I went into Lowe's over the weekend, and there was a full-blown Christmas display as soon as you walked in! They had a huge Santa's Express train set, life-size lawn snowmen and elves, and all the other stuff you would expect to see set out on Black Friday in prior years. It's 3 months before Christmas!!! What are they doing to us????? I've worked retail. For the most part, I enjoyed it. But I really hated the perversion of the seasons...and I still do.