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Old 07-26-2010, 06:45 PM
99rangerbob 99rangerbob is offline
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OK ill be the first to admit im getting to be a grumpy old curmudgeon, amd things irritate me sometimes more than they should but this kind of irked me and id like your opinions on this and perhaps you could even do what im going to do.....

I walked into two seperate "Cracker Barrel" restaurants this weekend in two different states and found Christmas trees and a whole large display of christmas merchandise for sale. While im not a fan of christmas, I certainly understand that this is a retail holiday in which retailers make perhaps their biggest chunk of change for the year, and having christmas displays is a necessity. I do however think that the holiday season should start AFTER THANKSGIVING!!!!! These corporate retailer leaches also had haloween stuff and thanksgiving stuff out for sale

Today , the manager came up to me while I was eating and asked me if i was enjoying my meal and my visit to the cracker barrel and without skipping a beat I said to him that perhaps there should be a roaring fire in the fireplace despite that its almost 90 degrees outand the end of July.. the manager looked bewildered and i then said it would go along real nice with the holiday spirit of the christmas tree and the holiday stuff they were hawking in the front of the store.
The manager replied that its corporates decision and they have to have this stuff on display as corporate has made this decision and its beyond the stores control.
First off am I wrong in my sentiments about the holidays and the merchandising starting WAY to early and how do you all feel about this?
How about we all send an email to cracker barrel ( www.crackerbarrel.com) and tell them enough already!! have your holiday merchandise in the holiday season!!
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Old 07-26-2010, 06:54 PM
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Obviously if you went to two of them in one weekend you know the food is awesome! Who gives a shiz about the store. You go there for the food PERIOD.
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Old 07-26-2010, 07:08 PM
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I would mess with them and tell them I'm incredibly offended by this commercialization of the birth of christ and go on and on about how terrible it is.

I haven't been church in 11 years....
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Old 07-26-2010, 07:12 PM
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Christ, it's not even August yet, and they're already selling Christmas stuff? That sux.
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Old 07-26-2010, 07:15 PM
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yes i cant stand when stores start selling holiday stuff months before the actual holiday. when i worked at jc penny the christmas stuff was out right after halloween. but never have i heard of christmas stuff being sold in july! lol thats ridick
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Old 07-26-2010, 07:15 PM
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It's all part of the Christmas in July gimick
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Old 07-26-2010, 07:40 PM
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perhaps you should calm down and focus on keeping those pesky neighborhood kids off your lawn...
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Old 07-27-2010, 01:55 AM
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It is annoying when the put the stuff out 6 months in advance.

Seems that last 8 years it gets further and further out. By 2013 it will never be put up.
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Old 07-27-2010, 02:08 AM
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Seems that last 8 years it gets further and further out. By 2013 it will never be put up.
No, because the world is going to end in 2012.


That being said, I wonder if they sell it year round? As for the OP, you are getting pissed about something that shouldnt have any effect on you. You into knitting? If not, you gonna email a yard store to make them sell tools too so you have a reason to go in there instead of it just making you mad everytime you drive by? If all you have to worry about is cracker barrel selling christmas stuff, then your life must be pretty damn good.
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Old 07-27-2010, 02:22 AM
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I don't know about the states, but sometime around june or july, there's some kind of camper's xmas thing here. Crazy old folks decorating their trailers lol


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Old 07-27-2010, 02:26 AM
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No, because the world is going to end in 2012.


That being said, I wonder if they sell it year round? As for the OP, you are getting pissed about something that shouldnt have any effect on you. You into knitting? If not, you gonna email a yard store to make them sell tools too so you have a reason to go in there instead of it just making you mad everytime you drive by? If all you have to worry about is cracker barrel selling christmas stuff, then your life must be pretty damn good.
If I really belived that the worldwas ending in 2012 I would agree with ya.

However it is another Y2K gimick.
Soon You will see companies offering rides to space. So when the world ends you wont be here.
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Old 07-27-2010, 02:44 AM
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If I really belived that the worldwas ending in 2012 I would agree with ya.

However it is another Y2K gimick.
Soon You will see companies offering rides to space. So when the world ends you wont be here.
If I really believed the world was going to end in 2012, I would be offended by your non believing attitude. And I will surely be taking a ride to space when they are more affordable...Probably going to be like $5,000+ for the first 5-10 years.
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Old 07-27-2010, 04:07 AM
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yeah that really bothers me too. i went to the local grocery store the other day to buy a new pair of $7 sandals but they had put them all away for the summer. ITS JULY!! they already have winter boots and coats out. it pisses me off
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Old 07-27-2010, 04:12 AM
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yeah that really bothers me too. i went to the local grocery store the other day to buy a new pair of $7 sandals but they had put them all away for the summer. ITS JULY!! they already have winter boots and coats out. it pisses me off
Now thats different....That right there is BS and whoever in charge of marketing should be slapped in the face.
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Old 07-27-2010, 04:39 AM
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Honestly, things like this don't bother me too much. Yup it's stupid, but, then, I also have the opportunity to hunt deals long before I need the stuff. Christmas and Halloween are a huge part of my household. This year I finally have a yard, which I intend to turn into a graveyard. I absolutely love doing this sort of crap, and it's fun for all of us. So, if the deals are good when they sell the stuff in July... I say sell on.

That being said, I am also Christian and I don't like the commercialism put into Christmas. It's become either something to be persecuted (by those that think Christmas has nothing to do with God, or shouldn't, or shouldn't exist, take yer pick) or it's become a holiday that's ONLY about getting stuff. I like a good gift as much as the next man, but, as long as I can spend some nice time with my family, I could care less about gifts. Besides, the food is always better! LOL
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