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Christmas advertising starts too early

6:12 PM, Dec. 4, 2012  |  Comments
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There was a time when Christmas season began the day after Thanksgiving, and we didn't see Santa, trees or eggnog on television until then.

This year I saw Christmas ads before Halloween and heard carols on the radio on Nov. 1. It's bad enough that the reason for the season is now a cutthroat shopping environment where people are trampled to death at Walmart on Black Friday, but now we can't even get a reprieve to enjoy the days between Oct. 31 and Dec. 25 without Madison Avenue shoving the advertising equivalent of Yule logs down our throats.

If you're tired of the socially engineered holiday cheer, contact the federal Communication Commission at (888) 225-5322 or www.FCC.gov and tell them enough is enough.

Sean Vermillion

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