I know that its not just me!

Doesn't it seem like the "holidays"...and the associated advertising...come earlier and earlier each year?!

BOO! (Craig Allen photo).
BOO! I took this photo in August, a few years ago. (Craig Allen photo).
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For example, the "Halloween Stores" start popping up in random locations, often, before Labor Day (early September at the latest).

Note the start date...this was a year or two ago. (Craig Allen photo).
Note the start date...this was a year or two ago. (Craig Allen photo).
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You can "Layaway" your Christmas gifts, long before Halloween (October)!

Get the...picture?

Let me remind you that Christmas Day is...

The NJ101.5 studio calendar does not lie! (Craig Allen photo).
The NJ101.5 studio calendar does not lie! (Craig Allen photo).
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6 MONTHS from today!

Got it?

So, I'm watching TV the other night...and what to my wandering eyes should appear?

Everyone ROCK around the Chritmas Tree! (Craig Allen photo).
Everyone ROCK around the Christmas Tree! (Craig Allen photo).
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A Christmas commercial.

I guess that there's no time like NOW to buy your Christmas Tree Lights!

Beat the...rush?

And, then...

'Cuz everyone needs a giant Santa projection in June! (Craig Allen photo).
'Cuz everyone needs a giant Santa projection in June! (Craig Allen photo).
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...another Christmas commercial!

Is that you, Frosty? (Craig Allen photo).
Is that you, Frosty? (Craig Allen photo).
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After I get over the initial shock...I ask my TV:

"What a GREAT tree, Dad!" (Craig Allen photo).
"What a GREAT tree, Dad!" (Craig Allen photo).
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"Can't you at least wait til August?"

And the presents are already under the tree! (Craig Allen photo).
All the presents are already under this tree, too! (Craig Allen photo).
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Yup, on my set, it's "Christmas In June!"

Christmas Joy in June is only $19.99! (Craig Allen photo).
Christmas Joy in June is only $19.99! Act FAST! (Craig Allen photo).
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Yes, its...

Santa says: NJ Residents pay sales tax...of COURSE! (Craig Allen photo).
Santa says: NJ Residents add sales tax...OF COURSE! (Craig Allen photo).
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...Christmas in June!

"Rigging up the lights!" (Craig Allen photo).
"Rigging up the lights!" (Craig Allen photo).
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Except that is not exactly accurate.

The shows are on my dvr...I'm merely watching them over the last few days...

The "screenshots" in this "tirade" are actually from shows that I recorded...

Go ahead..."turn it on" NOW!...in June! (Craig Allen photo).
Go ahead..."turn it on" NOW!! (Craig Allen photo).
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...Memorial Day Weekend.

Christmas commercials...that I ended up recording "In the merry month of...May."

I'll hide my face...as I say... (Craig Allen photo).
I'll hide my face...as I say... (Craig Allen photo).
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"Bah Humbug!"

But...maybe...this will help?

NOPE. I'm STILL not ready!

What say you?

I'll say it again: Bah Humbug!!