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Nooooo! It's still only September! - Helen's journal and online home — LiveJournal
In which an old dog attempts to learn new tricks.
Nooooo! It's still only September!
Photographed in our local Co-op supermarket yesterday.

Christmas is coming!

Current Mood: indescribable horrified

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From: cmcmck Date: September 30th, 2016 03:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
Brugge, when I lived there, had a bylaw which stated that nothing must be up or on display before December the first.

Shame that commonsense doesn't seem to catch on here. :o(
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: September 30th, 2016 04:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
Selling things like cards and gift wrap early makes sense because some people may need to send stuff abroad and prepare presents well in advance, but chocolates?!
del_c From: del_c Date: September 30th, 2016 07:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yes, that's exactly the law I've always said I wanted, nothing up until Dec 1. I don't think stores would even mind, as long as they knew it would be enforced on all the other stores too.
seaivy From: seaivy Date: September 30th, 2016 04:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
if you had Halloween celebrations like we do you could have had pumpkins etc. since the beginning of September : )
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: September 30th, 2016 04:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
We are increasingly getting Halloween thrust upon us, but the Halloween stuff usually comes and goes quickly.
From: kaishin108 Date: September 30th, 2016 09:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
There is not any Xmas stuff out that I have seen but someone else here from the UK is noticing a lot of it too. We just see Pumpkins literally everywhere. I am so over pumpkin everything ;-)
sophielandon From: sophielandon Date: October 1st, 2016 02:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
I have bought two Christmas-related things from catalogs in the last week or so because I'd been wanting them and was afraid they'd be gone if I waited--a box of ornaments and a Venice-related Advent calendar (seems I collect those :-) ).

But nothing from a store display!
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: October 2nd, 2016 08:36 am (UTC) (Link)
I have occasionally bought a present very early because I saw exactly the right thing. It's also true that people who need to spread the cost may start buying non-perishable things a few months in advance, but these organised souls know that Christmas is coming and don't need a poster to tell them!
dinahprincedaly From: dinahprincedaly Date: October 2nd, 2016 05:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's really against all odds that one can really live in the moment. I mean I love Christmas and Christmas things but no. Not before our pumpkins in our accidental pumpkin patch by the driveway turn orange and can we savor the shades of green they turn in the weeks before the orange...
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