I was alerted to this little bit of a travesty by a friend through Facebook:
WTF! I mean really!
I know the “shopping season” keeps getting pushed earlier and earlier, but this is bleeding ridiculous! It’s July for Pete’s sake!
It’s bad enough that the season has become entirely commercialized, with all being about the shopping and stuff rather than family and faith. But this just goes too far! I boycotted Target a few years back (I’m over it now), when they ran Christmas ads around Halloween. Now K-Mart is on my shit list, probably permanently for this atrocity.
I won’t even entertain thoughts of Christmas until after Thanksgiving here in the USA (end of November for those that don’t know). One holiday at a time please. I can start to get in the “holiday spirit” at Thanksgiving. There isn’t any major holidays (for us) between Thanksgiving and Christmas, so I can get ramped up for it. But not in July. The Fourth has only just passed, there’s still Labor day, Columbus Day, Halloween, Veteran’s Day (Remembrance Day in Europe), and Thanksgiving to get through. Why on Earth should I be thinking about Christmas now?
Of course, K-Mart is not alone here, as they’ve dragged Sears into it. As they’re one company now, it was unlikely that one would go down this road but not the other. So I guess that both K-Mart and Sears on my shit list. No more shopping there for the fore seeable future. If more people do this, we can try and take back the holidays from the crass commercialism that has usurped them.