By fml - 02/11/2016 08:45 - Singapore - Singapore
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You think that's bad? My local art store had Christmas decorations in early June.
I work at a craft store that sells stuff for making Christmas cards/decorations/advent calendars etc. and as people like to start early, we already had the first Christmas dedicated aisle up in August. We actually had Christmas stuff up about a month before any Halloween stuff, it was crazy.
I don't think this is okay at all until after Remembrance/Veterans Day
I like how every country seems to have certain ideas about when it's appropriate to start bringing out the christmas stuff. We don't do thanksgiving where I live, but we have St Nicholas (6 december) which is a pretty big deal, so generally stores will have St Nicholas decorations and only start the christmassy stuff after 6 december. Seeing how OP is from Singapore, I wonder if they also have such a "rule".
Having spent a few years working in retail I can confirm this is the most soul destroying part of the run up the Christmas. Because nothing enforces Christmas cheer like playing jingle bells on repeat
Just be thankful they decorate, Here in Oz they don't anymore for the most part because it may offend some prick.