I could not believe my eyes! September 19, Dunfermline Scotland, I had taken my mother to Dobbies Garden Centre, a place where you buy bulbs, plants and other gardening accessories. There it was, as you walked through the door, Christmas decorations, Santa Claus figures and artificial Christmas trees! What has happened?
In the UK, the Holiday season / Christmas season starts mid November, in the USA it starts after Black Friday (the day after thanks giving), so why have they started to push Christmas in September?
I know that there something called Christmas creep, a phenomenon in which retailers exploit the commercialism of Christmas.
But what I see is not a creep this is an imposition!
This is really down to the economics of the Holiday season to the decrement of the enjoyment of the holiday season. There have been occasions where Christmas was celebrated in July, during the World War II, and was a campaign designed to gather Christmas cards, letters, and gifts from American families in time to ship them to troops overseas.
If we continue this way , we will have Christmas 365 days per year and in fact we could celebrate Christmas whenever we want to !!
With just under 100 days left until Christmas, I really think it is offensive for the retailers to push Christmas!