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Christmas Creep?

Discussion in 'Christmas Controversy & Opinion' started by Christmasplease, Oct 26, 2017.



  1. Christmasplease

    Christmasplease Ornament Craftsman MMC Lifer MMC Donor Santa's Elf Christmas Talk Alum

    I SOOOOO AGREE!
     
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  2. Christmasplease

    Christmasplease Ornament Craftsman MMC Lifer MMC Donor Santa's Elf Christmas Talk Alum

    I’m ready for 2019 Christmas Creep!
     
  3. Bradmac

    Bradmac It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year! MMC Lifer

    Me, too! Let the creeping commence!
     
  4. Storeytime

    Storeytime Santa's Sleigh Designer MMC Lifer Santa's Elf Christmas Crew

    I'm ready today, bring it on!
     
  5. Art the Bookworm

    Art the Bookworm Mistletoe Hanger Merry Forums Member

    I need to go to Hobby Lobby and see the Christmas stuff. I hear they have things up already. I'm needing a little Christmas, NOW!
     
  6. Christmasplease

    Christmasplease Ornament Craftsman MMC Lifer MMC Donor Santa's Elf Christmas Talk Alum

    Tapping my fingers...
     
  7. Nash

    Nash Elf Supervisor MMC Lifer Christmas Talk Alum

    I dont think its just a "Christmas Creep" its everything , Christmas, Valentines,Halloween, Back to School etc etc if it helps lower income families spread the cost of a certain item(s) then whats wrong eh , those that moan done have to buy anything till they want , but then they normally are the ones moaning come Christmas eve that they havent got half their things and the shps are to busy
     
  8. KimB

    KimB Merry Forums Elf, 2nd Class Merry Forums Member MMC Premiere Member

    I think if they waited until after Thanksgiving or just before Thanksgiving, people wouldn't get things done in time. I've hosted Christmas parties the first week in December so I needed to be prepared before Thanksgiving.

    I live in Florida and saw some Christmas decorations getting put out last week!
     
  9. ponytramp

    ponytramp Sugar Cookie Tester Merry Forums Member

    As was stated earlier. Let the creeping commence. All great points made here.

    Hobby Lobby started putting things out in July, which was great. I was in Lowes the other day and they had stuff up too. Love it! :D
     
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  10. SnowflakeMom

    SnowflakeMom Dang Near Santa Himself MMC Lifer

    Dollar General has their stuff out too!
     
  11. Christmasplease

    Christmasplease Ornament Craftsman MMC Lifer MMC Donor Santa's Elf Christmas Talk Alum

    It’s really getting going here!! :)
     
  12. Dudley

    Dudley Mistletoeologist Merry Forums Member MMC Premiere Member

    How can you possibly plan your Christmas decorating if nothing is available until Thanksgiving?!? The wife and I start thinking and planning in July.
     
  13. Christmasplease

    Christmasplease Ornament Craftsman MMC Lifer MMC Donor Santa's Elf Christmas Talk Alum

    Love it!!!!
     
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  14. SolidSnake84

    SolidSnake84 Twinkle Light Checker Merry Forums Member

    This is the best time of the year now. EVERYWHERE has Christmas stuff out. Wal-Mart, Michaels, Lowes, Home Depot, etc.

    I know many people hate the "Christmas Creep", but it just makes me so happy. The way i look at it, i only have to go about 4 months every year where i can't see Christmas stuff anywhere. I live only a few miles away from a Hobby Lobby, and my favorite thing to do each new year is start "stalking" the Hobby Lobby and waiting for Christmas stuff to come out. This is usually about the last week of April - 1st week in May. And once i can see that stuff again, it helps me not to miss Christmas so bad!
     
  15. ponytramp

    ponytramp Sugar Cookie Tester Merry Forums Member

    Wow. Lucky you! The Hobby Lobby closest to me starts putting their stuff out in July. Maybe June at the earliest.

    :jump
     
  16. Dudley

    Dudley Mistletoeologist Merry Forums Member MMC Premiere Member

    Seems like our Hobby Lobby always has some Christmas out, but starting July 5th is when they start getting Christmas heavy with the trees, etc.
     
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  17. Contented

    Contented Sugar Cookie Tester MMC Lifer Christmas Talk Alum

    I went there the other day and picked up some beautiful new ornaments for some wreaths I'm making.I was happy just wondering around the store for a good spell just looking and looking.-sing-
     
  18. ponytramp

    ponytramp Sugar Cookie Tester Merry Forums Member

    I know everyone here will like this article! :rubhead

    Putting Up Christmas Decorations Early Can Make You Happier: Study
    September 16, 2019
    Categories:
    Christmas

    (ALT 105.3) - While hearing Christmas music too early in the season might be bad for your mental health, decorating for the holiday early apparently does the opposite.

    The Journal of Environmental Psychology notes that not only does having decorations up earlier make you seem friendlier to outsiders, it can also help you recall feelings of happiness & nostalgia assoicated with Christmas.

    https://t.co/RwF5epgyis

    — Heart (@thisisheart) September 16, 2019
    Those in the study, referenced here by Science Direct, thought that those with decorated homes would be more sociable than those whose homes were not decorated.

    The appearance of the decorations had the people living in the homes perceived as more open and the house more lived in.

    Psychologists also found that those putting up decorations early are making up for past neglect of the holiday and are aiming to compensate for those times.

    https://t.co/6CRLlBPMnC

    — Sevenoaks Chronicle (@7OaksChronicle) September 15, 2019
    Go ahead & put up those decorations if you'd like. Even if it's before Halloween.
     
  19. Dudley

    Dudley Mistletoeologist Merry Forums Member MMC Premiere Member

    Blah, blah, blah and blah, blah, blah. Can't the reason just be "we like it" without a bunch of psycho babble?
     
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  20. ponytramp

    ponytramp Sugar Cookie Tester Merry Forums Member

    Amen to that!
    :snow:
     
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