Yep, Christmas in August. Nope, its not some crazy promotion for some charity or sales event. Its a real thing. Scarey huh?
Fortunately, retailers aren't ready to put out all the Christmas stuff just yet ( altho I have heard that some stores are starting to sneak that stuff out!) But they are releasing their Christmas sales strategies now. Like Toys R Us will be price matching things online....walmart will also be doing things to ensure low prices and dropping its $5 layaway fee for the holidays.
They also note tho that some people DO start shopping early...as September for this years gifts. But the Real deals will start to roll out Nov 1st...when a bigger majority starts to do their shopping for the holiday.
I have always liked the Thanksgiving weekend to start mine, but last year, those black friday sales were so messed up and all started thursday nite...just kind of killed the fun of it all for me. I still went out that Friday to start the shopping, but it wasn't quite the same...not as fun. Doesn't sound like its going to change back to the way it was this year tho....bummer.
But then again, Christmas is still 120 days away. So I don't really have to start thinking about it yet....or do I ??