Another thing that amazes me is how much "christmas" has leaked into everything else...
They have "Christmas Lights" and decorations for:
4th of July, Easter, Halloween, Thanksgiving, etc.
Every year I am amazed at hom much shelf space/$$ are wasted on this junk. We have an older couple on our block that changes the lights on their house at all times of the year. Their house is different almost EVERY month of the year!
January - Giant inflatable Upright for Football Playoffs / SuperBowl
February - Valentine's Decorations/lights (red)
March - St. Pat's decoration and green lights
April - Eastern decoration and lights (yellow, blue, green)
May - Memorial Day Yellow Ribbon on every tree
June - Giant 6ft inlatable TC the Bear for the Twins
July - 4th of July decoration and red/white/blue lights
August - Usually the only month it doesn't change, stays USA 4th of July
September - Giant 6ft Inflatable Viking and Ship (Skol Vikings) Purple/Yellow lights
October - Halloween Decoration and orange lights
November - Thanksgiving decoration and lights (red/yellow/orange)
December - Christmas lights/decorations
Half the time I wonder where they dig up all thes decorations and lights, but I guees the "Holiday Decorative business" has gone from just Christmas to a year round effort now...