Do you think there is to much hype about the holidays?

United States
November 16, 2006 11:23am CST
Do you think they put way to much hype into holiday shopping? Have you noticed that it gets worse every year? This year I noticed that 2 weeks BEFORE Halloween they had Christmas things already out and on sale! Same with clothing. Spring and Summer clothes on sale in winter.
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• United States
16 Nov 06
I definitely find it completely ridiculous. For the end of year holidays and most other holiday seasons as well. I like to celebrate the holidays in a meaningful way on the holiday, but it rarely happens that way because of the pressure from so many outside sources. Personally, I much prefer everyday life and it would be nice to see people really putting some effort into kindness and generosity on a daily level rather than all the gifting and decorating and outdoing each other with Christmas lights! I'm not anti-holiday, I just think that as a society we have our values severely misplaced and the whole holiday season is a HUGE flashing indication of that.
• United States
16 Nov 06
I totally agree with your take on everyday life. We as a society should be doing those things DAILY! Its amazing how we think that peer pressure only occurs within the school systems:)
@chebel82 (417)
• United States
16 Nov 06
I completely agree with you every year it just starts earlier then before, and for the past five years I've not been excited about the holidays as I did before cuz of that. I wish they would just wait until the day after thanksgiving like they used to do before.
• United States
16 Nov 06
I used to look forward to the day after Thanksgiving for that reason alone! Always looking forward to what was new for Christmas. And I too have not really been looking forward to the holidays like I used, hopefully someone from retail will see this and make a change? lol I know wishful thinking!:)
@firewife (27)
• United States
18 Nov 06
Yes, I think that we need to get 1 holiday over before the stores start on the next one. I used to work in retail and we would get so sick of the stuff before the holiday even got there.
@blueman (16513)
• India
18 Nov 06
people love holidays thats why all the hype.
@miajane (361)
• United States
18 Nov 06
i think that a lot of holidays have lost their genuine spirit. i'm glad there are other people who know the holidays aren't all about shopping for gifts and geting presents.
@FraYFaN09 (1560)
• United States
18 Nov 06
I think stores defintely put out holiday stuff way early but I don't think u can ever have too much holiday spirit!!
@beverly1 (1129)
• United States
17 Nov 06
yes you right. i know like they are pushing the holidays so pwople go out and buy thing they dont need.
• United States
17 Nov 06
I use to think..it was just terrible when they started christmas shopping after Thanksgiving..but now most stores have christmas items out even befor Halloween..Just think of how brainwashed society has become..everyone is brainwashed into believing you have to buy and buy and buy for every holiday.. IT's no longer about the holiday and what really is taking place ..it's about the purchases and how much gifts you will give and get..Far cry from most of the Christian days all these Holidays originated from+