Is Christmas coming too early?
It’s September, and when we’re out and about, I’m already seeing Christmas cards. Advertisements for Christmas dinner bookings, Christmas events. And as the weeks pass by, I’m seeing this more and more often. From late October, I turn on the radio and hear Christmas songs. Christmas decorations are being sold in shops around early October. Christmas this. Christmas that.
Here’s a video that demonstrates my point:
But as of today (25th September), there are 91 days until Christmas, so why are we going on about it?
Stores are determined to make as much money as they can out of Christmas, which is why they start selling Christmas-related products so early. Harrods open their Christmas section in the middle of summer. If that’s not over-the-top, then I don’t know what is!
There’s a demand for it
Some people like buying Christmas decorations in the middle of September. So, when there’s a large demand, stores usually accommodate it. But, in this case, most people don’t want to even think about buying or putting up Christmas decorations until late November.
So, Christmas is starting to come earlier and earlier. Maybe on December 26th this year, the major brands will start advertising for next Christmas. Seems unlikely, but possible.
What do you think? Do you think that those who are complaining about Christmas coming too early may have wanted a train set and got gloves instead? Comments below!