Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Pimping Jesus

Tis the season…to pimp Jesus.
Is it just me or does it seem like every year retail promotion of Christmas starts earlier and earlier?

I understand that businesses have to make money and owners will manipulate whatever they have to to make said business successful. And what event can make more money than the start of the school season and regular sale events put together? The birth of Jesus.

I was just in some malls and stores last weekend and they were playing Christmas songs and had decorations all over the place.
For that matter, if you drive down any downtown street you can see holiday decorations just waiting to be lit.

For once, I’d like to get through Halloween before hearing Christmas carols, seeing holiday advertisements and decorations.

What would Jesus say if he were here today?
I know I can’t speak with any type of authority on this, but I think to celebrate His birth, He’d rather we do something priceless like get along, stop the wars, help others…see where I’m going with this?
How does me getting a new pair of boots and a digital camera celebrate the day Christ was born?

Am I thinking too much into this?

Also, are businesses the only ones at fault or are they simply supplying what we as consumers demand?


Diane Haag said...

Janelle, you are absolutely right! I went into the grocery store on Halloween to pick up some last-minute candy and it had been moved to make way for a giant inflatable thing. Seemed to be a little much for me.

Special K said...

You are definitly right. It seems to be getting earlier and earlier every year. By now, Christmas stuff in stores is creeping in by the end of October! I'm not even religious and I am offended!

Anonymous said...

Great post. I noticed the Target ads around Halloween. I saw your blog listed in the Times this morning and wanted to check it out. Keep up the good posting.