I kid you not; some retailers are already putting out Christmas decorations. K-Mart stores are starting to put out their displays and are already featuring Christmas on their website (see screen shot).
I understand that retailers are hurting because of the economic downturn, but this is just . . . stupid. I can’t think of anything more intelligent than that. It’s stupid. Really, really, really stupid.
It’s insulting too. Christmas is supposed to be a serious, religious holiday. Christmas isn’t about the economy, or business, or profit, or presents. It’s about Our Lord Jesus Christ. If you don’t buy into the religious importance of the holiday, that’s fine. You can ignore it without making an all-year mockery of it.