Christmas Is Here... Way Too Early

Six signs that the holiday season has gotten too impatient
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 21, 2010 9:34 AM CST
Holiday Season Arrives Early: Christmas Lights, Decorations, Santas Are Already Here
In this Starpix photo, Sarah Hyman, 5, of Suffern, NY, "high-fives" Santa Claus on the opening night of the "2010 Radio City Christmas Spectacular," Nov. 9, 2010 at Radio City Music Hall in New York.   (AP Photo/Starpix, Dave Allocca)

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas ... even though we're not yet past Thanksgiving. The Week pores through local papers to find six tales of Christmas coming too early this year:

  • It's never too early for eggnog lattes: In Seattle, at least one Starbucks started selling seasonal drinks right after Halloween.
  • It could, however, be too early for Christmas trees: In South Dakota, trees were already being sold this week—will they even make it all the way to Christmas?

  • And really, people will eventually get sick of Christmas music: Especially if, like one Cape Cod radio station is doing, stations start playing it 24/7 even before Thanksgiving.
For the complete list, including early arrival Santas and Christmas lights, click here. (More holiday stories.)

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