WTVM 10/18/13 Editorial: Christmas comes too early

WTVM 10/18/13 Editorial: Christmas comes too early

(WTVM) - It's only October, but some might say it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

It's still two months away, so is it too early to celebrate some people's favorite holiday?

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

On the other hand, commercializing Christmas is getting out of hand skipping over Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukah and other holidays. It's not even time to trick or treat yet!

We don't want to be a grinch, but not all shoppers like seeing Christmas gear on the same aisle as Halloween costumes and candy.

You're already seeing Christmas TV ads and plenty of stores have had Christmas decorations up since September!

Now, for the first time ever, Macy's will open on Thanksgiving night!

This might sound crazy, but Christmas music on your local radio stations will likely start in a couple of weeks.

Some people love it. Others argue, let's wait until we get a little closer to Christmas.

It used to be the 12 days of Christmas, not the 12 weeks of Christmas!

We admit, the millions of dollars spent on Christmas and tens-of-thousands of seasonal staff hired are a much-needed boost to the economy, but it wouldn't hurt to focus on being thankful for Thanksgiving first.

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