CVS: 'Tis The Season… In October

CVS: 'Tis The Season… In October

Hey, there’s only one more day till the first of two holidays that no one cares about anymore and 1 month, 25 days till Christmas!

Christmas Creep Is Mutating At Walgreens: "Halloween Trees?" Seriously?

Christmas Creep Is Mutating At Walgreens: "Halloween Trees?" Seriously?

It’s bad enough when people send us pictures of Halloween decorations mixed in with Christmas ones, but a “Halloween Tree”? What the hell is a “Halloween Tree?”

KB Toys: Who Needs Halloween When You Have The "Pre-Holidays" Instead?

KB Toys: Who Needs Halloween When You Have The "Pre-Holidays" Instead?

Reader Meg says that she saw this sign at KB Toys in New Jersey and just had to go back and take a picture. She’s wondering why we can’t have Halloween anymore without mentioning Christmas.

14,431,550 Products Recalled For Lead Contamination Since January

14,431,550 Products Recalled For Lead Contamination Since January

Consumerist’s ongoing lead recall tally has reached 14,431,550 products recalled just for lead in the first 10 months of 2007. October, in addition to increasing our product tally, also saw the debut of two new countries of origin for lead recalls. Welcome, Taiwan and Vietnam!

Many Shoppers Just Aren't Buying Christmas Stuff In October

Many Shoppers Just Aren't Buying Christmas Stuff In October

Apparently a lot of U.S. consumers feel the same way as our readers do about stores putting up Christmas displays before Halloween—that is, they don’t like it. A new survey finds that despite early store displays, 40% of shoppers don’t plan on starting Christmas shopping until after Thanksgiving, an increase of 10% over the previous year.

Stores Know You Don't Like Christmas Marketing In October, But Don't Care

Stores Know You Don't Like Christmas Marketing In October, But Don't Care

A “Christmas Creep” article in the New York Times gathered a bunch of quotes from retailers explaining why they feel the need to start marketing Christmas two holidays in advance. The verdict? They seem to know it irritates you, but they don’t really care.

Walmart Begins Holiday Toy Price War In October

Walmart Begins Holiday Toy Price War In October

It’s October, the new official start to the holiday shopping season. At least according to Walmart. They’re already discounting toys.