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Christmas is coming

December 22nd, 2011 at 02:36 pm

Remember the line in "Miracle on 34th Street" when they talk about commercialism...and Peanuts had the same thought.

Well, when these movies were written, Christmas wasn't as commercial as it is now.

I remember as a kid, right around Thanksgiving, Santa would ride a Norelco razor down a snow covered hill, and I knew Christmas was coming. The stores didn't rush Christmas by putting things out in June, and maybe I didn't hear the retailers guilting people into shopping to help the economy.

Nowdays it appears the stores are putting Christmas items out in the summer...even candy. I am thinking how "fresh" those chocolates can be if they are sitting on store shelves in July and August. I know chocolate has a decent shelf life, but...that means they made the stuff even earlier.

And, of course, Chia has to bring out their pets. I'm not trying to make a poltiical statement, but is there anyone else out there who thinks a Chia Obama is a bit crass? What next, a Chia Lincoln, complete with beard?

It's always exciting to receive the first Christmas card and then go to the mailbox and see who else we get cards from.

The church services with the lighting of the Advent candles also tell me Christmas is coming as well. And I like the cards and candles a whole lot better than the Chia pets and months old candy.

I wonder how Scrooge would react to this commercialism.

3 Responses to “Christmas is coming”

  1. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    I was a bit of stick in the mud kid. I always thought it was dangerous for that cartoon Santa to ride down a hill on an electric razor! It bothered me. Ha-ha....Another TV Christmas thing in some parts of the country was this little white magic puppet that had a TV show. I can't remember his name. (Snowball? Sparkle?) He was sponsored in my area by department store I had never been in, though I had seen their mechanized display of the puppet in their second story window. We kids just loved it, and I wished I could go to the in-store Winter Wonderland display that was shown on TV. But I'm sure the TV program must have only been in December.

  2. snafu Says:

    It's up to us adults to create Christmas that has meaning and pleasure. Surely we are mature enough to slough off the nonsense of retailers and TV make-believe to enjoy family, friends, holidays, and helping a family who are struggling and in need of generosity.

  3. rob62521 Says:

    Joan, did you see they have a new Norelco Santa commercial. I saw it for the first time last night. And this razor looks even more dangerous! LOL

    Snafu, you are exactly right!

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