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Dude, There’s Christmas Creep in California

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The CBS affiliate in Southern California cannot believe it. Christmas is everywhere and, dude, customers are, like, baffled, confused and angry.

Check out this incredible local report about how bad Christmas creep is in SoCal.

Then check out the facts.

South Coast Plaza is a mall in Costa Mesa that every year gets one of the largest Christmas trees in the country — in October. It isn’t new.

Why do they do it every October? Because trying to get it inside the mall in November is a real pain due to….all the Christmas shoppers.

If CBS LA bothered to do any real reporting they would have talked to the mall and learned that. Other media seems to get that it is a 33-year tradition that makes the news every year.

The reporter claiming “Christmas creep is everywhere” couldn’t help but noticing Costco decorations for sale already. Memo to reporter: Dude, they’ve been for sale since August.

He wraps up the report by suggesting that if you don’t want to see decorations, go to Nordstrom’s — which is really funny because Nordstrom’s never sells Christmas decorations.

Even better, he says that 10 years ago retailers never did this type of thing.

Talk about a journalistic hack.



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Cynthia Lewis

journalism creep

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Santa Marty

I happened to be at a warehouse yesterday that was set up as a Halloween Shop.  They had Easter Bunny Masks that were gruesome, so is that Halloween Creep into Easter or is that Easter Creep into Halloween?

 

There were NO Santa Masks out....... so just stop calling it creeping when it only applies to Christmas!

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Santa Leonard

journalism creep

Or is it creeps working in journalism?

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Santa Marty

Or is it creeps working in journalism?

 

Its like Christmas is the retailer and the Santa industry "milking" everything they can out of Christmas .... and "The News Media" does this day in day out year in year out to max out viewer numbers, and print media sales?

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Santa Johnny Boy

 

 

 

Even better, he says that 10 years ago retailers never did this type of thing.

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Total lie.  Google your hometown newspaper from 10.20 or even 30 years ago!

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Santa Bendron

My hometown always starts planning the Christmas stuff in September. If your doing much other than a Christmas tree an a few strings of lights it takes a while to prepare, especially if you have to replace anything at today's prices.

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Elf Without Jingles

 

 

KCAL-TV/DT, the CBS affiliate in Southern California, cannot believe it. Christmas is everywhere and, dude, customers are, like, baffled, confused and angry.

 

Check out this incredible local report about how bad Christmas creep is in SoCal.

 

Then check out the facts.

 

South Coast Plaza is a mall in Costa Mesa that, every year, gets one of the largest Christmas trees in the country — in October. It isn’t new.

 

Why do they do it every October? Because trying to get it inside the mall in November is a real pain due to….all the Christmas shoppers.

 

If CBS LA bothered to do any real reporting, they would have talked to the mall and learned that. Other media seems to get that it is a 33-year tradition that makes the news every year.

 

The reporter claiming “Christmas creep is everywhere” couldn’t help but noticing Costco decorations for sale already. Memo to reporter: Dude, they’ve been for sale since August.

 

He wraps up the report by suggesting that if you don’t want to see decorations, go to Nordstrom’s — which is really funny because Nordstrom’s never sells Christmas decorations.

 

Even better, he says that 10 years ago retailers never did this type of thing.

 

Talk about a journalistic hack.

View the full article

 

 

And to think that Disney used to own KCAL! Apparently, there's no synchronism on that station anymore. But perhaps a key problem we're not focusing on here has to do with the fact that there's no longer any 'fearlessness' in television journalism --- or, for that matter, any kind of journalism. It's always about not doing this, that, and/or the other thing without taking the risk of rocking the boat (or, as in this case, rocking the sleigh).

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Santa Cohen

Network news is no longer journalism and hasn't been in many years. The 4th estate is bankrupt in this country. Oh well can't let it ruin the spirit of the season. I could be Santa 365 days a year, don't need a reporter to tell me I am creeping! ;-)

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