Merry Christmas on August 1st from Phoenix!


Merry Christmas on August 1st from Phoenix!



By now I shouldn't be surprised to walk into a home store  in  July or August in Phoenix and see racks and racks of Christmas Decorations.  But I always am anyway!  We went to the home store to pick up replacement cushions for our outdoor furniture last Saturday and the temperature was about 105.  Not exactly Christmas weather in Phoenix!  First I saw water fountains and patio furniture.....and then........ WOW............ racks and racks of Christmas stuff. Was I tempted to take a look?  Nope!  But I gotta tell you there were a lot of gals and guys looking and putting a lot of Christmas decorations in their carts.! I am guessing it makes them happy to get started early with the good old Christmas spirit. Which now that I think about kind works but it's still too early for this gal!


We're still in summer mode  in Phoenix and that means swimming in the pool and relaxing at night on the patio. And now with the new  chair cusions we're all set to continue on in summer mode! Christmas will have to wait until after Thanksgiving!




Merry Christmas on August 1st from Phoenix!



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OMG! Is this Costco?

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) about 1 year ago

WOW! That's just crazy Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886 . I'm headed to our big home improvement store tonight so now I just have to take a peek and see if they to are selling out to the holiday commercialism.

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor (Ward County Notary Services) about 1 year ago

That is just way too early. That's retail for you.

Posted by Sharon Lee, Retired and loving life (Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance) about 1 year ago

Ron and Alexandra Seigel not costo - at home.

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886, Arizona's Top Banana! (Phoenix Property Shoppe) about 1 year ago

Bob "RealMan" Timm it is crazy!  This has been going on for a number of years but every year it's still like......huh?  I doubt home depot has gone down this path - yet!

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886, Arizona's Top Banana! (Phoenix Property Shoppe) about 1 year ago

Sharon Lee agreed 100%!!!!!

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886, Arizona's Top Banana! (Phoenix Property Shoppe) about 1 year ago

Hi Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886 now that's much too early...I would not like seeing those decorations out....what happened to halloween and thanksgiving???  and I still have over a month of beach weather left! we have no seen any christmas stuff yet.

Posted by Barbara Todaro, Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) about 1 year ago

Anna- wayyyyyy to early for me!!! I'm still in the summer mode!! I'm with Barbara Todaro ...what about Halloween???

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) about 1 year ago

It is never too early to turn a Christmas-centered profit.  Should we start talking about Home For The Holidays in our businesses now?

Posted by Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Bristow, VA (Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA) about 1 year ago

Hi Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886 -  About 3-4 years ago, I went to an At Home store down in Gilbert (I think) ? It was an anchor for a discount shopping center. It had the same thing. There were isles and isles of Xmas decorations. I was shocked!

Posted by Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR® (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) about 1 year ago

Barbara Todaro oh yes they had halloween and fall decorations out too! Maybe folks are just hot here and looking to be inside?  Kind of crazy!

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886, Arizona's Top Banana! (Phoenix Property Shoppe) about 1 year ago

Kathy Streib they had halloween and fall stuff out too! Just seems so weired to me!

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886, Arizona's Top Banana! (Phoenix Property Shoppe) about 1 year ago

LOL well there you go Chris Ann Cleland - that's a good idea! Home for the holidays - better get started now!

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886, Arizona's Top Banana! (Phoenix Property Shoppe) about 1 year ago

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® it's just odd to see the rows and rows of stuff out....for 3 holidays at once. Who knows maybe they had valentines in there too!  LOL

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886, Arizona's Top Banana! (Phoenix Property Shoppe) about 1 year ago

I don't get it either Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886  but MerryChristmas  if i go shopping now I will forget what I bought

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) about 1 year ago

Anna, I can not believe this, I used to get annoyed when Retail would not respect Thanksgiving by going directly to Christmas .....and that was around October..... and then they wonder why people do not support them? Sad in a way, Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) about 1 year ago

Have yourself a Merry little August Anna. I hope it will be full of joy 😇...

Posted by Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority! (RE/MAX Northwest.) about 1 year ago

I saw the same thing in our local Hobby Lobby. The trees were up and rows and rows of decor. I couldn't find any garden decor. Oh yes, the fall and Halloween section was packed too. Something is wrong when we rush the seasons like this.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) about 1 year ago

You're right you shouldn't be suprised I guess the stuff sells cause they keep do it. People don't realize this is probably left over from last year. LOL

Posted by Charles Stallions, 800-309-3414 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl. (Charles Stallions Real Estate Services ) about 1 year ago

I wonder if they actually make more money by having this stuff out early as opposed to more seasonal items that they are displacing.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) about 1 year ago

Hi Anna,
Honestly, this just makes me want to boycott the stores that put Christmas stuff out so soon.  I hate the commercialization of Christmas and this is way too early! 

Posted by Carol Williams, Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager (Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals.) about 1 year ago

Good morning Anna. I love winter and the Christmas season but I am with you. It is summer now, enjoy it.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) about 1 year ago

Anna waaaaayyyyy to early for Christmas.  Before long they will start Christmas displays as soon as they finish after Christmas sales.  I will be one continuous Christmas selling season.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) about 1 year ago

Hello Anna --- Christmas in August.  The spirit of the season can and should last all year long.   Bring it on!  Just take down the holiday lights. 

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393 about 1 year ago

Like you, I LOVE Christmas - and holidays, and seasons, and decorating. But this is just stupid. Can't we please enjoy summer without the reminder of winter looming in the stores. Bah humbug!  Lol. 

Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) about 1 year ago

That is so wrong! Nothing against Christmas . . . when its time comes!

Posted by Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate (Baird & Warner Real Estate) about 1 year ago

Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886 - Christmas evokes such a rush on many different levels. On one hand, to get your shopping done early is admirable; on the other hand, you bypass what's right in front of you. I guess it all boils down to happy consumers and what they decide to buy, when they choose to buy, and how much benefit it is to each individual, including store owner. 

Posted by Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) about 1 year ago

Christmas seems to find a way to creep into the commercial world earlier each year.  I don't want to see that stuff until after Halloween.  And, no, I'm not a grinch!

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) about 1 year ago

Oh my gosh, I haven't seen that yet here, Anna! I will say that no matter how early it is when I see the first Christmas decorations, I'm also one who will always pick out a little something that finds its way into my shopping cart! 

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods ( | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) about 1 year ago

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