Starbucks Decides It's Time For Christmas

Starbucks Decides It's Time For Christmas

A reader wrote in on November 3rd to let us know that Starbucks has busted out the holiday-themed coffee paraphernalia. This gives us an idea.

Kmart Launches Christmas Site In July

Kmart Launches Christmas Site In July

You know “Christmas in July?” Kmart does. They sent a mailing out to customers today about their new site, Christmas Lane. It promises “the best deals for Christmas, 5 months early.” To us, that’s more of a threat than a promise.

http://consumerist.com/2008/11/20/need-gift-ideas-curbly-user/

Need gift ideas? Curbly user ModHomeEcTeacher has put together a list of 45 different holiday gift guides from around the web. [Curbly]

Confirmed: Christmas Is Creeping

Confirmed: Christmas Is Creeping

The Chicago Tribune confirms that Christmas is creeping up earlier this year as skittish retailers try to stay ahead of the ever-crescendoing non-recession. Walgreens, Kohls, and Home Depot were all singled out for defying the calendar, but blame also belongs with consumers who fuel seasonal ignorance with their buying choices.

Amazon/Toys R Us Unable to Fulfill Xbox 360 Orders

for the inconvenience we have caused you.

Some folks have asked us if we think this is an engineered shortage on the part of Microsoft. We feel it is safe to say that it is not. (Thanks, J. Nelson!)

Online Ordering Deadlines for Holiday Delivery

Online Ordering Deadlines for Holiday Delivery

DealHack has compiled a very useful index for online Christmas shoppers, showing the absolute deadline to place online orders for them to arrive in time. There is slight variance from store to store, but on the whole you’ll want to order by the 15th if you get standard shipping and by the 22nd for overnight.