Long holiday season a gift or lump of coal?

  • Article by: JEFF STRICKLER , Star Tribune
  • Updated: November 20, 2012 - 8:30 AM
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MorgNov. 19, 12 8:10 PM

The "official" start of the Holiday season keeps creeping forward further and further. These stores that start putting out Christmas displays on or before halloween make me sick, as do the people who gobble it up. If I walk into a store and see any Christmas or holiday decorations up before halloween I turn around and walk out. I used to make Thanksgiving the cutoff, but that would make it impossible to shop anywhere nowadays. Until we shoppers unite to say "enough, a month of Holiday bombardment is ENOUGH, they will continue to ram it down our throats. I urge anyone sick of two months of "the Holidays" to walk out of any store that puts Christmas before Thanksgiving--but be sure to tell them why. Maybe if their Holiday overkill started to affect their bottom line they'd see the absurdity of Chistmas decorations in October. Please, PLEASE join me!!

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MellersNov. 21, 12 6:55 PM

We are not wholly a Christian Nation. Like the Superbowl, I look forward to this ridiculous season to be over. I respect the true nature of Christians' believe and appreciate the true nature of Christmas (which is Pagan, centered around the winter Solstice) but the "Thanksgiving to December 25" period is over-done, commercial, and superficial. As a non-believer, I'd rather go to church and listen about the genuinely generous side of Jesus than go to the mall.

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arielbenderNov. 29, 1211:06 PM

For whatever reason, I'm just not into it this year at all. The fact that stores has Christmas decorations up in October probably didn't help. But I'd much rather be sitting on my deck in 75 degree weather watching hummingbirds come to my feeders.

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