A photo of a poster in the window at Nordstrom. Thanks Nordstrom for hopefully starting a new trend. What do you think about "decking the halls" before Halloween?
h/t to Rob Boek on Facebook
Not until Christmas Eve, usually between masses.
Bill Carroll |
October 15, 2011 2:57 PM
I'm troubled by "Happy Thanksgiving" before Halloween. Not too good at keeping holidays apart.
F.Harry Stowe |
October 15, 2011 5:40 PM
I wholeheartedly approve of Nordstrom's move in pushing back on rushing the season. In my opinion, decking the halls anytime before Thanksgiving week is too early. I despise the Christmas-ization of stores starting in September, and go out of my way to buy nothing seasonal from such establishments. Call me stuffy if you like. I remember as a girl going into the stores immediately after Thanksgiving expressly to admire the holiday decorations. It was a sort of high point of the season and I miss it.
October 16, 2011 5:08 PM
Well, in the 1980s when our family was together, we'd go out to a tree farm the weekend before Christmas, cut a tree, and bring it home to decorate. Life with children and the Church Year need a little accommodation to mesh.
A curate at the Church of St. Mary the Virgin in NYC had a large, unruly dog named Emma. He reported that, during a pre-Thanksgiving walk that took them around the corner to Radio City Music Hall, Emma reacted badly to the workmen's putting up Christmas decorations -- barking and growling until she was dragged out of sight. Good dog.
Good for Nordstrom.
Murdoch Matthew |
October 16, 2011 6:11 PM
My rule was always to avoid Christmas shopping until St. Andrew's Day; lights could go up on 1 Advent and the tree, of course, on Christmas Eve.
I saw the first Christmas stuff on display at Target yesterday, though.
C. Wingate |
October 17, 2011 2:37 PM
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