Monday, November 5, 2012

Musical Monday - The Way Too Early Christmas Song by Paul & Storm

Every year it seems to get earlier. First the Christmas marketing season crept past Thanksgiving. Now it has swamped Halloween. Before too long Back to School sales will come accompanied by a reminder that you should buy the little tykes stocking stuffers. Eventually Santa Claus will be dressed up in a red, white, and blue star-spangled hat for the 4th of July, and the Easter Bunny will be replaced by a team of reindeer. I don't advocate the song's chosen response of kicking a mall Santa in his North Pole and Decking him in the Halls as he drops, but the Christmas marketing creep is getting ridiculous.

Rebel. Ignore Christmas until after Thanksgiving. And ignore "Black Friday", which is a retailer created frenzy that has no meaning for consumers to begin with. The only reason that the Christmas marketing creep is happening is because people respond to it. If it annoys you like it annoys me, the best thing you can do to make it go away is to ignore it. Retailers are trying to get you to pay attention and buy stuff for Christmas. So if you don't, they'll frantically try harder for a while, but eventually they will give up.

Note: As a bonus, the last portion of this video is an excerpt of the holiday song Christmas Is Interesting by Jonathan Coulton which is sort of a walk through a memory lane made up of a collection of jumbled Christmas stories.

Previous Musical Monday: Rock You Like a Hurricane by The Scorpions
Subsequent Musical Monday: King Kong by Tripod

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