Santa’s coming soon, but how soon is ‘too soon’?

    Most of us would agree that jingle bell time is a swell time, but do we need a little Christmas right this very minute? You tell us: When is the right time to start holiday marketing?

     

    Most of us would agree that jingle bell time is a swell time, but do we need a little Christmas right this very minute?

     

    Tell us in the comments below.

    Christmas displays went up in some area stores as early as Nov. 1. (Out with the pumpkins, in with the fir trees!) Some big-box hardware stores had strings of lights and artifical trees for sale even before Halloween.

    Is this a little too soon? Most of us haven’t even planned a Thankgiving Day menu by then, let alone moved around furniture to accommodate a Christmas tree. The folks who don’t celebrate Christmas might suffer doubly.

    On the other hand, the early birds among us may love the selection and variety. Maybe the holiday cheer is just what some folks need to survive the end of summer. Which side are you on?

    Benjamin Franklin famously said that New Jersey, situated between New York City and Philadelphia, was like a keg tapped at both ends. November, situated between Halloween and Christmas, is sharing the same fate. Are you prepared to say goodbye to November?

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