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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
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DO you think?  Absolutely!

Nov 07, 2015 09:51 PM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
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You bet some of the radio stations are already playing Christmas songs 24/7

Nov 07, 2015 08:23 PM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Uh duh? Christmas stuff out on shelves in September? I think so. I don't want to seriously think about Christmas related stuff until after Halloween and preferably not till after Thanksgiving.

Nov 07, 2015 08:37 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Michael, our Main Street is completely decorated for Christmas. Guess we have to be thankful it was not done before Halloween!

Nov 07, 2015 08:15 PM
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Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

Feel? It's ridiculous and has been for years. I think they are just lazy and put 3 holidays out at once. I can see Halloween and thanksgiving together (autumn stuff) but Christmas needs to be separate. It just doesn't seem exciting,nostalgic, whatever to have a lighted tree next to a wicked witch. 

I think from a retail perspective if they separated them and put in the effort then the customers would have to come back in 3 times instead of just once and there would be a greater change of much more purchasing. But what do I know.

Nov 07, 2015 08:08 PM
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
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It is a bit annoying.  It helps if you avoid the stores.

Nov 07, 2015 07:03 PM
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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
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Good morning Michael. The retail industry is extremely competitive, everyone is looking to do everything humanly possible to make extra sales. Christmas for some starts in July, but personally it doesn't matter to me.

Nov 07, 2015 06:18 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

yes and the push is on because Xmas makes up for all the less than stellar performances prior. This is crucial to staying for the next year this time of year is for many a small business

Nov 07, 2015 11:28 PM
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Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
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They can rush it, I can ignore it. I think it's funny how irate people get over a silly thing.

Nov 07, 2015 09:29 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

It is teh world we live in and it sure will never go back. I dont get burned out, i love Christmas but do tend to avoid malls when they get busy.

Nov 07, 2015 09:13 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
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we need to keep circulating money..... no spending means every business has a tough year...and they start folding.... the earlier the commercializing starts, the more evident that business is badly needed...

Nov 07, 2015 08:43 PM
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Gene Riemenschneider
Home Point Real Estate - Brentwood, CA
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I do feel that way, but I do not let it rush me so it does not bother me that much.  btw I start listening to Christmas Music on Nov 1, because I like it.  

Nov 24, 2015 06:02 AM
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Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
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i like xmas for the young kids and its way too overplayed. however we only have ourselves to thank. if we didnt spend so much, they wouldnt do it

Nov 07, 2015 11:40 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Absolutely, was at Home Depot yesterday and the Christmas displays are huge.   It is a money making Holiday for retail. 

Nov 07, 2015 11:11 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

yes

Nov 07, 2015 10:47 PM
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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
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 Debbie has all our Christmas ready to ship back east to the family.  

Nov 07, 2015 10:33 PM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
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Michael Thornton I think the retail industry is ruining all of the holidays.

Nov 07, 2015 10:29 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Yes, it won't be long before Christmas sales start on July 4th.

Nov 07, 2015 10:12 PM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

Well, some stores sell snowsuits on the hottest days in June and July.  Some stores sell Christmas year round.

It seems that stores are trying to get ahead of the competition by starting earlier.  Even Black Friday is starting earlier each year in the USA.

Nov 07, 2015 09:43 PM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

I was in NYC with my children two weeks ago - Pier One had Halloween decorations on sale, Thanksgiving plates etc, and Christmas decorations and trees - all in one little store! 

Nov 07, 2015 09:06 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
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They always do, and so do most of the people.

Jan 28, 2019 10:52 PM
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John Crosby
Real Property, Inc. - Marblehead, MA

Yes! I saw Christmas items out on the store shelves well before Halloween.  Maybe Christmas should be year round.  

Nov 11, 2015 11:45 PM
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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

I was in Lowes ...it seems like a month ago and they already had all the Christmas stuff out ....I would have to say yes!

Nov 09, 2015 08:46 AM
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Evan Maroulitsas
The Agentcy Real Estate Firm - Sterling Heights, MI
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Yes, and I hate it. 

Nov 09, 2015 06:26 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Michael, I'm with you 100% and then some!  Half way into October some of the malls were already decorating.  I used to work in a retail company and their corporate offices, where I worked, started Christmas music the day after Halloween.

 

It has turned into such a blatant abuse of a holiday to drive sales it is just sickening.  I've complained to a few stores about this.  And then you get the flipside where Starbucks switches to holiday cups, removing all images of the holidays and forbids their store employees from saying Merry Christmas! 

Nov 08, 2015 02:21 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
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I'm used to it. Yes, Christmas decorations are everywhere and I think, it is wise and convenient for those who are good planners:) 

Nov 08, 2015 01:02 PM
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Sandra Graves
Keller Williams Realty - Folsom, CA
Realtor

Yes, it is way too early. I walk right past the Christmas stuff when shopping. I will wait until December to start thinking about it.

Nov 08, 2015 12:51 PM
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Gary Coles (International Referrals)
Venture Realty International - Las Vegas, NV
Latin America Real Estate

Yes !!!!  Absolutely!!! And I hate it.

Nov 08, 2015 11:48 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Michael,

Which is why I like Norsdstrom's, day after Thanksgiving. A

Nov 08, 2015 11:36 AM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I saw artificial Christmas trees up and on display in Walmart in August. My answer to your question is...YES. 

Nov 08, 2015 11:29 AM
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

What about the Soldier who is home now but will be gone for the Holidays.?

Nov 08, 2015 09:26 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Without a doubt

Nov 08, 2015 09:16 AM
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Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
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It misses the meaning of Christmas. It is too commercialized. A handmade gift is worth much more than some expensive bought item. 

Nov 08, 2015 07:15 AM
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Stefan Winter
Real Estate in IL & NV | Owner of Real Estate Web Tech | Daily Vlogger - Las Vegas, NV
Owner - Winter Group & Real Estate Web Tech

Yes, I see christmas tree displays up at every hardware store already, it is crazy.

Nov 08, 2015 07:11 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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Michael Thornton in fact, the same is true for most other holidays! You may see 'Love in the air' for valentine as soon as Christmas and New Year celebration is over.

It's how they attract the customers.

Nov 08, 2015 04:24 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

They start before Halloween. It does not bother me. If There are things I need to buy I buy it then.

Nov 08, 2015 03:31 AM
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Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

I wish the retail industry would not totally eliminate Thanksgiving from it's advertising.

Nov 08, 2015 03:28 AM
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John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
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Michael, yes I am noticing too.

Nov 08, 2015 01:53 AM
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Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner
Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395 - Mission Viejo, CA
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I love it..it can start in September for all I care. I love the lights and the decorations, the music and the happiness. All of it. 

Nov 08, 2015 01:49 AM
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Evelyn M Epperson
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Johns Creek, GA
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Absolutely!  I walked into a store on October 14 and they had Christmas displays out.  Before Halloween & Thanksgiving this is crazy.

Nov 08, 2015 01:46 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

For sure.  The day after Christmas look for the Valentine stuff.

Nov 08, 2015 01:28 AM
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Melissa Jackson
Century 21 Alliance Properties - Azle, TX
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Yes!  Christmas decorations, trees and music.  Way to early in the year.  It's not even exciting nor does it get me in the mood.  

Nov 08, 2015 01:14 AM
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Brigita McKelvie, Associate Broker
Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd. - Lehigh Valley, PA
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Most definitely!  Let's enjoy each holiday during their season.

Nov 08, 2015 12:52 AM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

It's a rush that seems to get earlier and faster every year!

Nov 07, 2015 10:59 PM
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

I'm with Joe Petrowsky the retail industry is extremely competitive and is always looking for an edge. I feel they rush Christmas but I'll buy when I'm ready and have time to enjoy the holiday spirit at the same time!

Nov 07, 2015 09:58 PM