Sunday, July 1, 2012

The OTHER Holiday...ALREADY?!

I remember the days when they used to put out Christmas stuff the day AFTER Thanksgiving...NOT BEFORE FREAKING FOURTH OF JULY!!!  I can also remember when movies were $1.50 to get in and a canned drink was a quarter, so that tells you that I'm fast becoming an old codger.  I took a deep breath and decided to brave the premature Christmas cheer.
Down the aisle shot of all the glass ornaments.
Nothing says Merry Christmas like a glass DVD remote ornament.  I  scratched my head at this.

How lovely, the true meaning of peace on earth and good will towards men  is  epitomized by  an iPod and 1000.00 bill ornament.  I'm getting teary eyed.

Had to blow this one up a bit...looks suspiciously like my Direct TV remote.  Save the money and tie a string to your remotes and hang them from the tree and you'll always know where they are.

This ranks right up there with the Christmas Pickle, and I do not understand the Christmas Pickle.  I understand this even less.  

You're kidding me, right?  Canned goods?  Where's Alan Funt, this has got to be a joke.   For those not old enough, Alan Funt hosted Candid Camera, possibly the best television show that has ever been.

(Deadpan stare) Fried eggs and sausages?  These ornament designers have jumped the shark.  Again, for those not old enough, 'jumping the shark' is a term that was coined from one of the latter episodes from the series Happy Days when Fonzie jumped a shark on water skis.  It signifies the total running out of ideas and going into the ridiculous.
Tampons...they made tampon ornaments, with applicators. (I think that these are cigars  though, instead of any feminine product, at least I hope!)
Yes, that says 113 degrees.  Hotter than sin but not half as fun.   


Lisa said...

Oh my - at first I thought you were in Hobby Lobby, but if you were - your store has a lot more entertaining ornaments than what I saw at mine Friday evening!!

Mr. Macabre said...

It was indeed Hobby Lobby, my home away from home.
Entertaining or disturbing, I get those two terms confused at times?

ShellHawk said...

You should get people to bomb their Facebook page with protests! Christmas before Halloween is ridiculous. I don't even have a word for Christmas before the Fourth of July!!!

The Favorite Things Guy said...

Much like fiction, market manipulation can be quite fun...I guess. I love Hobby Lobby as well, but THAT'S just plain weird!

Justine's Halloween said...

I was about to ask where you were shopping and then I saw the Hobby Lobby comments. It's way to early for stores to be selling Christmas stuff! I was conflicted enough about the Halloween stuff I saw for sale in June. Half of me was excited and the other half of me was saying "But it's June!" Maybe someone is as obsessed with Christmas as I am with Halloween and will be really pumped when they walk into Hobby Lobby. ;)

Dr. Theda said...

I am NOT going to just "roll over& Die just Yet) There is bound to be a way to alter this "mess"....
There Shall Be Posts....