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The relentless advance of Christmas

By johnboy - 30 September 2010 31

christmas in big w

Jessica Number spotted this in Big W and sent it in.

Are we heading to a future where we just alternate between Easter and Christmas?

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31 Responses to
The relentless advance of Christmas
colourful sydney rac 12:11 pm 30 Sep 10

the best thing is that easter eggs will appear on the shelves on boxing day.

Amanda Hugankis 11:57 am 30 Sep 10

Tooks said :

A Festivus for the restofus.

I read the headline and thought exactly this! “And now for the Airing of Grievances!”. I’ll get on board when BigW starts selling Festivus Poles.

housebound 11:48 am 30 Sep 10

I’m so old. Once upon a time (back when I worked in retail) we used to unpack the Christmas decorations in December.

You could work without tinsel, chocolate and flowers for large parts of the year. Socks, undies and ties just didn’t cut it as worthy of display then (called an ‘end’ at that time), so the dads missed out on all things decorative. But they had real hardware stores that sold real blokey things to blokes only, too.

Aaahhh the good old days.

Woody Mann-Caruso 11:06 am 30 Sep 10

Ha ha ha – soon, you’ll have Halloween and Thanksgiving as mainstream holidays in Australia, and the ‘holiday season’ takeover will be complete. (Well, that and peeps for Easter.)

Bring on the turkey and pecan pie! Pass the cranberry sauce!

Tooks 10:46 am 30 Sep 10

A Festivus for the restofus.

Holden Caulfield 10:44 am 30 Sep 10

…I’ve made a donation to the Human Fund in lieu of a present.

Muttsybignuts 10:40 am 30 Sep 10

busgirl said :

Happy Festivus to us all…

I cant wait for the Airing of Grievances and the Feats of Strength!

M0les 10:27 am 30 Sep 10

Nothing to see here: For several decades, October has started the “Christmas quarter” for retail trade. Most big retailers and department stores start their Christmas campaigns.

It’s more surprising when you get this stuff in July though (Usually happens when “times are tough” and the retaillers have over-estimated prior orders).

p1 10:13 am 30 Sep 10

I don’t start my christmas shopping until festivus is over.

busgirl 9:55 am 30 Sep 10

Happy Festivus to us all…

Inappropriate 9:29 am 30 Sep 10

Myer have had their christmas gear out for some time now…

Grail 9:17 am 30 Sep 10

Eventually we will be living in a perpetual state of Fatheast Mochrival Day.

You too will be able to celebrate at any time with your limited edition chocolate tree wrapped in pink ribbons that comes with a free power drill.

Fiona 8:51 am 30 Sep 10

Who wants to get me that Hello Kitty advent calendar? Ta.

Tooks 8:47 am 30 Sep 10

And yet, I still leave my Christmas shopping to the last minute…

davesact 8:35 am 30 Sep 10

Quite understandable and quite appropriate. As of today there are only 12 weeks and one day until christmas. I for one appreciate the heads up JB so as I can beat the inevitable rush. As if no one is counting down…

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