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November  11

Screw Thanksgiving

Nobody buys presents for Thanksgiving. Christmas, that's the ticket. Let's just skip to that. ($199 buys you this at K-Mart.)

November 11, 2005 in Seasonal Decorating Violation | Permalink


I don't think they even waited until Halloween this year!

Posted by: Miss Martta | Nov 11, 2005 6:09:07 AM

No - the merchants are way jumpy. They want to collect all your holiday money before the first $500 heating bill comes in and people go bonkers. My last letter to Santa came back "Addressee Unknown." Bah, humbug, to coin a phrase.

Posted by: Conan the Grammarian | Nov 11, 2005 8:18:30 AM

sad but true-looking for that Black Friday boost-

-while some consider those blow ups tacky- i am looking forward to seeing that snow globe on someone's front lawn-(at 199.00 it won't be on mine lol)-

-i do love the season though with all it's faults the underlying meaning (even if it is for some only the red man in a suit)--generosity, hope and "family" (you define that one)-

Tis the season to give-even if it means that free turkey from shoprite to someone who leasts expects it and needs it most. Find the Spirit even if you don't have spirituality-and you might be surprised.

Posted by: cstarling | Nov 11, 2005 8:58:02 AM

yuk--are they kidding? I wouldn't but that thing even if it was $1.99.

Posted by: late | Nov 11, 2005 9:04:36 AM

Costo (Wayne) had holiday decorations by the first week of October!!

I've been designing my holiday cards already. Got to have them ready for mailing the week after Thanksgiving...

Posted by: Jim | Nov 11, 2005 9:09:03 AM

Maybe nobody buys prezzies for Tksgiving but they do buy the giant inflatable turkeys wearing Pilgrim hats. WHich I take to mean that the giant turkey just ate the Pilgrim. Fitting revenge. Those Pilgrims have a lot to answer for.

Posted by: crank | Nov 11, 2005 9:35:05 AM

Costco's got a similar snow globe thingy for $150. Still debating whether or not to REALLY piss off the neighbors by getting it.

:) Ho ho ho.

Posted by: patrick | Nov 11, 2005 9:45:36 AM

This thing makes me smile. I hope my neighbors get one!

Posted by: grme | Nov 11, 2005 9:50:12 AM

I refuse to shop at any place with the word "mart" in its name. ;)

Its so hard to decide if I want to get the big blowup, lighted, holiday display or a lawn jockey. ;)

Posted by: lasermike026 | Nov 11, 2005 10:09:37 AM

I vote for lawn jockey, or how about the guy with the mule? Or the drunk guy hanging on the lamp post.

I don't know the proper names for these um, lawn ornaments. You can, however, see them in all their glory on Notch Road, off Grove in Clifton.

Posted by: sharky | Nov 11, 2005 10:14:52 AM

We were given a wicker flamingo for our home (Barista will know why). I have added antlers and have been covering it with small pink lights. 300 are not enough, need to get another 300, at least. Even though it is not finished, I have it by the front door.

We can't decide what this creature is; reindingo? Flamdeer?

Posted by: kevin Lee Allen | Nov 11, 2005 10:18:42 AM

We want a picture!

Posted by: The Barista | Nov 11, 2005 10:25:58 AM

say with the best Aussie accent (or Elaine from Seinfeld) you can: "The reindingo ate your baby..."

Posted by: Diane | Nov 11, 2005 10:37:35 AM

late it isn't always the product-sometimes it is the meaning-for some snow globes are a slice of silent beauty-sometimes it is a reminder of a silly vacation token that someone thought enough to offer-it is water vaccum of possibility- of nostalgia-of time standing still-or a place never to be visited but to be dreamed about.

Posted by: cstarling | Nov 11, 2005 11:06:34 AM

I concur, x-mas decorations were out before Halloween this year.

With heating prices set to skyrocket, and credit card minimum payments doubling (or doubled already), many consumers will find themselves tapped out in short order.

Retailers know it, and they will do everything in their power to get the sheeple to spend before the big bills hit.

This will not be a good holiday season for many retailers. Likely an even worse holiday season for cash-strapped consumers.

Northern NJ Real Estate Bubble

Posted by: grim nj | Nov 11, 2005 11:53:25 AM

And one accident or sharp stick from a kid renders it $199 down the crapper....

Posted by: jon Bonesteel | Nov 11, 2005 12:01:47 PM

NJ is the Home of Lawn Art!

Posted by: Krys | Nov 11, 2005 12:30:54 PM

Defying a direct order from SANTA?!!! How dare?!!! Haven't these people lived in the New York metro area long enough to know that the shopping season doesn't stary until Santa's sleigh rounds the corner at Herald Square?

Bloody troglodytes.

Posted by: notteham | Nov 11, 2005 12:38:27 PM

cstarling--i have nothing against snow globes--in fact I have a few...but they arent huge and PLASTIC and on my front lawn.

Posted by: late | Nov 11, 2005 1:04:52 PM

Santa is appearing every day at Radio City [Canned] Music Hall. I have it on authority that he takes the 7th Avenue express to work, so he passes right under Herald Square. Time's a wastin'... get out there and spend your Yankee dollahs!

"Deck us all with Boston, Charlie,
Walla Walla, Wash., and Kalamazoo."

Posted by: Conan the Grammarian | Nov 11, 2005 1:06:01 PM

I did see this at Costco. Its huge! It has little snow flakes flying around in it like a real snow globe.

Its quite cute really. (as long as its not on my lawn, of course!!) I think I agree with the masses that the blow ups are quite tacky but for Christmas I might give in a little...

Posted by: girl | Nov 11, 2005 1:07:58 PM

Then there are the projection systems. Has the holiday seasons turned into a pink floyd dark side of moon? aka the big blowup characters and the laser light show. Thats what we are missing! LASERS!

Posted by: lasermike026 | Nov 11, 2005 1:19:28 PM

Did I mention that I really like lasers.

Posted by: lasermike026 | Nov 11, 2005 1:23:26 PM

Then you would like my friend Dave. He runs the lasers for the touring Pink Floyd laser show.

If you want to go next time they're in the area, just say the word.

Posted by: crank | Nov 11, 2005 4:33:48 PM

That thing is really tacky. I would just crack up if I saw that huge snowglobe gracing someone's front lawn.

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