Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Merry Christmas?

While shopping at Whole Foods, I was bombarded with Christmas carols. This means that they are going to be playing Christmas songs at Whole Foods for ONE WHOLE MONTH. I can't take this.

The speakers blared out that they wished me a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I still have more than a month left of THIS YEAR. I mean, isn't that jumping the gun a little? Why don't you wish me a Happy Rest of the Year?

I wonder why we start the Christmas holiday a month beforehand. We don't do this with any other holiday. On January 15, we don't go around saying, "Happy Valentine's Day!"

I'm sure Whole Foods doesn't start playing the Star Spangled Banner and God Bless America on June 5th.

We don't start preparing a month in advance for birthdays or anniversaries.

I'm not ready for the holiday season yet! I just got through Thanksgiving. Can't we have a lull after Thanksgiving?


running42k said...

Very astute observations!

Be thankful you don't work in retail. I was in a shopping mall on Rememberance Day (I think Americans call it Veterans Day) and the lady in the store said that they had been playing Christmas music for the last two weeks. So they get two months of carols. That is horrible.

zerodoll said...

yes, WE don't go around a month early for other holidays, but the second xmas is over, the valentine's stuff is out in the stores.

plue said...

There should be a law against two months of Christmas carols. I do not think that there is enough holiday cheer for that kind of action.