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Get your kringle on--

I've been in retail. I know the Christyule season is like the primaries, and they keep scooting the day up to be competitive, and a natural consequence of this is that the trees come out in late September. I can accept that. Part of this is because to get the high-quality Christmas material, you HAVE to order in advance (otherwise, it's out of stock), and if you don't sell it, you have dead stock.

But...but but but...it is COMPLETELY inappropriate for the muzak in the office men's room to cough up "The Holly and the Ivy" before Thanksgiving.

That is all...


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Oct. 9th, 2007 03:44 pm (UTC)
Oct. 9th, 2007 03:45 pm (UTC)
You know, I thought "Christmas in July" was kind of a joke, but it's becoming a looming possibility.
Oct. 9th, 2007 08:59 pm (UTC)
I really have seen Christmas stuff out in stores in July!
Oct. 9th, 2007 04:07 pm (UTC)
My roommate yelled at me once for singing Gaudete in July because I was singing 'Christmas music' But it came up on my ipod!

Wasn't my fault.
Oct. 9th, 2007 04:22 pm (UTC)
Gaudate is Christmas? *looks up Latin translation* Okay, well, that's fair...

Personally, I don't think anyone should be blamed for the songs that get stuck in their heads...unless they pass it on to someone else.

Steeleye Span does a very pretty version of Gaudete, for the record.
Oct. 9th, 2007 04:24 pm (UTC)
Do they? I'll have to hunt it up. I have a Medieval Babe's version and one from Excelsis: A goth christmas. I've always loved singing in Latin though, it was on of my favorite things about the autum/winter choral concerts.
Oct. 9th, 2007 04:38 pm (UTC)
I'll try to get it to you, I may have it at home, but it may be on my Steeleye Span CD that mysteriously vanished...
Oct. 9th, 2007 04:55 pm (UTC)
Might as well mash em all up and celebrate the god of gastric nightmare. Santa butchering turkeys and smearing blood on the doorways of Jewish folk so Jack the Pumpkin King doesn't steal the children and leave coal-flavored candy corn in their stead.
Oct. 9th, 2007 05:00 pm (UTC)
Re: ThankChristoween
You know, everything makes SO much more sense when you put it like that.
Oct. 10th, 2007 02:23 pm (UTC)
Jeebus, one of my bigger pet peeves are Christmas songs sung/played out of season. @_@

The worst part of the whole early Christmas thing is that most places clean up Christmas stuff, stop playing the music, and abruptly stop celebrating Christmas the day after, as if it never existed! I had Christmas at a home once where the tree was taken down quite unceremoniously right after Christmas dinner. O.o Even celebrating Christmas normally, all the hype just gives me some sort of shell-shock once the big day is done. "Thats it?" It gets me every time.

What happened to the 12 days of Christmas? *grumbles*
Oct. 10th, 2007 02:28 pm (UTC)
*nods* Christmas should run at LEAST 'till New Year's, that's only fair. Taking down the tree after dinner? That's terrible! We used to practically go into mourning when the tree came down, and kept it up until mid January when it was starting to become a fire hazard. And not JUST because we're lazy.


One thought I had was a retail holiday called "Pallet Day," held 12-20 days after a major holiday, when all the seasonal stuff was wrapped in ceremonial saran wrap and shipped back to the company, with general rejoicing.
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