Wednesday, August 16, 2006
(Just a quick 'Thank You!' to all who have responded thus far. I'll be posting something else here soon, I hope. Keep 'em coming, please.)
Welcome to Bah! Humbug!
I love Christmas. I love holidays in general. However, would you like to know what I hate with a passion? Doesn't matter; I'm going to tell you anyway.
I HATE IT WHEN RETAILERS TRY TO SHOVE A HOLIDAY DOWN YOUR THROAT MONTHS IN ADVANCE OF SAID HOLIDAY.
Since the most egregious offenders are usually those advertising Christmas-related items, I chose Scrooge's fitting epithet as the blog's name.
This site is dedicated to costing those retailers business, unless they reform their noxious habits.
Every time I see someone advertising a holiday specific item more than four weeks (28 days) in advance of the holiday, I will report it here. Anytime a retailer advertises a holiday prior to the previous major holiday having happened, same thing. For instance, Christmas ads before Thanksgiving.
I welcome you to do the same, by e-mailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org and telling me all about the offensive ad or retailer. I will post all of your submissions here.
My fervent hope is that, when you see someone reported here as having made your holiday a bit less jolly by overemphasizing the commercial aspects, you will boycott that advertiser or retailer.
You may also, of course, come to an advertiser's defense. It is a free country, more-or-less, and I welcome opposing viewpoints.
To begin this exercise, let me point out that it is now August 16th, 2006. And, as pointed out at Universal Hub, the Brooks Pharmacy on Washington Street in Roslindale, Massachusetts, has started hawking Halloween candy. Fie! Fie, I say! And a pox - one incurable by all of the hideous ungents and ointments available in your odious store - upon Brooks Pharmacy!
More as it occurs.
(By the way, I heartily endorse A Charlie Brown Christmas. I chose the graphic not because it represents the worst of the season, but rather the best.)
(Of course, Snoopy's decorating of his doghouse, in order to win a competition, was an excellent example of what I'm trying to stamp out.)
Posted by Suldog at 2:20 PM