No sooner did CreditCards.com publish a survey showing that millions of Americans have started their Christmas shopping than the media exploded with complaints of Christmas creep.
In New Jersey a radio station made no attempt at journalistic integrity — they just posted every negative comment they could find from an informal poll on their Facebook page. Apparently NOBODY in New Jersey likes to see or hear about Christmas in September.
In Tampa the media declares “the Christmas creep has started — whether we like it or not”.
In Pennsylvania they noted the milestone of September 15th and the fact that marked 100 days until Christmas…but that Christmas Creep is coming, so you better watch out. (Is this getting ridiculous or what?)
In New York Christmas creep is so bad they just tell the story in pictures. They posted a grand total of two images.
TIME magazine won’t even call it Christmas creep anymore — they call it “Holiday creep” because, doggone it, they aren’t going to contribute to the madness that is “Christmas”.
But not every media outlet is covering Christmas creep this year the same way.
CNBC’s own headline told everyone to “stop complaining about Christmas creep” because many shoppers actually like Christmas shopping early.
In British Columbia a university is actually campaigning to explain Christmas creep and the many myths behind it. They say it is nothing new and that claims Christmas “comes earlier and earlier” are just false.
And in Florida, a television station reports that customers have been asking when the Christmas stuff was going to be put out.
Christmas creep is as false as the war on Christmas. It doesn’t exist. There is nothing new about Christmas in the marketplace months before Christmas. It has been well documented that from July forward Christmas has a strong presence in stores.
No doubt that it grates on the nerves of some people but the vast sentiment against Christmas is a media manufactured controversy.