Yep, I said it. Christmas in England has been sneaking up for the past few weeks. I know back in the states stores aren’t afraid of putting out the good cheer around this time, but it’s getting out of control over here.
First, Christmas candy at the grocery store; second, holiday lights going up in town; third, I have listened to Mariah, Bieber and Wham Christmas songs sprinkled in normal rotation on the radio. Fourth, and most alarming, I saw my first Christmas news blip on BBC this morning.
The anchor was at some “Dream Toy” shop showcasing what are to be this year’s big Christmas gifts, “Predictions for top Christmas toys according to retailers.”
I have an obsession with listening to Christmas music year-round when stressed, and I am addicted to Christmas lights — this early seasonal cheer is not an unwelcomed surprise. However, I think I figured out why Christmas has popped up. Halloween is not as huge in the UK as it is in the US, we don’t get Thanksgiving, so what’s stopping
retailers people from saying we need a little Christmas right this very instant?
It wouldn’t be the Christmas shopping season if the stores were any less hooter than they – HOTTER than they are.