When did we start celebrating Christmas in October?
I cannot believe some store actually have Christmas decorations up before Halloween!
We started celebrating it in October when the economy slows down. The worse it is, the earlier the retailers begin their Christmas season in hopes of drawing more business and income into their stores. If one retailer does, other would be foolish not to because of the revenue they will miss.
I hate it too!
Stores start celebrating Christmas to advertise and sell their products, not people.
I actually did some research on this because when I was young the day after Thanksgiving marked the start of the Christmas Season. It seems that in countries that don't have Thanksgiving that some earlier dates are common.
In the US however the tradition has been and still is for most people, to start after Thanksgiving. Commercialism however requires a theme for sales etc. It seems that most stores don't make a lot of profit on Thanksgiving so right after Halloween they move into the Christmas preparations as that is their most profitable season. Some large department stores go into Christmas mode right after the "Back to School" season.
So while most people do not move into the Christmas festivities until after Thanksgiving big business starts priming us in hopes of increased sales in October and some as early as September.
Personally I think it drags the 'season' out and makes it less special to those who only think of it from the "Commercial" viewpoint. And is offensive to those who are involved spiritually.
In fact, we are celebrating season round before the actual date. It makes it more interesting and lesser crowd when comes to shopping. I love it that way so we do not have to be in the 'mad rush' to buy gifts.
by johnwindbell5 years ago
How would you feel about celebrating Christmas every other year ?
by Victoria4 years ago
How will you be celebrating Christmas this year?
by Rod Marsden6 years ago
What is your way of celebrating Christmas? What gives you the most fun at Christmas?I live in Australia so how I celebrate Christmas is a bit different from say a New Yorker. This is not the time of year to go sun...
by Blurter of Indiscretions5 years ago
How far in advance should we publish our hubs related to Christmas?
by apricotmousse8 years ago
What is the true essence of celebrating Christmas?
by Jason Lim6 years ago
So much woe has befallen the world this year. Australia had nearly half their country flooded, Thailand has their own floor problems going on, and the Phillippines just got hit by a fatal torrent of flood waters. Add to...
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners.
Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc.
HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.