L' Eomot Inversé (11/28/2013)
Happy thanksgiving everyone.
Interesting statement in the explanation that this is when many retailers start their Christmas season - it seems that American retailers have more of a sense than English ones: in most of England the "special Christmas offers" start appearing some time in August. I don't know whether this stupidity has penetrated Wales yet, and it hasn't reached the parts of Scotland that I get to in August, but in England it appears to be pretty well universal - not in the sense that every retailer does it, but in the sense that at least one retailer in every shopping mall or on every shopping street does it.
Black Friday is when the most intense sales are held in the United States. However, Christmas items are for sale by September or October in many stores. Often, the Christmas decorations will be right beside the Halloween candy and decorations.