This is a Mytake about a somewhat controversial topic, The "Christmas Creep". Now you're probably thinking who is the Christmas Creep? Well, The Christmas Creep isn't a person. Wikipedia defines the term Christmas Creep as "a merchandising phenomenon in which merchants and retailers introduce Christmas-themed merchandise or decorations before the traditional start of the holiday shopping season, which in the United States is on the day after Thanksgiving". Therefore a lot of retailers and advertisers have totally skipped the Thanksgiving sales and went straight into the holiday rush.
When I was a little boy Christmas decorating and commercials started on Thanksgiving Day or the wee beforehand. Nowadays most "Adult Contemporary" stations go to Christmas music at 12:01 AM on November 1st. "There's no other programming tactic in radio history that consistently delivers ratings increases better than Christmas music. Playing Christmas music is all about having a larger audience after Christmas than you did before. People who find the station often stick around after the holidays and discover a new favorite station."-Darren Davis, Senior V.P., Clear Channel. While I can understand the eagerness to get into the Christmas spirit It would be better to try to build up to Thanksgiving first then go into Christmas music maybe the week of Thanksgiving.
Retailers depend on the Holiday Season. It's their make or break time of the year. The day after Thanksgiving commonly known as "Black Friday" because retailers hope to be in the black or make profits. Well, nowadays Black Friday has turned into "Black Thursday". Which means that the big rush now starts on Thanksgiving Evening if not Thanksgiving Morning. Fortunately, a lot of retailers are closed on Thanksgiving. However, stores like Walmart, Target, Best Buy, Kmart, JCPenney, and others still open on Thanksgiving. Ok, I can see Walmart or a Supermarket being open for cooking items. But, let everyone enjoy their family.
I consider Thanksgiving as part of the Holiday Season along with Christmas, Kwanazza, Haunnakah, and New Years. Sadly even Veterans Day is being overshadowed by the Christmas rush. I think we can enjoy the magic of Christmas and Thanksgiving together and they can coexist. But, let's focus more on Thanksgiving for at least the first couple weeks of November. Then the week of Thanksgiving we can start to mix Christmas into it. Most people usually put up their decorations Thanksgiving week so that would be a good chance to do Thanksgiving, then transition to Christmas as well. So, let's finish Turkey and Stuffing first, then we can worry about Santa Claus, Christmas Trees, Manger scenes, and wreaths.