Can't take a break from holiday gear

Christmas decoration, treats and gifts are in stores immediately after Halloween. Sometimes even earlier. Is this right?

When should stores start selling Christmas gear?

Before Halloween
Between Halloween and Remembrance Day
In November but after Remembrance Day
Beginning of December
Within two weeks of Christmas Day

Stores have surely crossed a line. The commercialization of every holiday, every day is sickening. While shopping for Halloween gear you will likely come across Christmas decor near the end of October. Then, the day after Halloween, Christmas marketing is in full gear. At department stores employees wear festive shirts early November. Isle after isle after isle: full of Christmas decoration and treats.

November 3 Christmas decor
This picture was taken on November 3rd.

After Christmas we get a break for a few weeks then everything all of a sudden is about Easter. In January! Then after Easter it's end-of-school deals and Canada Day then back-to-school madness then immediately after that it's Halloween again.

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Posted by Debbie:

Christmas items should be mid to late November. If this is about stores selling merchandise, and making a profit, I have to ask - where am I, the customer, going to get more money to shop? I only have $X.XX to spend at Christmas. Just because you have the product out early, doesn't mean I have more money to spend!

Posted by Respect the past as well as the future:

I was raised in a business but we also took the time to respect Remembrance Day. We did not put Christmas shopping before the people who died so that we can have the peaceful country we have today - even 150 years later! Thank those young people who died at Vimy Ridge to make Canada for the future generations. It is only one day for heaven sake!

Posted by Heather:

I agree that stores have to merchandise and make money, but at least wait until Remembrance day is over. Coming from a family of Veterans-- that is all I ask!!!

Posted by Eli:

Yeah that's nice but that's how stores make money. What am I going to do? Hide my merchandize?

Posted by Jilian:

I even saw christmas decor out before halloween was over!!!

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