Michael was wandering a midwestern Sears when he saw it: a small, bright forest in the seasonal section. A shimmering flame-retardant mirage beyond the flimsy plastic appliances. Yes, his local Sears has already put up their Christmas tree display.
Martha sent along this small, but festive photo that she took at Value Drugs. Sure, most kids aren’t even back in school yet, but someone somewhere is waaaay ahead of schedule and already shopping for Christmas stockings. We’re not sure who that person is, but evidently they shop at Value Drugs.
Christmas Creep strikes again, more than four months out from the holiday itself. And this time, it’s maw is gaping so wide, it seems to have swallowed up other upcoming holidays almost completely. Alexander spotted this display at his local Dollar Tree in Michigan earlier this week, noting: “Funny enough, they already had more Christmas decorations for sale than Halloween. Christmas Creep man… crazy…”
Sure, it’s not glittery Christmas trees or holly-laden wreaths, but two readers shopping in warehouse clubs were still surprised to see the earliest signs of Christmas creep. At Sam’s Club and a Costco in greater Washington, D.C., the festive holiday ribbons have started to appear.
It’s July 23. Have you begun your holiday shopping yet? According to a new survey, it’s likely that more than 1 out of every 8 of you is answering yes to that question.