Short Holiday Season

Over the last few days, I have heard several people in the media bewail the fact that there are fewer days than usual between Thanksgiving and Christmas this year.  They say retail sales numbers will be down because people do not have as much time to do Christmas shopping.  Really?!  Are people going to spend less on Christmas this year because they have a few less days to shop?  

The only thing I can think of is that all of those everyday purchases (clothes, food, soap, etc.) that would have gotten lumped into the “holiday shopping season” will now just stay on the “pre-holiday shopping season spreadsheet.”  Don’t we have better (or worse) things to worry about?

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~ by Joshua Long on December 1, 2008.

One Response to “Short Holiday Season”

  1. I heard that sales were up this year on Black Friday as well, which was not predicted.
    Interesting to see that we are in a financial crunch, but people are still willing to kill for a 2 dollar DVD.
    It is probably the people that got us into this mess in the first place with their loans.

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