Contact Us

Are we Pushing Holidays Too Soon? [Poll]

These days I wouldn’t be totally surprised if I started seeing Easter candy for sale right about now. It seems like everything gets pushed up more and more every year.

I can remember shopping at a major mass merchandiser over the summer and seeing back to school stuff out in July. I mean hey, sure it can’t hurt to get a jump on things, but if I’m 15 and out shopping during the middle of my summer vacation, I don’t really want to be reminded that school exists, especially if it’s still not rolling around for another 6 weeks or so. Around August, the Halloween candy started sneaking in there.

It wasn’t too long after that when I started seeing Christmas decorations sloooooowly starting to show up here and there. Now look, I’m no Grinch, but if it’s still 75 degrees out, I’m really not thinking about whether I want a fresh or artificial tree this year.

Now I get the whole psychology of it…make consumers feel like something is right around the corner, time is running out, you better hurry and get what you need or it’ll be too late! And people will spend money. And, in our current economic situation, we definitely want money to circulate.

But why rush life?

I remember being in college and my mother told me that time goes by faster and faster as you get older…that was about 12 years ago…case in point.

But that being said, why rush through the year? Let’s enjoy the seasons while we’re in them. Summer never lasts long enough. You blink and it’s Halloween. By the time you’re polishing off the Thanksgiving leftovers you’re already planning Hanukkah or Christmas dinner.

So I say let’s relax and enjoy. Sure give us like a month to do our season appropriate shopping, but let’s not fly right through the year.

What do you think, has promoting holidays early spiraled out of control?

 

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wobm.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on 92.7 WOBM quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on 92.7 WOBM quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!