Houston 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.