Thursday, October 23, 2008

An Open Letter To:

Mall Management across this great nation---
 
As a former retail employee I understand the importance of making the most from the holiday shopping season. Yes, I am aware that there are only 63 days left until Christmas. This, on the other hand, does NOT make it "ok" for you to trim your trees with boughs of holly prior to hosting a costume contest for the little ghosts and goblins. I understand you can get confused, after all, the jolly fellow dressed in red & white could be confused for a wayward contestant. Never fear, for I am here to clarify. He is just a fill in for the man at the North Pole who is very aware that the main event is just 63 days away.  
 
I've compromised and given you permission to drive mall employees everywhere nuts for 2 months worth of Muzak's greatest holiday hits. Now please, just give us back October.
 
Kind Regards,
 
Barefootbird
Committee member to leave the 'Fa La Las' until after 'Trick or Treat'
 
 


13 comments:

Lisa said...

SERIOUSLY!

Couldn't have said it better myself.

Online shopping - 1, mall shopping - 0.

Vineyard Vogue said...

Couldn't have said it better myself! They need to slooooow down! I loooove Christmas, but its reserved for a special time of year! That's what makes it so special!

Tanya said...

I completely agree! I love to see store windows decorated for the holidays and have lovely memories of my parents taking me to see the windows of the old-school department stores in DC and Baltimore, and even NY when wed make our annual trip...but I think Christmas (or any December holiday) decorations should be unveiled the day AFTER Thanksgiving!

Nordstrom still does it right.

Lindsey said...

AGREED!!! You said it sister!

Liz said...

While I do agree that Christmas decor shouldn't go up just yet, I must admit I love that I can start shopping online for decorations (especially ornaments) already!

ROXY said...

I totally agree. I was at the mall the other day and thought WTF? I was told by one of the ladies that they've had their decorations out for three weeks already!! Ridiculous!

Sweet Simplicity said...

I completely agree!!

adozeneggs said...

Having worked in malls for a huge part of my previous career, couldn't have said it better myself. I hate that Christmas stuff goes up before Halloween. Ridiculous!

Lauren said...

Good grief. I love the holidays, but if they start Christmas this early I am going to be over it by Thanksgiving.

KtP said...

Could not agree more! Im enjoying my pumpkins and mums on my front porch and have no desire to hang up the Christmas lights quite yet.

Milltini said...

HAHA! I couldn't agree with you more. And tell the freaking radio stations its a little pre-mature to be breaking out the Christmas muzak this early as well!

Piper Jacquelyn said...

I work for Clinique and must say that it IS ridiculous! We've had our little Xmas tree and garlands up for almost 2 weeks now. Yikes!

The Mrs. said...

That is just plain wrong!!!