08.28.2011 02:05 PM

At Costco now



This is so wrong.


  1. Chamberlain says:

    From the other side of the world, coming to a landfill near you.

  2. MCBellecourt says:

    AGREED. I used to work in a shopping mall, Mr. K., and would think it too early for this crap when they pulled it out the day after Hallowe’en. And, doesn’t it seem that the displays get tackier and tackier every year?

    I feel for the people that have to work there.

    Christmas has turned into a corporate greed cesspool. Other than making a nice dinner for my elderly mom and my kids and grandkid, I don’t bother with it anymore.

  3. Steve T says:

    Ah, but when will they sell the aluminum pole, and the guidebook on Feats Of Strength and the Airing of Grievances?

    • Shaun says:

      Not any time soon, I would hope. Festivus, as its most ardent followers know it to be, is a very anti-commercial celebration.

  4. allegra fortissima says:

    One of my favourite – where else do you pay $$ and have your picture taken just for the privilege to spend your money in their store? Farmed Russian Caviar for a lousy $229.99… Join the Club!

  5. smelter rat says:

    Jesus H Christ…i was pissed because the Halloween stuff is out at my local Stupidstore.

    • MCBellecourt says:

      I can handle Hallowe’en. Unlike Christmas, I know I’ll actually have FUN at Hallowe’en handing out the candy and laughing at the costumes. As I am a live-in caregiver, unpaid, Christmas just means more work on top of an already-full workday, and an acute reminder of the financial sacrifice I had to make in order to keep Mom healthy and happy.

      It shouldn’t be like that, but Christmas has become increasingly irrelevent in this screwed-up me-me-me world and I have already put the rest of the family on notice that it’s their turn. Me? I’m taking a break.

      • Chris says:

        Good for you – your needs are just as important as Mom’s – you need to keep yourself healthy and happy so you can care for her.

        You are doing a nice thing. Take advantage of any and all homecare/respite care that is available to you.

  6. SF Thomas says:

    Makes me think of an old Charlie Brown episode where they had the Christmas decorations out on Easter.

  7. sharonapple88 says:

    It’s a miracle, it’s Christmas in August. 😉

  8. WDM says:

    Happy Festivus, one and all!

  9. Ted (not the other one) says:

    Surely this is why Jesus died on the cross. Hey, are the butterball turkeys in too?

  10. frmr disgruntled Con, now Liberal says:

    Bah! Humbug!…..methinks Scrooge was right after all…….

  11. I thought the rule was Hallowe’en stuff comes out BEFORE Christmas stuff.

  12. chris says:

    What I like to do with my family (three kids 9,7 and 3 year old) is not have a commercial Christmas. Each present has to be personally made. It could be a song, poem, drawings, something carved out of wood, anything to take Christmas away from corporate greed and give it back to the family.

    • MCBellecourt says:

      I like that. Sounds good. It sounds…

      …peaceful. Like it should be. High five there, Chris–and pass that on to your family! 🙂

    • The Doctor says:

      I know that some families have changed it to where the family as a whole, or each member, selects a charity to donate to, in lieu of gifts. I’m a big fan of that idea, though I know it’s a much tougher sell when you’ve got young kids. As you get older, a lot of the gifts you get are lame or unnecessary anyway (gee, thanks for the socks). I’ve been trying to get our family out of the gift exchange thing, but it can be a tough sell.

      • Wannabeapiper says:

        Community Centre 55, in the Beach, has an amazing Share A Christmas Program. Your kids would love it. If you happen to be in the area give them a call 416 691 1113-Warren Kinsella will give it a reference I think. The program is perfect for your family and the kids can help make toy deliveries to the door of the recipients.

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