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Curious Why Christmas Season Starts So Early

By Karen Anderson, WBZ-TV
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NORTH ATTLEBORO (CBS) – The temperature is dropping, and some spots in the state saw snow early Monday morning, but do stores sprint towards December earlier and earlier each year?

Katie from Gardner Declared Her Curiosity to WBZ-TV:

“Every year the stores start putting out Christmas decorations earlier and earlier.  Can’t we enjoy one holiday at a time?”

So is Christmas shopping starting earlier this year?

At the malls, wherever you go, it seems you see the sights and hear the sounds of Christmas.  Santa Claus is ready to hear your wishes. 

A Providence radio station Coast 93.3 is even playing Christmas Carols now.

Is it too early this year? 

The mall decorations may seem to be out earlier, but actually they’re not.

Simon Properties managers told WBZ that they’ve been setting up Christmas decorations the first week after Halloween for the past decade.

What about the music?

WODS 103.3, ranked the number one holiday music station in the market, is holding off from starting its traditional around-the-clock Christmas Carols early. 

Program Director Jaybeau Jones said the first day is a secret.  They wait until the time feels right for their listeners.

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