Watching down Madison Avenue in Covington (pretend like you’re in your car heading toward Downtown Cincinnati) and before you get to The Madison Theater, there’s a hardware store. At least I think it’s a hardware store as I would hesitate to call it a junk store which it actually looks more like. Anyway, out on the sidewalk—even across the street—you can hear Christmas music being played from the store—traditional Christmas music, religious Christmas music. You can’t escape it.
I may have written about this last year, but last year I didn’t notice this music being piped out to the street this early. Last year, I remember hearing it during the month of December.
What’s my point? Why are merchants always pushing Christmas on us? I mean it’s not even Thanksgiving yet and already “O Holy Night” is being forced on me as I walk down the sidewalk going to the bank.
Maybe it’s the merchants trying to get those Christmas sales started early. So far, nobody that I’ve passed on the sidewalk has wished me a “Merry Christmas” or even a “Happy Thanksgiving” yet. Original people know it’s too damn early to start with this stuff.
I think the government needs to get involved with this. There should be a law stating that Christmas music and department store Christmas decorations or anything pertaining to that holiday should not be allowed until after Thanksgiving. Start it on Black Friday.
When it comes to getting the government involved, I think I’ll start at the top. Obama doesn’t have anything to do right now. I’m emailing him.
(Image from harbourlightmusic.com)