So the merchants are getting a head start on the holiday shopping season. Yeah, that holiday... the one that is still some 83 days away. The holiday that I refuse to abbreviate.
Another blog that I have visited on occasion has posted a minor rant and linked to still another blog's major rant about the situation. I am only doing my small part... and no, I have no particular affinity for Halloween. I just figure that if you're gonna start now you ought to include all of the commercially important days.