All holidays! All the time!

I’m going caroling at the pool, dressing up and going trick-or-treating for Labor Day and baking pumpkin pie in April. From the people who bring you Back to School sales in June – this is worse.
clipped from online.wsj.com

‘Twas 147 Shopping Days Before Christmas …

Rocked by Slump, Retailers Get Jump on Santa; ‘Let’s Get Past Halloween,’ a Shopper Laments

It’s the time of year when Dad’s mowing the lawn, Mom’s packing up a picnic, and the kids are splashing in the pool. Yep, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

Toys “R” Us Inc. decided to market its summertime Christmas discounts with an image of Santa lounging on the beach in sunglasses. Sears.com and Kmart.com used a vintage, snowy street scene accompanied by offers of free shipping.

One person who is a little nonplused by the explosion in July Christmas sales is Mr. Barnes, the Texas songwriter with a band called Brave Combo who wrote “Christmas in July.”

“I wrote it to say that when people are focused on making money, nothing is sacred,” he says. “Of course, it was mainly intended to be amusing.”

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