110 Days Till Christmas! Christmas in Phoenix on Labor Day

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110 Days Till Christmas! Christmas in Phoenix on Labor Day

 

Much to our surprise we witnessed the earliest display of Christmas Trees - Ever - on Labor Day 2015!  And I'm not talking just a few trees! They were lined up all the way down the store!  Add to that the isles and isles of holiday decorations.  I'm not ready for Christmas - anything!  As we were checking out the gal talks on and on about the emails we could receive on holidays discounts - woo hoo!  It sure feels like this mega store is pushing the holidays a little too soon (ok way too soon). 

 

I'm guessing most of us feel that way!!  How about you?

Are you ready to start shopping for the holidays?

Please don't mention you're already done with your shopping!!

LOL Merry Christmas on Labor Day!

 

 

110 Days Till Christmas! Christmas in Phoenix on Labor Day

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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Anna,

Definitely too early for that...commerce never sleeps for some companies.  A

Sep 07, 2015 08:31 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Michael Jacobs I'm sure as a retail guy you understand the importance. I just wonder if this is pushing it too far!  It's 100 degrees out today and I didn't see anybody looking at the trees or anything else Christmas.

 

Alexandra - nope! Commerce never sleeps - how exhausting!

Sep 07, 2015 08:38 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Anna --- you're right pushing it much too far.  I remember fielding calls and customer complaints when the Christmas Trim-A-Tree shops went up in October.  

Sep 07, 2015 09:01 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

LOL Michael Jacobs - I remember when they used to come out right after halloween and then just before halloween.  Now before Labor Day - or who knows how long they've been ready for the mass amounts of holiday shoppers!!

Sep 07, 2015 09:09 AM
Kim Johnson
Signature Realty Inc. - Coral Springs, FL
Selling South Florida

Well that explains why there is never any Christmas trees left when we need one after Thanksgiving!!!

Sep 07, 2015 10:09 AM
David Shamansky
US Mortgages - David Shamansky - Highlands Ranch, CO
Creative, Aggressive & 560 FICO - OK, Colorado Mtg

Thats crazy! When I see 110 I am expecting it to be your temperature for the day not thats all we have before Christmas!?!?!?

Sep 07, 2015 10:39 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

That's way too early.  I still have the barbecue glaze stain on my shirt from today

Sep 07, 2015 11:32 AM
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC

Anna

WOW . . . . it's early to have Christmas merchandise out in the retail stores.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Sep 07, 2015 11:36 AM
Thom Abbott
MyMidtownMojo.com |770.713.1505 | Intown Atlanta GA Condo Living - Atlanta, GA
Midtown Atlanta GA Condos For Sale

By the time Christmas arrives...I am so over it it's not funny. 

WE acutally have not put up a tree since I can't tell you when. Goes back to my poor real estate days and not wanting to spend money on a real tree, or affording a fake one. 

Now, I have so many incredible potted plants that have to come INSIDE to make it through the winter, that there is no ROOM for a tree. I did put up one this past Christmas on the Kitchen counter....AND IT IS STILL THERE!  We use it as a night light (while we are up...never left on while sleeping) and now half of the lights are burned out. 

So I guess I'm getting a taste of Christmas everyday...but at least it is MY choice, and not having it thrown at me some 110 days in advance! 

Great post Anna Banana Kruchten 

Sep 07, 2015 11:45 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Anna- I don't even want to hear a Christmas Carol, so no I'm not ready for all of this.  I do however have a friend who usually has all of her Christmas shopping done by the end of July... and that means they're wrapped as well. 

Sep 07, 2015 12:33 PM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Anna-Definitely don't want to think about Christmas but I used to work in retail so I rememmber all too well about the craziness of it but I never had it this early. I know in the local Walmart all the shelves in the garden center are all emptied out in anticipation of all that merchandise coming in. Bet some of is in there already.  Talk about rushing the season

Sep 07, 2015 12:38 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Only 500 days until a new president will be sworn in.  Sadly I'm already sick of the political ads.

Sep 07, 2015 01:02 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Anna, a bit early for me! Wow, quite the display! Enjoy your day!

Sep 07, 2015 09:30 PM
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Anna, with temps in the high 90's, I walked into a store last week only to be greeted by a large Christmas section. Why are we so anxious? 

Sep 08, 2015 02:47 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

You know there are 2 things that are going on in our country right now that I'm not especially fond of.  (1) New political campaigns that begin on the day after an election has just finished. . .and (2) Christmas decorations up for sale before November! 

Sep 08, 2015 03:53 AM
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Anna Banana Kruchten Ugh and double UGH, UGH!!

Not ready even if the stores are getting ready.

Sep 08, 2015 05:02 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Thanks all for stopping by my Christmas on Labor Day Post!  You'd think retailers would 'get' that it's just too darn early to be pulling out all the stops on Holiday Decorations?  I wonder if Hobby Lobby is doing the same thing?  Ugh if they are.  You can bet I'll be noticing who's jumping on the holiday band wagon now when I'm out and about in Phoenix!

Sep 08, 2015 05:26 AM
Rob Thomas
Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954 - Bristol, TN
Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro

Fall and Christmas are my favorite times of the year ....They seem to start earlier every year ...

Have a great night!

Sep 08, 2015 08:18 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Yes, Waaayyy too soon, Anna.  They are selling candy too and we have not even past Halloween yet.  Yikes ... SELL SELL SELL consumerism is out of control.

Sep 09, 2015 11:41 AM
Sussie Sutton
David Tracy Real Estate - Houston, TX
David Tracy Real Estate for Buyers & Sellers

Oh-Veh! I moved into a lease with low ceilings. I need to get another tree that will fit in my home now. If I don't act soon they will all be gone by end of October.

Sep 10, 2015 03:54 AM