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POLL: Is it too soon for stores to be selling Christmas decorations?

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A bauble on a Christmas tree.
A bauble on a Christmas tree.

Consumers haven’t yet celebrated Halloween or Thanksgiving, yet Christmas trees, ornaments and lights are already being highlighted at local retail stores.

What do you think. Is it too soon?

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Tracy Simmons is an award winning journalist specializing in religion reporting, digital entrepreneurship and social journalism. In her 15 years on the religion beat, Simmons has tucked a notepad in her pocket and found some of her favorite stories aboard cargo ships in New Jersey, on a police chase in Albuquerque, in dusty Texas church bell towers, on the streets of New York and in tent cities in Haiti.
Simmons has worked as a multimedia journalist for newspapers across New Mexico, Texas and Connecticut. Currently she serves as the executive director of SpokaneFAVS.com, a digital journalism start-up covering religion news and commentary in Spokane, Wash. She is also a Scholarly Assistant Professor at Washington State University.

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4 comments

  1. While I voted “yes,” I do understand that retailers are under enormous pressure, especially in a weak economy, to maximize the hypnotic spend-thrift mindset that annually induces so many consumers to buy-buy-buy in the winter holiday season. Traditional post-Thanksgiving restraint does not pay the bills for any aggressive retailers I’ve ever met. It continues to be up to each of us to decide how much of this insanity we will determine to ignore.

  2. Good point Mark. I noticed the Halloween stores popping up around town. Do Christmas-only stores exist in Spokane, too?

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