Monday, November 05, 2012

marketing annoyance

Countdown to Christmas?

Seriously, (or would the SNL “Really” approach work better?) would anyone in the US or most other western countries forget Christmas if they were not reminded of it by ads?





Oh my, look George, all those houses being decorated around the town? Is there some event coming?
Oh nuts, I forgot it was Christmas again! A statement I have never heard anyone utter.


We are launching Jesus and need a countdown!

Christmas Countdown - yes we have an app for that! 


(oh I think it happens around the end of December. If you see lots of people counting in the middle of night and watching a lighted ball drop, you missed it.)

31 comments:

CaliforniaGirl500 said...

Hearing this a lot already. It's all over FB.

lisleman said...

I'm not on FB that much and didn't notice people discussing Christmas. It makes sense since everyone before FB would complain that the Christmas went up too early again. thanks

Lisa said...

It has not started in Malaysia, I'm not sure, I have to go to the mall to see, but still Christmas starts early here too. We have the upcoming Diwali next week so that'll go first then full blast Christmas.

lisleman said...

With the different mix of religions in Malaysia I would expect it to be different. I didn't know Christmas was much of big there at all. thanks it's good to learn about places around the world.

Bearman Cartoons said...

I am the first in my neighborhood to have Christmas lights up (day after Thanksgiving) and the first to have them down (New Years Day)

lisleman said...

No problem with that schedule. You just seeing them up days before T-day.

Tami said...

I hate hearing Christmas music before Thanksgiving. I don't even want to think about Christmas until the day after turkey day!

Secret Agent Woman said...

I know it's supposed to bother me that Christmas is so heavily advertised and that it starts so early, but to be truthful, I ignore most of that. I no longer get caught up in the consumerism of it all, don't shop on Black Friday and only do the Christmas traditions I really enjoy.

Vapid Vixen said...

Sadly, I'm the type who needs the reminder. For the last...I don't even know how many years, I've been meaning to buy my parents tickets to this Christmas show that gets sold out every year. I always forget and wait too long. I saw another blogger post something about Christmas, which hadn't even crossed my mind yet. But it was the jog to the memory I needed. I went online to buy their tickets today and already, ALREADY, all the good seats were gone. At least it wasn't already sold out completely.

lisleman said...

I can wait until mid December. thanks

lisleman said...

Good that you don't give into pressure. thanks

lisleman said...

Glad I could help jog your memory. Thanks for browsing by and sharing a comment.

Cheryl P. said...

When I was a kid, I loved the decorations going up in Dec. Now that stores start filling isles with Christmas in September, by the time Dec. rolls around I am tired of it.

Anonymous said...

checking this - disqus not working too well

Jene said...

I think people just like to have countdown clocks for everything. Kind of like checking things off a to-do list? I like writing things down, even if I've already done them, just so I can cross them off a list.

lisleman said...

yes we tire of things such as this election. Good thing we don't elect Santa. thanks

lisleman said...

I'm not a lister. I make mental lists and I like to plan things out but I don't write down a list. I would rather doodle.
thanks

Agnes Pages said...

Christmas used to be so beautiful.

lisleman said...

I think it can still be beautiful but you need to make it simple first.

longhollow said...

You need to jump on Suldog's Thanksgiving Before Christmas campaign!!

GB DB said...

Holidays come in an order, at least according to the calendar. If you cannot remember Christmas, you seriously have something wrong with you.

Pat Fortunato said...

I pretty much hate Christmas mucus, I mean, music. Period. The only album I actually like is Oscar Peterson's Christmas. It's just good jazz.

lisleman said...

Hey you are going to take my excuse away

lisleman said...

Yes maybe I should. I remember your post.

lisleman said...

Christmas mucus - very good.

tracismixedbag said...

I wish Christmas was just as simple as Jesus and family but it's not. Is it bad that I'm already stressed out when I think about it? And I cannot not buy presents. If I buy one, I have to buy for them all. BLEH. Forget Christmas, I'm celebrating November.

Mrs4444 said...

You're funny. It's kind of fun to imagine forgetting it. Thanks for the grin.

lisleman said...

For most of us forgetting it would not be a good sign. Glad to share a smile or a grin.

lisleman said...

I wish I knew what to say about the stress. The best presents are not bought at a store but a gift of your time and love. I know this reads well and if kids are involved it almost impossible for them to understand. I wish you the best. I also wish it was simple.

Jacob Trowbridge said...

"We are launching Jesus" would look wonderful on a bumper sticker. Or maybe as a band name...

lisleman said...

Great for a band name. thanks

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