Last tuesday I went into Toys R Us looking for some Littlest Pet Shop toys like any other grown man and I was taken aback by the amount of Halloween stuff they already had out on display. Then I turned the corner and made this horrific discovery. A Christmas display set up in late August. August. AUGUST.
Now don't get me wrong, I love me some Christmas. It's definitely my favorite time of the year. I'm even cool with Christmas stuff going up before Thanksgiving. Lets face it, other than Turkey and Football Thanksgiving doesn't really have a lot going on for it anymore. Once you're done stuffing Halloween candy down your gullet you're already thinking about Christmas anyway.
In closing, put your Christmas stuff up in November. Putting Christmas stuff up in August is like putting out back to school displays in June. It's way to early and borders on depressing.