Christmas decorations already

Christmas decorations already

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Diane

Houston, MO

#1 Nov 12, 2012
Drove from here in Licking down to Houston to bring my pet to the vet and there is a business there that has already put up their Christmas decorations. What about Thanksgiving and being grateful for what we have in the country before commercializing Christmas. What is wrong with these people how inappropriate. Come on people show some class and taste. Diane

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Connie

Kansas City, KS

#2 Nov 12, 2012
I agree thatís stupid
Olive

Lenexa, KS

#3 Nov 12, 2012
Diane wrote:
Drove from here in Licking down to Houston to bring my pet to the vet and there is a business there that has already put up their Christmas decorations. What about Thanksgiving and being grateful for what we have in the country before commercializing Christmas. What is wrong with these people how inappropriate. Come on people show some class and taste. Diane
I agree bad taste
ollie

Tahlequah, OK

#4 Nov 12, 2012
happy halloween
Brett

Mountain Grove, MO

#5 Nov 13, 2012
Diane wrote:
Drove from here in Licking down to Houston to bring my pet to the vet and there is a business there that has already put up their Christmas decorations. What about Thanksgiving and being grateful for what we have in the country before commercializing Christmas. What is wrong with these people how inappropriate. Come on people show some class and taste. Diane
I can only imagine who would do that
another shopper

Mountain Grove, MO

#8 Nov 15, 2012
businesses trying to make it in a bad economy.
Brett wrote:
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I can only imagine who would do that
Good Grief

Houston, MO

#9 Nov 15, 2012
I believe the only Christmas decorations that business has up is a few lights and hanging ball ornaments, and seeing as how several businesses in Houston had Christmas open houses last week, I don't think it's them being "ungrateful" one bit! If you don't like what you see, don't look. But just a quick question, how long have other businesses been putting out holiday decor? Like someone said someone has to complain about something all the time. This is no business of yours and if you don't go there, what's it to you? Does that mean you aren't going to go to Walmart, or Family Dollar, or Dollar General until after Thanksgiving?

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Randi

Tecumseh, KS

#10 Nov 17, 2012
Diane wrote:
Drove from here in Licking down to Houston to bring my pet to the vet and there is a business there that has already put up their Christmas decorations. What about Thanksgiving and being grateful for what we have in the country before commercializing Christmas. What is wrong with these people how inappropriate. Come on people show some class and taste. Diane
I absolutely adore the holidays and I include Thanksgiving in that category. I decorate for Christmas the day after Thanksgiving to give observance to that wonderful holiday and be thankful for our abundance in this country. Saw that business display today. Ridiculous. Not about celebrating the season but just trying to gain self attention. Kind of pitiful if you think about it.
hmmmmm

Mountain Grove, MO

#11 Nov 17, 2012
if a few early Christmas decorations bother you so much....then DON'T LOOK !

I'm ALL for businesses ,large and small businesses, especially in this area and in this economy, making $$$$$ and a profit.
Randi wrote:
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I absolutely adore the holidays and I include Thanksgiving in that category. I decorate for Christmas the day after Thanksgiving to give observance to that wonderful holiday and be thankful for our abundance in this country. Saw that business display today. Ridiculous. Not about celebrating the season but just trying to gain self attention. Kind of pitiful if you think about it.
holidays

Kansas City, KS

#12 Nov 18, 2012
I honestly don't see shy only ONE particular business is being bombarded. They are NOT the only business, or home actually, that has already done a little deporting. It's not like they have a huge tree up or anything like that. I think what is pitiful is that most you apparently have nothing better to do than talk bad about others. I say good for them if they want to do a little holiday decorating!! That's why they own the business and you don't.
holidays

Kansas City, KS

#13 Nov 18, 2012
holidays wrote:
I honestly don't see shy only ONE particular business is being bombarded. They are NOT the only business, or home actually, that has already done a little deporting. It's not like they have a huge tree up or anything like that. I think what is pitiful is that most you apparently have nothing better to do than talk bad about others. I say good for them if they want to do a little holiday decorating!! That's why they own the business and you don't.
*sorry for the typing errors... that's what happens when I try to type on my phone
Shelia

Chesterfield, MO

#14 Nov 21, 2012
There were several businesses that decorated early this year. Certain people even make the holidays all about themselves. Donít be angry but pity them for what is missing in their life that leads them to such strange behavior. They forget what Thanksgiving and Christmas are all about and focus on promoting themselves because something is missing in their life. Pity them donít get mad.
you are nuts

Mountain Grove, MO

#15 Nov 21, 2012
I pity the simpletons that don't understand that these businesses are only trying to stay afloat in a poverty stricken area of the country ( yes, HERE ) and during a bad economy.

If any of you really owned a real business you would understand that, bt I guess it's true , poverty breeds ignorance and hate.

You all should want to see USA businesses thrive, especially HERE. Many of these businesses had low quarters this year due to the drought, and now are trying to recoup some of their losses in the last quarter.

DUH....is that too complicated for you to understand Shelia ???
Shelia wrote:
There were several businesses that decorated early this year. Certain people even make the holidays all about themselves. Donít be angry but pity them for what is missing in their life that leads them to such strange behavior. They forget what Thanksgiving and Christmas are all about and focus on promoting themselves because something is missing in their life. Pity them donít get mad.
Sarah

Houston, MO

#16 Nov 21, 2012
you are nuts wrote:
I pity the simpletons that don't understand that these businesses are only trying to stay afloat in a poverty stricken area of the country ( yes, HERE ) and during a bad economy.
If any of you really owned a real business you would understand that, bt I guess it's true , poverty breeds ignorance and hate.
You all should want to see USA businesses thrive, especially HERE. Many of these businesses had low quarters this year due to the drought, and now are trying to recoup some of their losses in the last quarter.
DUH....is that too complicated for you to understand Shelia ???
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I own a retail business and think it is a disgrace. If you're going to commercialize the holiday at least wait until Thanksgiving is over and show some respect and class. This has nothing to do with struggling businesses but an absolute lack of respect for what is important just to promote yourself. Shame on those people and quit playing the struggling business in a bad economy line. It is not why the decorations were put up to begin with. That is a lame theory. You are the one that doesn't understand business.
you are nuts

Mountain Grove, MO

#17 Nov 21, 2012
in your very tiny bubble corner of the world....

1. not everybody observes Thanksgiving and not everybody has family living, or living close to them to observe it even if they wanted to.

2. It's convenient for people that have to work odd hours or days, not everybody is on welfare or food stamps.
( although it was just on KSPR news tonight that 1 in 7 Missourians are on food stamps...900,000 in this state so far )

3. it IS about providing options to different types of people.

4. you show NO business sense OR common sense.

5. I truly doubt you own a business, especially a retail business, keep your own beliefs to yourself....live and let live.

6. get out in the world, go travel, go see how real SUCCESSFUL businesses operate in 2012.
Sarah wrote:
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I own a retail business and think it is a disgrace. If you're going to commercialize the holiday at least wait until Thanksgiving is over and show some respect and class. This has nothing to do with struggling businesses but an absolute lack of respect for what is important just to promote yourself. Shame on those people and quit playing the struggling business in a bad economy line. It is not why the decorations were put up to begin with. That is a lame theory. You are the one that doesn't understand business.
Carrie

Osceola, MO

#18 Nov 21, 2012
you are nuts wrote:
in your very tiny bubble corner of the world....
1. not everybody observes Thanksgiving and not everybody has family living, or living close to them to observe it even if they wanted to.
2. It's convenient for people that have to work odd hours or days, not everybody is on welfare or food stamps.
( although it was just on KSPR news tonight that 1 in 7 Missourians are on food stamps...900,000 in this state so far )
3. it IS about providing options to different types of people.
4. you show NO business sense OR common sense.
5. I truly doubt you own a business, especially a retail business, keep your own beliefs to yourself....live and let live.
6. get out in the world, go travel, go see how real SUCCESSFUL businesses operate in 2012.
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If your business success is based on making a mockery of a religious holiday, you need a new business or need to get a life. You are everything that is worng with this country and our values.
Owner

Mount Vernon, MO

#19 Nov 21, 2012
Just let me be clear, the decorations that I have in my store are not meant to be disrespectful, and certainly not to have people "pity" me. The lights in the window were hung to add some light in the store over night so those that drive by after hours can see the sing and things, and guess what? They will stay up for the rest of the year! Again not being disrespectful. They happen to use less energy than other ways. If you don't like, or approve, then I'm sorry, but it is my store. Think what you will. Also I happen to just like the look of Christmas: all the lights, sounds, ect... As for those of you who ARE being disrespectful of my right to do what I like in my store, and other business owners in theirs, I hope people judge and criticize you for things you may do that they may not approve or agree with. I have several things that I am incredibly THANKFUL for and who are you to judge? Why don't you all focus on the things you are thankful for, instead of criticizing others and what you "think" they do or don't have in their lives. Thank you to those of you who have been supportive and defending our right as business to do what we want in our own businesses!
Joyce

United States

#20 Nov 21, 2012
Owner wrote:
Just let me be clear, the decorations that I have in my store are not meant to be disrespectful, and certainly not to have people "pity" me. The lights in the window were hung to add some light in the store over night so those that drive by after hours can see the sing and things, and guess what? They will stay up for the rest of the year! Again not being disrespectful. They happen to use less energy than other ways. If you don't like, or approve, then I'm sorry, but it is my store. Think what you will. Also I happen to just like the look of Christmas: all the lights, sounds, ect... As for those of you who ARE being disrespectful of my right to do what I like in my store, and other business owners in theirs, I hope people judge and criticize you for things you may do that they may not approve or agree with. I have several things that I am incredibly THANKFUL for and who are you to judge? Why don't you all focus on the things you are thankful for, instead of criticizing others and what you "think" they do or don't have in their lives. Thank you to those of you who have been supportive and defending our right as business to do what we want in our own businesses!
Please donít respond to these postings. You are just embarrasing yourself.
you are nuts

Mountain Grove, MO

#21 Nov 21, 2012
no, it's lazy asses like you who don't want to work is whats wrong with this country.

The First Thanksgiving :
The first American Thanksgiving was celebrated in 1621, to commemorate the harvest reaped by the Plymouth Colony after a harsh winter. In that year Governor William Bradford proclaimed a day of thanksgiving. The colonists celebrated it as a traditional English harvest feast, to which they invited the local Wampanoag Indians.
Days of thanksgiving were celebrated throughout the colonies after fall harvests.
All thirteen colonies did NOT, however, celebrate Thanksgiving at the same time until October 1777. George Washington was the first president to declare the holiday, in 1789.

A New National Holiday:
By the midĖ1800s, many states observed a Thanksgiving holiday. Meanwhile, the poet and editor Sarah J. Hale had begun lobbying for a national Thanksgiving holiday. During the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln, looking for ways to unite the nation, discussed the subject with Hale. In 1863 he gave his Thanksgiving Proclamation, declaring the last Thursday in November a day of thanksgiving.

In 1939, 1940, and 1941 Franklin D. Roosevelt,*seeking to lengthen the Christmas shopping season,* proclaimed Thanksgiving the third Thursday in November.

know your countrys history ! and stop making it up to suit your needs or opinion.

Read more: Thanksgiving History ó Infoplease.com http://www.infoplease.com/spot/tgturkey1.html...
Carrie wrote:
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If your business success is based on making a mockery of a religious holiday, you need a new business or need to get a life. You are everything that is worng with this country and our values.
good for you

Mountain Grove, MO

#22 Nov 21, 2012
you are what this country needs now, hard working business owners putting money back into the local area and the economy, not draining it or whining about having to work the extra hours and time. and you are creating employment for others too.

way to go !

good for you!
Owner wrote:
Just let me be clear, the decorations that I have in my store are not meant to be disrespectful, and certainly not to have people "pity" me. The lights in the window were hung to add some light in the store over night so those that drive by after hours can see the sing and things, and guess what? They will stay up for the rest of the year! Again not being disrespectful. They happen to use less energy than other ways. If you don't like, or approve, then I'm sorry, but it is my store. Think what you will. Also I happen to just like the look of Christmas: all the lights, sounds, ect... As for those of you who ARE being disrespectful of my right to do what I like in my store, and other business owners in theirs, I hope people judge and criticize you for things you may do that they may not approve or agree with. I have several things that I am incredibly THANKFUL for and who are you to judge? Why don't you all focus on the things you are thankful for, instead of criticizing others and what you "think" they do or don't have in their lives. Thank you to those of you who have been supportive and defending our right as business to do what we want in our own businesses!

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