Houston TV Station Flips Over Christmas on Shelves in July

55773137Houston television station KPRC flipped out over Christmas decorations just beginning to show up on shelves there on July 15th. Ironically, they reported this news during a segment on Amazon’s “Prime Day” which is billed as being bigger than Black Friday. Here’s a brief transcript of their shock over seeing Christmas in July:

THEY AIN’T GOT NOTHING ON HOBBY LOBBY. IF YOU NOTICED, THEY HAVE CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS OUT? OUR PRODUCER, FRANK, SNAPPED THIS PICTURE OVER THE WEEKEND AT THE STAFFORD STORE PUTTING OUT THEIR HOLIDAY GARB, AND WOODLANDS HOBBY LOBBY HAD FALL AND CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS OUT BACK ON MAY 29th, SO IT’S STARTING EARLIER THAN EVER.

Memo to the media: it’s not starting earlier than ever. It has ALWAYS been done this way. This isn’t news and it is not anything to be alarmed about. Christmas is coming, yes, but the world is not going to end. Go back covering the elections that do not happen for another 18 months.

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  1. Memo to the media: it’s not starting earlier than ever. It has ALWAYS been done this way. This isn’t news and it is not anything to be alarmed about. Christmas is coming, yes, but the world is not going to end. Go back covering the elections that do not happen for another 18 months.

    Memo to whomever wrote the above: You are totally deluded and a bit of a bore. Anyway, you must have a memory that goes back to what, last year? Oh wait, I’ll bet you’re a know-it-all Millennial. That must be it! My memory goes back a lot further. A lot! And YES, the Christmas Creep began to “creep” in earlier and earlier along about 1985 or so. That’s about the time stores began displaying Christmas merchandise in October, and with each subsequent year/decade the “creep” began earlier and earlier, i.e., October, September, August, July, June – and now we have it in places like Hobby Lobby in mid-May! Autumn started “creeping” too, and the related merchandise is also seen at HL around the same time the Christmas merchandise rears its ugly head! Many TV stations around the country also begin hawking Christmas items in July with their “Christmas in July” segments – all month long. And showing Christmas-themed movies from July 4 through Christmas. This depressing ritual repeats every month until Christmas, by which time I want to toss my TV out the window. In fact, I rarely turn it on from July through Dec. 31, or at least I avoid the channels that just cannot seem to keep cramming Christmas down the throats of everyone. In fact, I now hate, loathe and despise Christmas to the point we don’t even put up a tree! Why? Because we’re tired of seeing them in stores, on TV and everywhere else it seems, at least seven months prior to the holiday itself!!!!

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