Christmas is officially 100 days away: Twitter reacts


Christmas is coming, as it always is, but can we at least let fall have its time to shine? It’s not even the autumnal equinox!

The winter holidays, no matter what you celebrate, are looming, but one titan stands over them all in terms of sales, for better or for worse, and that’s Christmas. Today, Sept. 15, means that there are just 100 days until Dec. 25.

Unfortunately, there are places out there, if tweets are any indication, where you can start stocking up on holiday decorations. Now, this is not to shame those who just like the holidays so much that they want to start stocking up in September, or whose budgets mean that they are already shopping for presents. But it is a question as to why the holidays — and Christmas in particular — are apparently not satisfied with just Thanksgiving, but must now try and consume Halloween, too.

As one Twitter user succinctly put it, “Capitalism is the reason Christmas decorations are out in September.” Even though the holiday shopping season currently lasts from Nov. 1 to Dec. 24 for the purposes of tracking sales, that doesn’t mean that companies can’t start raking in those holiday dollars a little earlier than normal.

All the same, though, it feels as though time is being compressed more and more. Christmas in July has already been a thing, and the Pumpkin Spice Latte arrived in August this year. Back to school felt like a passing fancy compared to years previous.

Even so, it’s hard not to get at least a little excited. There’s something to look forward to, and judging by how quickly the year has gone by — and how the news just keeps getting wilder and wilder — a little holiday reprieve might be very welcome.

(We’ll take the cold weather, too. It only makes those PSLs and holiday lattes taste better.)

Here’s how Twitter has been reacting:

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Where do you fall in the holiday debate? Should things ramp up the day after Thanksgiving? Do businesses have it right with the Nov. 1 start date? Or are you happy to enjoy all holidays, no matter when they may be?