It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Xmas, But It’s Still Too Early For Me

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Went to Old Town over the weekend thinking I’d find at least one shop window display for Thanksgiving. Silly me! I learned in college business classes that most retailers make most of their money in the last quarter of the year. Thanksgiving is not when people spend their money. In fact, the day after Thanksgiving is the biggest Christmas shopping day of the year.

So I didn’t find any Thanksgiving shop window displays. Christmas windows are already up. Regardless of the reality, I will not post any of the seriously Christmasy windows until December 1 at the earliest. This one indicates winter but I’m holding back the ones with Xmas tree or Santa. We now return to our regularly scheduled fall programming.

6 Responses to It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Xmas, But It’s Still Too Early For Me

  1. Olivier says:

    Les belles vitrines et decorations de noel commencent, cela sent bon la fete.
    Il y a souvent de superbes vitrines qui vont rever.

    The beautiful Christmas windows and decorations start, that smells the festival good. There are often superb windows which will dream.

  2. krisz says:

    i havent seen a “thanksgiving” window display yet, do show us when you see one

  3. Kate says:

    This looks like a quaint building with upscale merchandise. Old Town must be a charming place.

  4. passante says:

    I hate how Christmas begins earlier and earlier every year. The Christmas tree and decorations were already up when I passed through pentagon City Mall to go to the Metro on Friday, and goodness knows how long they’ve been there. By the time Christmas comes I am so sick of Christmas Carols I could scream. Sometimes I think Scrooge had it right to begin with. Bah humbug!

    (Now let’s see how many people leave scolding comments and recommend attitude adjustment therapy!)

  5. passante says:

    Kate, it is a charming place, but see those adorable brick sidewalks? They’re badly maintained and very uneven, as are the metal grilles they use to surround trees (and presumably discourage dog droppings). I tripped on a particularly bad one Saturday and pitched straight forward on my chin, cutting it , biting my tongue, and breaking a tooth. So if you’re ever visiting there, watch your step!

  6. Curly says:

    I have to agree Marie, the commercialisation of Christmas is rapidly overtaking other events, you see it before Thanksgiving. We were seeing it before Guy Fawkes Night!

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