The Best of Christmas Sitcoms
My Top Ten list would not be complete without:
All in the Family - Christmas at the Bunkers
Andy Griffith Christmas episode
Dick Van Dyke Christmas episode
Mary Tyler Moore 1st Christmas episode...
Remember when Black Friday was on Friday?
Imagine what will happen if the stores are allowed to stay open all night Christmas Eve until lunch time on Christmas Day! This year, more than 50,000 restaurants, bars, convenience stores and...
My Dog Sam
Dear Abby, I too was picked on when I was a child and I too turned to our dog Queenie. She always gave me love and she always listened. Bless you.
Yeah Hobby Lobby has had stuff out since June. Still cool though.
Walmart did not have any Christmas stuff, nor scarcely any Halloween stuff out last night. I imagine that by this weekend most of the Halloween stuff will be out because you can see it on top of the ailes waiting.
The department store Harrods in London opened it's Christmas shop all fully stocked and ready to go on August 5th! I can't wait to go see it but I'm waiting till at least October 1st because that's the day that Selfridges (another top UK dept store) opens it's christmas shop.
I think most others will probably be the beginning of October over here.
Items for decorating and crafts go out on shelves long before the gift items do.
Lights and outdoor decorations should be going out any time now. Given the touchy economy, we may see stores put those items out even earlier so that folks see it, and have an extra payday or two to purchase those items before they start focusing solely on gifts. Decorations that don't sell either have to be stored for a year or sold at a huge discount and merchants may be trying to avoid that.
To those counting the days Christmas may seem far away, but go through it again and count the number of paydays between now and then and you get an idea of what retailers are up against.