on monday i heard my first christmas carols of the season for a teevee ad.
seriously? a week before halloween?
look you asshats. if you're not selling your chiristmas crap as much as usual as christmas because the economy is bad, why not pay your workers enough to buy things instead of pushing them into poverty and then cranking up the christmas shopping so they can buy the socks and underwear and things they need and probably run themselves into debt doing it?
maybe if you paid your workers living wage the could afford to have halloween and thanksgiving AND you'd sell stuff at christmas.
try it and see.