The recent unseasonably warm weather may have forced you to keep your t-shirts and shorts out for a few more weeks, but a tsunami of holly and mistletoe is headed our way.
If it seems Christmas has been slammed down your throat earlier and earlier each year with holiday commercials during October football games and Christmas-themed drinks coming to your favorite coffee shops before daylight saving time even kicks in -- you're probably right.
Here are five hints that Christmas is coming to Wisconsin earlier than you think.
1. Mayfair Hiring Mall Santas
Has a summer of partying and grilling brats got you jiggling and jolly? Has your beach bum beard reached critical bushiness? Well, those attributes some would call "poor hygiene" may come in handy this holiday season.
“Hello America, it’s too early for Christmas so, just to be clear, this is not a Christmas commercial.”
That’s how Kmart’s new ad opens, but soon it becomes very clear that this clever spot is really all about the holiday season—especially after a reindeer, Yule log, and Santa make appearances.
MDG cited a study that suggests 30 percent of shoppers make holiday purchases before the end of October, so advertising companies may see an opportunity to push Christmas on you earlier and earlier.
It's Not All Bad...
Don't fret, fans of everything fall. Christmas is still months away, and there are signs to prove it. You have another month before Starbucks puts out its red holiday cups. The city hasn't started decoration preparation in Cathedral Square (yet). And the Old World Christmas Market in Elkhart Lake doesn't open for another two months.