, aren't you? Are you hosting hordes of friends and relatives? Our granddaughter is in the eastern part of North Carolina, she will be in the perfect spot if the weather holds out.
@just4him (126889)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
15 Aug 17
Not yet, but I will be shopping before the end of the week, so no doubt I'll have a chance to see if the stores are littered with them.
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@PatZAnthony (12970)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
15 Aug 17
Yes, the items will be there and you can think of me warning you @just4him
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@just4him (126889)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
15 Aug 17
@PatZAnthony Thanks ahead of time.
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@LadyDuck (175667)
• Switzerland
15 Aug 17
Those in the photo are more Autumn decorations than Halloween decorations, we will see them in the stores as soon as the kids are back in school, at the end of this month.
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@PatZAnthony (12970)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
15 Aug 17
They had Halloween candy on the shelves near these items, so we thought of Halloween. Everything is just pushed too soon @LadyDuck
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@LadyDuck (175667)
• Switzerland
16 Aug 17
@PatZAnthony I fully agree, I am sure that at the end of the month, as soon as the kids are back in school, we are going to see Halloween stuff.
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@rebelann (42764)
• El Paso, Texas
15 Aug 17
Did they forget labor day? Cheeeze, it's really gettin bad with retailers milkin holidays. I haven't looked at anything other than food for either the kritters or me so haven't noticed if anything halloweeny is out yet.
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@PatZAnthony (12970)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
15 Aug 17
We will be in a store later today and expect to see more of the same @rebelann It is nice if we can avoid this places and not see any of it!
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@rebelann (42764)
• El Paso, Texas
15 Aug 17
I just got back from Walmart and they haven't got anything about Halloween up yet, thank goodness @PatZAnthony
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@tammys85 (11777)
• United States
15 Aug 17
I've seen it in a few stores, but not many, just the candy. It doesn't bother me though; I'm ready for fall and the Halloween season, but that's just me.
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@PatZAnthony (12970)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
15 Aug 17
It seems like everything is rushed @tammys85 Maybe we should have one week of the year loaded with all of the "holidays" and get it over with!
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@tammys85 (11777)
• United States
16 Aug 17
@PatZAnthony Ah. It never bothers me, but I do know others aren't thrilled with it.
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@much2say (40090)
• United States
15 Aug 17
I noticed that . The Halloween stores usually don't open til the very end of August, but we discovered this year they are already open! Places like Dollar Tree and 99Cent Stores are already stocking the shelves with this stuff. Today we went to a decor shop and I could not believe it was decked out in Halloween galore already. I love Halloween, but I'm not ready for this right now.
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@PatZAnthony (12970)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
15 Aug 17
Wondering if these items are left from the previous year @much2say If not, what do they do with all of that junk at the end of the season?
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@Marty1 (36175)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
15 Aug 17
I hate to admit this but was in a home store on Saturday and bought myself a fancy Christmas tree with the shape of a snowman's head on top of it! It is smaller than the one I owned as the new one is only 6 foot tall and I don't know how talll the old one is but it was big!
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@PatZAnthony (12970)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
18 Aug 17
Wow @Marty1 Will you be putting the tree up now or waiting for December?
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@Marty1 (36175)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
18 Aug 17
@PatZAnthony my sister says I have to wait for putting it up since I wanted to put it up the day I bought it. i have no problem putting it up in August! Do you decorate for Christmas and if so, when do you start?
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@PatZAnthony (12970)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
23 Aug 17
@Marty1 We don't put anything up for any holidays here, but one person in the area covers almost their entire lawn with stuff for every occasion. They have enough out there for all of us!
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• United States
15 Aug 17
The stores had the candy on the shelves last month. I don't fall into the Halloween trap so I can ignore the stuff.
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@PatZAnthony (12970)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
15 Aug 17
We can avoid that mess too @AbbyGreenhill People who do Halloween here know by now nothing will come from our house-
• United States
15 Aug 17
@PatZAnthony 16 Halloweens in the and no kids ever came to our doors.
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@PatZAnthony (12970)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
16 Aug 17
@AbbyGreenhill Everyone who might think about it here will hear dogs barking and keep going!
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• Pamplona, Spain
15 Aug 17
Not at all but I like what I can see there. I would have to make my own to get anything near to what I want.
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@PatZAnthony (12970)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
18 Aug 17
Is Halloween something that is popular where you are @lovinangelsinstead21
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• Pamplona, Spain
18 Aug 17
@PatZAnthony In the North of Navarra Spain. There is a lot of Halloween stuff but none of them really original. I love original things you know something out of the ordinary.
@garymarsh6 (14431)
• United Kingdom
15 Aug 17
We never used to celebrate Halloween when I was young but since there were so many US television programmes they trend has taken off here!
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@PatZAnthony (12970)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
18 Aug 17
Most we know in the USA avoid Halloween, but it does seem such things are in other parts of the world now too.
@garymarsh6 (14431)
• United Kingdom
19 Aug 17
@PatZAnthony They have been going mad over it in France for the past few years.Especially since the next day is a holiday in France. All Saints day!
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@dodo19 (33577)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
15 Aug 17
I haven't noticed any Halloween items on sale yet, but it wouldn't surprise if they were coming soon, if they're not already on sale. End of August and early September seems to early to have Halloween items for sale. It doesn't make too much sense to me, but that's just me.
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@PatZAnthony (12970)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
15 Aug 17
Maybe in Quebec they have more sense and wait a bit before putting these items out @dodo
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@dodo19 (33577)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
15 Aug 17
@PatZAnthony Maybe they do have more sense here Canada. But it'll probably still be up soon after school starts.
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@Blondie2222 (22551)
• United States
15 Aug 17
Yes I've seen this at alot of our stores lately. It's just unreal that they put Halloween stuff out now as we haven't even had labor day yet.
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@PatZAnthony (12970)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
15 Aug 17
Here some on the schools just opened for the year so it seems a rush to me @Blondie2222
@Blondie2222 (22551)
• United States
16 Aug 17
@PatZAnthony yeah i hear ya. Here the schools start sept 6th
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@redurnet (1588)
• United Kingdom
24 Aug 17
I guess it's all about the profits. Making people feel excited ahead of time so that they'll stock up on more than they really need. I love Halloween though, it's my favourite time of year so I don't mind if the stock comes out early. It's when I see the Christmas gift display appear in September that I despair!
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@PatZAnthony (12970)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
26 Aug 17
It does get a little silly @redurnet