Wednesday, October 26, 2011

I'm sorry............



but I'm just not ready for this!

Are you??

38 comments:

Angie said...

Noooooo!!! :0

Stitched With Prayer said...

No I'm not either. It is EVERYWHERE! What is wrong with these guys???
Hugs....

Carol said...

Noooo! We were in Target on Sunday and there were several aisles of Halloween and then the next aisles were Christmas...YIKES!

Coloradolady said...

No!! Our Hobby Lobby has had all of this out since JULY.....and that was the last time I went there!!! Too early and much too rushed for me!!!!

Britt-Inger said...

Noo! It´s too early. But some shops have started with Christmas in Sweden too.

Willow said...

Count me in. I saw halloween candy in stores in August. They just over do it and when the holiday comes you are tired of it. So sad. Our grocery store has christmas candy mixed in with the halloween ones.

Cyndi said...

I agree....by the time Christmas rolls around, we have been so inundated with decorations and trees that it doesn't even seem special any more (except for celebrating the birth of Jesus!). Our Hobby Lobbby's here have had Christmas stuff out since July! *sigh*

XOXO,

Cyndi

andsewon said...

Oh My!! Wish we had a HL near us!!!! Could wonder thru these lovelies all day!

HOPE said...

Sadly....most are by passing THANKSGIVING...

Has our nation forgotten to be THANKFUL...oh my!

Marydon said...

NO!!! Been on the shelves here since the end of July. Love HL & wish we had one near us.

Have a beautiful day ~
TTFN ~
Hugs,
Marydon

Teresa said...

I don't think it's early to start thinking Christmas (though you have Thanksgiving to live before) but it's definetly too soon to have shops playing jingles and showing Christmas Decor and Gifts.

But since it is for me the minor detail of Christmas it can be around that doesn't bother me too much...

Rhonda at Cobblestone Quilting said...

Our Wal-Mart and Lowe's have had Christmas trees and decorations out for at least a month to six weeks. Thanksgiving is just kind of passed over. Here in my home, we do not put any Christmas decorations out until the 1st of December.

Darlene said...

It's absolutely crazy! Our Hobby Lobby has had it all up since July - ugh!!!!

Jessica said...

it's scary, isn't it?? But, I guess we don't have a choice :) I love the holiday season but it just came too fast this year...

Ric Rac and Polka Dots said...

Our Hobby Lobby has had Christmas up for a long time now too. Well, ready or not, it's here, so I better just try to enjoy it. I haven't even started wandering the Christmas aisles yet, I have to at least wait for Halloween to be over before I can think about it. I do think about making gifts way ahead of time though, but that is out of necessity. I have to admit that I decorate the house for Halloween early September. I just love it so much I want it to be up as long as possible!
Hugs,
Julie

Mary said...

Seems like it comes earlier every year. I sew all the time with the idea it could be used for gifts at Christmas. It is never far from the thoughts!

Wonky Girl said...

Nope, not ready at all!

Pat said...

I'm not ready either! My favorite radio station that I listen to online, 93.1 Easy Listening out of Wildwood Crest, NJ is playing Christmas music all day already - um...its OCTOBER! I thought it was a joke. I have to admit, I do LOVE everything Christmas though :) Merry Christmas friend!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

don't we still have about 5-6 months before Christmas? Oh No! Only 5-6 WEEKS! Eek! I'm behind, as usual.

Kris said...

Are you kidding? I haven't even bought Halloween candy yet!

Although, I don't mind so much the arts & crafts stuff being out so early. I mean, people have to have time to get stuff made, right? It's definitely too early for general merchandise, though!

Sewconsult said...

As slow as I am this year (physically), I need to have started already. Since our daughters are grown and we have no grandchildren, Halloween isn't something we do any more. We go to a relative's for Thanksgiving, so I can get into Christmas most any day now.
Love Christmas music. I turned on my Christmas music the other day to do housework. It lifts my spirits.
Beckie in Brentwood, TN

Heartsdesire said...

I am so not ready for this. Guess I'd better hurry up and finish those Christmas projects I've got started. lol

Dana Gaffney said...

I was in a Marshall's at the beginning of Oct. hoping to find cool Halloween decorations. It was all Christmas, with just a few pumpkins. Sad.

NanaNor's said...

Hi, I'm not ready for it either. Yesterday hubby and I went to Lowe's and I commented to the gal that it was too early for Christmas decorations and she said they've had them since the summer. I'm holding on to fall for as long as I can.
Hugs, Noreen

Sherryl said...

Just looking at those pictures made me hyperventilate a little!
sunshdws@yahoo.com

Denise :) said...

Hahaha! I'm not ready for the actual season, but I have been creating for it ... making all those Christmas-sy knick-knacks and whatnots for Sunday School teachers and teachers, and exchange gifts and whatever takes TIME! I like that it's out there and I can get B-U-S-Y! :)

Michelle said...

I know!! We're not even through Halloween yet. And my most favorite holiday, Thanksgiving, gets totally ignored!

Nanci said...

Omg. it is definitely too early for any Christmas stuff. Imgaine if it came out the 10th of December. Everyone would grab it all up as it is the season!
Just read about the iron info. How did you pick your Rowenta? It is the most expensive right? I have a Black and Decker, about 30.00 and it's great for everything. like you I do spritz.

sunny said...

NO! That is just not right.

Rebecca said...

OK...here's my honest, HONEST TAKE...

Because I'm in the retail business I'm always thinking way ahead of time about the holidays, especially Christmas. As a maker of product I must be able to get my hands on some things in order to fashion what I sell. If the stores don't sell some things early enough (Christmas garland, ornaments to paint, fabric etc.) then I can't get the stuff I need in order to create what I sell. As a one-man-show if Christmas stuff comes out too late then I'm hosed. My only other option is to purchase in July at the wholesale market and then I'm faced with large minimums. I also know that in-home holiday designers need to get their hands on product early as well... It's hard to find a balance!!!!

I do draw the line on Christmas music being played too early (I better not hear it until AFTER Thanksgiving) and just this morning I saw Christmas wreaths outside a large shopping center! PLA-LEEEZE! Irritated me for sure! That was OVER THE TOP!

Hugs~Rebecca

Ivory Spring said...

No, absolutely not! I do miss having a Hobby Lobby nearby. We don't have a Hobby Lobby in our area.

Dirt Road Quilter said...

Two thumbs down! I look forward to Autumn and I don't appreciate having to look through the Christmas decorations to find it! I avoid Hobby Lobby if at all possible at this time of year. If I have to go in, I just avoid that corner of the store. I love Christmas, but Christmas in July is a bit much.

xinex said...

I can't even think of Christmas this year. I am just too excited about welcoming 3 granddaughters all due in December...Christine

Entertaining Women said...

My only consolation is that Hobby Lobby puts Christmas on sale almost before Halloween is over. I agree though...it's all a bit overwhelming...almost unseemly. Cherry Kay

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Believe it or not, I think I am! LOL! I want to get things done ahead of time this year, and we are inching closer and closer. Last year I was so late getting my shopping done that I wore myself out. This year, I plan to savor Christmas. So I think I'm ready. I think. LOL!

XO,

Sheila

QuiltSue said...

I actually went out and bought a modern sort of art Christmas Tree yesterday, which I can't wait to put up.

My sister always puts all her decs up by mid-October, and they stay up till about the end of Feb!

Heather said...

no way. wait till after Halloween please.

Carrie P. said...

NO!!!!