Wednesday, October 12, 2005

If they start any earlier, we can do our Christmas shopping in shorts and tank tops

Yes, there can be too much of a good thing.

Even for someone who loves the Christmas season, this is just ridiculous.

Starting on Monday evening of this week - that's October 10th, Columbus Day, for chrissakes - and up until now, I can count 4 different Christmas/holiday-themed adverts that have run during prime-time TV hours.

Come on, TV network guys, the weather has just started to turn cool this week. People are still wearing sandals. Halloween is over 2 weeks away.

Oh wait, I get it. Whereas it used to be that Thanksgiving was the official starting bell for the Christmas season, I guess it will now be Halloween. Come November 1, it'll be wall-to-wall winter wonderlands and jingling bells on ads for everything from Depends ("For when you've had one eggnog too many and have a long drive home") to Cialis ("C'mere and trim this tree, baby!").

3 Comments:

Blogger The ramblings of a shoe fiend said...

I feel your pain... no I feel a bit more... I've been writing radio jingles, direct mailers, posters and tv commercials for christmas since... JULY. sob

6:39 AM  
Blogger Ideamani said...

Olinda !
You have been tagged !! Check out this link - http://www.ideamani.com/2005/10/i-got-tagged.html

6:08 PM  
Blogger Olinda said...

ROASF, your comment brings to mind that song from Love Is All Around Us song from Love Actually.

It warms my heart to know that a good South Indian girl is writing Christmas copy for consumption by Her Majesty's Subjects...

Brava!

9:02 PM  

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