Earlier every Year

It seems that earlier every year the Christmas decorations start to appear in stores, lights go up on houses and Christmas music plays on the radio and in stores.

I am already seeing ads and notifications for Holiday events as early as this weekend.

Life Size Toy Soldier, Nutcracker, Holiday DecorationsEven tonight when I was out walking I passed by a pharmacy and saw stuffed Santa figures at the end caps of the closest aisles.

Christmas Tree, Holiday Inn, Heathrow Airport, Christmas, HolidaysI have even seen a few Christmas trees up in stores and they have started to sell them.

Christmas Tracker, Days till Christmas, SnowmanI haven’t seen anyone yet with a countdown clock in their yard like this, but it will only be a matter of time.

Christmas Ornaments, California Warning, Early ChristmasAs I write this post I am also thinking of an even earlier time this year when I saw Christmas decorations for sale.

When we went on our California Cracker Barrel Road Trip in early September we found that Christmas ornaments and merchandise were already out for sale in the Country Store portion of the restaurant.

I had planned on taking an overall picture of the Christmas items for sale, but instead focused on the Warning sign.

Many ornament products can expose you to chemicals including phthalates and Lead known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.

We have similar warning signs to these all over the place in California.

OK, my mind wandered a bit, but the point is that the commercialization of Christmas is coming earlier and earlier every year.

Santa Hat, Christmas Time, DecemberIs it too early to start wearing the Santa hat?



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