Christmas already? Earlier every year.

Discussion in 'Chit-Chat' started by dpkimmel2001, Nov 2, 2017.

  1. dpkimmel2001

    dpkimmel2001 Team Owner

    The first signs I saw were walking into Sam’s Club the beginning of October. Now, everywhere we go, there are signs of Christmas. Don’t get me wrong, I like the holiday season but could we wait just a little longer to get the season started?
     
  2. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    That's what you get for having snow in late October. It's white Christmas time. :D
     
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  3. darlingtonfan

    darlingtonfan Team Owner

    Christmas can't get here soon enough for some retailers.One good thing,I see more retailers not opening on Thanksgiving.
     
  4. BobbyFord

    BobbyFord Resident Gearhead Contributor

    Christmas will eventually be the weekend after Easter.
     
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  5. AndyMarquisLive

    AndyMarquisLive Short Track Fanatic

    They had Christmas sh!t up two months ago here.
     
  6. TexasRaceLady

    TexasRaceLady Admin/TimeOut Monitor Staff Member Contributor

    I refuse to even THINK about Christmas until AFTER Thanksgiving.
     
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  7. sdj

    sdj Just a race fan


    ^^^This^^^
     
  8. mike honcho

    mike honcho Knuckleheads

    and now we having all the Pre Black Friday sales?? All month.
     
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  9. mike honcho

    mike honcho Knuckleheads

    91 here today.:D:D
     
  10. TexasRaceLady

    TexasRaceLady Admin/TimeOut Monitor Staff Member Contributor

    Gotcha beat, mike --- 97* on my front porch this afternoon.
     
  11. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    Highs in the mid 80s, lows in the mid 60s. :D
     
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  12. Bobw

    Bobw Team Owner

    Lowes and HD had their X-mass stuff out in mid Sept.
     
  13. TexasRaceLady

    TexasRaceLady Admin/TimeOut Monitor Staff Member Contributor

    Yeah --- I just turn my head and ignore it --- as best I can.
     
  14. dpkimmel2001

    dpkimmel2001 Team Owner

    What really has me noticing it are all of the car commercials this time of the year. During our local news broadcasts, morning and night, they constantly play holiday themed car commercials. I find myself humming Christmas Carols/Songs uncontrollably. Earworms! :mad:
     
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  15. Bobw

    Bobw Team Owner

    Heard this one the other day....
    LOL

     
  16. AndyMarquisLive

    AndyMarquisLive Short Track Fanatic

    Christmas was on September 23rd.
     
  17. Mopardh9

    Mopardh9 Team Owner

    Local radio station here started playing Christmas music last week.:wacko:
     
  18. jws926

    jws926 Japanse Cars Are The Best

    This year, I am ok with that, my DSLR broke last week so I need a new one.
     
  19. Bobw

    Bobw Team Owner

    IAs my kids grew into adults I became the Grinch. I am no longer a Grinch. I'm as excited as they are!
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    MAGICMILER LAST CALL,SEPT..2017

  21. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner

    I'm not pulling down anything until after Thanksgiving.

    Good lord man.
     
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  22. TexasRaceLady

    TexasRaceLady Admin/TimeOut Monitor Staff Member Contributor

    Same here. No Christmas around my house until after Thanksgiving. Then, game on.
     
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  23. SpeedPagan

    SpeedPagan The iRacing Guru

    Not cold enough to celebrate Yule yet.
     
  24. Clutch

    Clutch Team Owner

    Not cold enough? Do you think us Downunder change the date or something? :idunno: :D
     
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  25. AndyMarquisLive

    AndyMarquisLive Short Track Fanatic

    I'll put my Charlie Brown Christmas Tree up on Thanksgiving.
     
  26. Hotrod

    Hotrod Team Owner

    Since the family is getting more and more scattered, for the first time we decided to celebrate Christmas as
    well on Thanksgiving since everyone will be together then. So come Monday before Thanksgiving ,
    we will be in full decorating mode tree and all in the house. The Matriarch (my mother)gets what she wants!
     
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  27. TexasRaceLady

    TexasRaceLady Admin/TimeOut Monitor Staff Member Contributor

    We tend to celebrate Thanksgiving, or Christmas, whenever we can all get together. It may be a day or two before, or after the actual day.
    Doesn't matter to us --- as long as we get together.
     
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  28. lisa

    lisa Kurt Busch fan

    I bought a 7 ft tree from a friend here. I paid 8 bucks for it in a yard sale. I'm glad I did. Won't have much money to decorate it but ill work my magic and show you all. It'll go up shortly after Thanksgiving.

    PS. I didn't bring any Christmas stuff when I moved in Sept.
     
  29. Hotrod

    Hotrod Team Owner

    That's a good deal!
     
  30. Mopardh9

    Mopardh9 Team Owner

    Two neighbors across the street already have their trees up. I mean dam 2 weeks before Thanksgiving. ..really!! When I was a kid we always bought a tree 2 weeks before Christmas and left it up until New Years.
     
  31. lisa

    lisa Kurt Busch fan

    I am so glad I bought it. I won't be going home this Christmas this year.
     
  32. Brentford

    Brentford Crew Chief

    When I first moved into a place by myself, I put my Christmas stuff up the day after Halloween just because I was happy to finally be able to decorate everything myself. Now, I usually wait till at least a week before Thanksgiving. I did just buy my "tree" today though. I'm going with a different style, wooden wall tree type thing this year. I gave my cat a chance the past couple of years by using your traditional Christmas tree and she can't seem to leave it alone, so I've given up on those.
     
  33. Clutch

    Clutch Team Owner

    My local liquor store had put it's signs up already but at least it ain't you're Happy Holidays crap.

    [​IMG]

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  34. lisa

    lisa Kurt Busch fan

    I am really looking forward to christmas this year. I miss my Jennifer so much. I dont know how I'm going to react next month, probably not well. I already cry now.

    I am still excited to decorate my tree though.
     
  35. Skoalbandit33

    Skoalbandit33 Team Owner

    A few years ago I opted out of the dog and pony show Christmas had become and I have not regretted it. I am really happy for the people that enjoy the traditions, decorating and get together's but after so many years of it I'd had my fill. If I had small children I was responsible for it would be a different matter but I don't so it is Christmas Day my way which looks like a couple of ball games including the Eagles and Cowboys in the evening.
     
  36. Mopardh9

    Mopardh9 Team Owner

    I hear that, i just got married again in July, so this will be our real first Christmas together, so going to get a tree and all...but keep it low key with a few presents, but not going to go crazy with all the family stuff...nice and quiet.
     
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  37. Bobw

    Bobw Team Owner

    I miss when I was a kid and we had a house full of Aunts, Uncles and cousins. Ate dinner in shifts and of course it was a big deal when you left the kids table and were seated with the adults! Most of the Aunts and Uncles are gone now and most of the cousins are scattered all across the country.
    Great times again when my kids were small. But as they grew the ''dog and pony'' show as you said again lost it's luster.
    But now there's the grandkids, twin boys and I have completely lost my mind. I hope to never find it either!
     
  38. Skoalbandit33

    Skoalbandit33 Team Owner

    I am glad that things have worked their way around for you where all the hoopla is an enjoyable time. I really enjoy Thanksgiving and seem to more and more each year as for me there is more time to enjoy others and more space to do it in and places we can go.
     

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