“Christmas Creep” commercializes beloved holiday


Morgan Ott, Video Editor

Every year when Halloween rolls around, the Christmas season seems to creep up as well.

Even though it is October, many stores and families are preparing for December and the festivities that come along with it.

It seems that each year Christmas comes earlier and earlier and stores desire to make bigger profits by putting out their decor to get the public to start thinking about the holiday.

The “Christmas Creep” is a real thing that almost every store incorporates into their schedule each year. There are loads of holiday sales and discounts that are constantly thrown in a customer’s face.

While it is beneficial to many customers who use these coupons and discounts, it’s just another sales tactic in order to bring in more profit for stores.

Instead of Christmas just taking place throughout December, it becomes a three-month, drawn-out event.

Stores such as Lowes and Home Depot display their holiday decorations and Christmas trees as early as the end of summertime.

As much as people complain that Christmas comes too early, many of these same individuals are out buying their decorations and Christmas presents earlier and earlier each year.

While Black Friday is supposed to mark the official start of the holiday shopping season, it is apparent that people don’t wait anymore and snatch up their gifts as early as possible.

As time goes on, more and more adults seem to dislike the idea of the Christmas season because of how early it arrives.

‘Tis the season for unnecessary, early preparation for a holiday season that is supposed to be relaxing and spent with family and friends.

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