Stores are putting up their Christmas decorations earlier and earlier every year. It’s a fact. Back in 2000, most stores’ decorations went up just before Thanksgiving. Now? It’s November 8th and they’re already up.
The website Quartz.com calculated just how early Christmas decorations are going to go up in the future based on the current trend. Here’s what they found:
1. Christmas decorations will be up before Halloween within the next five years.
But here’s where their calculations go off the rail a bit. Based on the curve of the Christmas creep, they say the decorations will be up by September 30th by 2050, by Labor Day in 2085, and by July 31st by 2120. That seems silly, doesn’t it? But you never can tell.