It’s the most wonderful time of the year

It’s getting close to Halloween, so that means time for the Christmas commercials to come out; of course, I had seen ads for music a few weeks ago, but in the stores, you see the signs – an ornament here, a figurine there; but they weren’t advertising their wares for sale. That is, until tonight when I just saw an ad for Lowe’s Christmas selection.

Of course, nothing beat the local pharmacy who would bring out their ornament collection for sale sometime in the summer and held a Christmas Open House in October. Other stores in the area begin their Christmas season around this time – the most notable is a regional chain of farm supply stores (really, it’s a place you can get just about everything from TVs to bread to pelleted horse feed, and even high-visibility clothing up to size 4X) who send out a catalog to every household in the area to tout the fact that their special toy section (it’s just the lawn and garden area with a sign proclaiming “Toyland”) is opening at 7 am on the second Saturday of October.

So, here’s to two months of increasing caroling songs and the excitement of overdone consumerism. 🙂

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