WTVM 10/25/12 Editorial: Celebrating Christmas Too Early? - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

WTVM 10/25/12 Editorial: Celebrating Christmas Too Early?

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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

Ok, maybe not yet, but some people are already celebrating and getting ready for what it is a favorite holiday for many folks. It's still two months away, so is it too early to celebrate Christmas?

First off, we think it's never too early for the spirit of giving and unity that comes with it.

On the other hand, commercializing Christmas is getting out of hand, skipping over Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukah and other holidays. It's October! Time to trick or treat, right?

I don't mean to be a grinch, but not all shoppers like seeing Christmas gear and Halloween costumes sharing an aisle.

You're already seeing Christmas TV ads from Target. Plenty of stores, like Wal-Mart and Hobby Lobby and Dollar General already have Christmas decorations up.

Christmas music on your local radio stations is not far behind. Some people love it. Others argue, let's wait until we get closer. It should be the 12 days of Christmas, not the 55 days of Christmas.

We admit, the millions of dollars spent on Christmas and seasonal staff hired are a big boost to the economy...but it wouldn't hurt to be thankful for Thanksgiving first.


General Manager Lee Brantley brings two editorials a week to WTVM. If you would like to respond to an editorial, e-mail your response to WTVM Editorial Committee or write to:

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