Why is they put the X-Mas decorations out the day after Halloween?

@bhchy1 (6052)
United States
September 17, 2006 1:01am CST
Doesn't Thanksgiving count anymore?
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@sedel1027 (17854)
• United States
1 Oct 06
The day after? There are Christmas decorations out now.
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@bhchy1 (6052)
• United States
21 Oct 06
We went shopping for a Halloween costume yesterday and they had more x-mas stuff out than they did Halloween. Unbelievable!
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@sedel1027 (17854)
• United States
22 Oct 06
It is alsmot halloween. I bet they aren't making as much money off of the costumes. I have noticed that as they sell out of Halloween they put more christmas and winter decorations out.
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1 Oct 06
There's no thanksgiving here so that's not a problem, the only issue is they're out right after Haloween, crazy or what!
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@bhbirdie6 (1771)
• United States
21 Oct 06
I just don't think that many people decorate for thanksgiving. Maybe a pumpkin or a special wreath but those are relatively easy to come by. There's just not enough profit in it for the stores.... where as Christmas is incredibly profitable.
@bhchy1 (6052)
• United States
21 Oct 06
I noticed they had it intermixed with the halloween stuff this year..it was all on the same aisle..heck candy had two aisles..go figure that one!
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@mcmomss (2601)
• United States
5 Oct 06
Some places have decorations out already.
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@Jcblu78 (185)
• Canada
5 Oct 06
There have been Christmas decorations out for sale here since the begining of Sept. It wasn't long ago that they would wait till the day after hallowe'en,maybe a year or two ago, but now they don't even wait for that.
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@1alyssa (758)
• United States
28 Sep 06
i do not understand that either i think that is way to early to start decorating for christmas i don't do it until after thanksgiving
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@bhchy1 (6052)
• United States
21 Oct 06
So you start the 13 days on x-mas on Dec 25 and celebrate on Ephiphany? That's what my family tradition is...and the kids get gifts from the "3 wise men"
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@Idlewild (6094)
• United States
20 Nov 06
It's all about the Benjamins ($$$)...Guess they figure they've got the empty space where they just cleared out the Halloween stuff, might as well slip the Christmas merch into that space since it's empty.
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@Foxxee (3653)
• United States
8 Jan 07
We don't put up our Christmas stuff until after Thanksgiving or on the first of December. Then we take it down after New Years.
@caraj444 (1080)
• Canada
27 Nov 06
depends on where you are i guess, in canada our thanksgiving is over by the time halloween rolls around so we start putting our christmas decortations out soon after that, but im not sure why in the states they would skip right over thanksgiving, mayby too many holidays to close together people get sick of putting up and taking down different decorations
• United States
27 Nov 06
i know there are people in our town that does that too, i start putting things up in my house around thanksgiving my tree doesnt go up til the day after thanksgiving then i do my outside.
• United States
27 Nov 06
i know there are people in our town that does that too, i start putting things up in my house around thanksgiving my tree doesnt go up til the day after thanksgiving then i do my outside.
• United States
26 Nov 06
to make money
@tentwo67 (3384)
• United States
26 Nov 06
turkey day - turkey day
It counts, but it's not exactly a huge decorating day. I agree with you, though, that the Christmas stuff comes out earlier every year. I heard someone say the other day that at this rate, "Christmas in July" will be more than just a saying before you know it.
@deebomb (15322)
• United States
20 Nov 06
I belive it is because of profit. but at the same time you waite until closer to christmas to shop thing are moe picked over. Those popular item become more scarce. They want you in the mood early too so you spend more money. It just puts me off.
@sbeauty (5870)
• United States
22 Oct 06
Christmas sells more merchandise!