No C Before T!

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  1. DeathStar1

    DeathStar1 Producer

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    Well, that was my foray into trying to create a catchy slogan for a mini- campaign [​IMG].
    I was listening to the radio today, and one of the DJ's was talking about his holiday shopping excursion, with Christmas music going on in the background. Short version, he complained to the cashier, and apparently he wasn't the only one who did so that day.
    It then balooned into a 5 minute or so conversation of how stores are getting things out as early as October. Well, I'm going to do my part to show stores that most of us don't really care for the early pushing of Christmas. Hence the, "No C before T" campaign [​IMG]. It's short for, No Christmas before Thanksgiving, basically us telling the stores when we want to see the Christmas stuff pop up [​IMG].
    This is an early image I've worked up in the past 10 minutes. If enough people find this campaign worthwhile, since I'm sure employees of stores are sick of it too, maby we can get something going here..
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    It may be a little too late for the campaign this year, but next year when stores start putting up trees in October, it might be a bit more usefull [​IMG]...
     
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    When I read the thread title, I wondered for a moment if you were talking about a basic rule of courtship. :b
     
  3. Clinton McClure

    Clinton McClure Casual Enthusiast
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    Bah humbug!
     
  4. JayV

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    Neil, I agree with you completely and I love your Grinch poster.

    But Andrew's comment almost made me do a spit-take with my coffee. Funny.

    -j
     
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    UHM.. Thanksgiving was a month ago!!
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    Brent
    The guy that spells potatoe different like!
     
  6. DeathStar1

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    >I agree with you completely and I love your Grinch poster. >
    Heh, if anyone has any ideas to liven it up a bit, before I set it loose on the public, ideas appreciated [​IMG]
     
  7. Jason Quillen

    Jason Quillen Supporting Actor

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    I've worked in a furniture store the past few summers, and every July we start getting the 100's of boxes of artificial trees in, along with everything else Christmas related. Usually, these items are priced and on display by mid-October. Of course, as Christmas gets closer and closer more and more stuff gets put out, but thats beside the point.
    Thanksgiving gets ignored by stores and malls, etc, because it doesnt move merchandise. Stores would rather get XMas merchandise out early and start selling it before their competitor then wait until Thanksgiving has come and gone. And part of selling XMas merchandise is putting people in the right frame of mind - i.e. music, decorations, Mall Santa's (yep, the mall Santa is out already here in DE). And as it is right now theres only what, like, 40 some days until XMas? Theres just not enough time. And if there was no XMas stuff before Thanksgiving then black Friday would be a mess for most stores!
    XMas is a big time for stores to make money, so as long as they're making money off XMas they're gonna keep trying to push it earlier and earlier. And since theres big money to be made, I dont see the practice changing much [​IMG]
    JQ
     
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    I'd like to see Christmas merchandise in June if possible. :shrug:
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  9. KeithH

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    O.K., let's see.
    Assumption #1: Stores are in business to make money.
    Assumption #2: Christmas and Hanukkah represent the biggest shopping holidays of the year.
    Assumption #3: Many people like to start, and even finish, their Christmas or Hanukkah shopping early.
    Assumption #4: Thanksgiving is not a major gift-giving holiday and is not celebrated as fervently as Christmas or Hanukkah.
    I think these are all good assumptions. As a result, it makes sense for stores to get started on Christmas and Hanukkah early. [​IMG]
     
  10. Patrick Sun

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    Whatever happens, do not let this "rule" into the book of "rules" w/r/t relationships/courting!
     
  11. Bill Harada

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    There's a house down the block from us that has had their tree up for a week now! Even my two young kids (8 and 5) thought that was hilarious.
     
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    Neil, that's a fun and good idea. I little locally owned gift store here had some problems this year because all the big places like K-Mart and Target started their Christmas displays so early. The little gift store had barely gotten their Halloween stuff up on the shelves, but in order to not lose a lot of the Christmas sales to the Big Ones, they had to put the Christmas stuff up... I guess that's why everyone does it. [​IMG]
    /Mike
     

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