Ugh! Well, it’s official and will be snowballing from now till the first of the year. I saw my first Christmas-themed commercial this morning. I can’t tell you who the sponsor was; I was too busy changing the channel. And a second one just ran … some kind of light that projects Christmas designs all over the front of your house so you don’t have to hang lights or other decorations.
I’d be objecting — loudly — if I thought it would do the least bit of good. But it won’t. Halloween has barely raised its head, with a few ads about costumes, pumpkin patches, and corn mazes. I’ve not seen even a mention of Thanksgiving. But now here comes Christmas.
I grouse about this every year, for all the good it does. I guess it’s just the angry old woman in me coming out again.
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I saw the same commercial PT, and I’m just as annoyed by what it represents as you are. If I understand correctly, those “light blobs” floating over the house are created using something similar to laser pointers and I can’t help but wonder about the “beams” that miss the house and go into the space above it. Do they pose a risk to aircraft flying overhead? And, more importantly, could they cause Santa to come crashing down? OMG!!!
Hmm, I hadn’t thought about that. I have no idea if they are laser lights or not. If they are, their proliferation would be a huge danger to aircraft. And I sure wouldn’t want to be guilty of shooting down Santa, but it’s been decades since I put up any Christmas decorations, so at least I’m in the clear on that point.
When I went to the store this morning, Christmas had already taken over. I guess I should be happy that they weren’t playing the same three Christmas carols over and over like last year … yet, anyway. Bah, humbug!
Give it time. Their music person probably hasn’t shown up yet. (Only 3 songs? Gag!)
One of them was a really jangly version of “Jingle Bells.” I hope never to hear it again. 😕
By the time you get to be my age, you’ve heard them all way too many times. An occasional tasteful instrumental version during Christmas week is okay, but other than that, forget it.
The horrid kitsch is bad enough, but the popular music gags me. Luckily there is The Messiah and other wonderful choral work, which is what I listen to all season long.
Here’s hoping your season hasn’t already begun. I think the day after Thanksgiving is the earliest permissible Christmas celebration.
it seems that all/every religion gets to air their celebrations at some time during the year, with a predominance by the so called christian religion,probably because they’ve got more money than the rest put together, (practicing what they preach undoubtedly???)
Isn’t it about time we atheists had an annual holiday and celebration of our beliefs,of lack of them.
That’d get under their skins, trouble is they’d probably double their advertising budget to try drown us out! 🙁
I suppose we could adopt Seinfeld’s Festivus.
That’s a new one on me who and what is Seinfelds Festiva?
“A festivus for the rest of us.” It was in an episode of the old comedy series, Seinfeld. A secular, non-commercial holiday in lieu of all the Christmas nonsense.
I didn’t watch Seinfeld there was some bloke in it that annoyed me intensely, my son watched it and has all the programs on video. I don’t think he ever watches them though. He doesn’t possess a video player 😀
I was never a fan either but some of the most well-known episodes and scenes became famous on their own.
John The Cook…Can someone please tell me the purpose of mankind ‘s existence on planet Earth;and to what end? WHY are we here?
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Does it matter? You’re here I’m here just make the most of it and when you die become fodder for the worms, keep the cycle turning here’s the song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWXwqEGdWLc
and heres the words, will answer your question
(Wow, I’m glad you provided a translation!)
Somebody has to 😈
I remember seeing ‘Seinfeld’s Festivus”. Very appropriate! Appeals to the Grinch in all of us!
At this point I can’t say for sure if I ever actually saw the Festivus episode or have only seen clips, etc. since then. It’s been a long time …
Most days that I’m at Starbucks this month I’ve worn my witch hat. I get funny looks, but then grins or shrugs when I explain it this way: “Christmas seems to get three months of the freaking year. Halloween oughta have at least one.”
If I find anything turkey related before October’s out, I’ll have it with me all over. I’m tired of being tired of Christmas before December 1st even hits.
And to think we still have 2 weeks to go to Halloween! Bravo on your witch’s hat.
Gads. And now the big concern today is that Starbucks holiday cups are not all red as usual but white with red designs….The world must be coming to an end! (Meanwhile serious news like the showdown in Spain over Catalonia is totally unheard)
Geez. It’s all marketing ( and I hate those house laser lights – first it’s lazy oneupmanship, and second they look boring and stupid with everyone having them for the past 3 years. (Those are already in the stores, too. To catch the early sleighers?)
Click off is good idea. (Sorry so slow responding these day – had to step in to help with dogs and toddler – never enough chaos and crisis around here…)
Starbucks getting slammed again for their cups? So undeserved. Some people just can’t be pleased, no matter what. The holidays are for everyone. And the cups are just cups. No celebration required. Make them solid white (snow?), so customers can draw whatever design they want.
Catalonia? Spain? Who? What? (Just kidding. I’ve actually heard about it, election and all.)
No decorations at my house. Haven’t been for about 20 years. It’s simpler, cheaper, less time and space consuming. No kids, no spouse, no reason. Bah, humbug, etc.
I like the do your own thing on the cups…whatever color…we have to be sensitive and inclusive? HAHA such traps everywhere
(And we have reached the point where we just don’t need any more stuff ’cause you think you have to buy us something – send a check to the animal shelter or something in our name…)
My gift list has shrunk to include only son, DIL, and grandkids.
Holidays should be for the kids! (enough sweaters which are really useful in our climate and knickknacks/future garage sale items)
We adults are all kids. But yes, the focus is on the kids.
Acting like children and being childlike are different, though, right? HAHA