It seems like they put the Christmas stuff out earlier each year, doesn't it? From a business standpoint I can certainly understand the need to get the cash-cow merchandise onto shelves and through the doors as early as possible, but can we at least wait until AFTER Halloween to do it? That still gives everyone 2 whole months to get into full-on holiday mode (not to mention the month, plus of post-holiday clearance sales). Please?
I heard "White Christmas" used in a commercial the other night and nearly screamed. Stop the madness, people.