By Jeff Westover
(Author bias: I've worked in retailing for 32 years. I also manage 30+ Christmas websites, which likely exposes my full pro-Christmas bias. But on this piece I lay claim to a purely American and capitalistic stance: if I can sell ice to eskimos, I will. I'm in favor of Christmas merchandise in stores year round, the more the merrier).
The Consumerist.com, an online off-shoot of Consumer Reports,... [Read More