Is it too early for the holidays?
It’s the age old question. It’s a week away from Thanksgiving and it seems you can’t walk into a local store without seeing massive displays for Christmas, Hanukah and the other December holidays. Some stores around the area – like the Home Depot on the Mahwah/Ramsey border – had Christmas displays up before Halloween.
Each year, locals complain that the holiday season starts earlier and earlier, possibly forcing us to reach into our pocketbooks more often to pick up decorations, gifts, and holiday foods and desserts.
But, this year, the nearly two-month long holiday season may be a welcome break. With residents recently living through a debilitating hurricane, Nor’easter snowstorm and busy presidential election, a little extended cheer might not be such a bad thing.
While traveling around businesses large and small in Mahwah and Ramsey, Patch has noticed a lot of holiday displays. So, we want to know - do you think it’s too early for the holiday hoopla? Or, is it something that can help the community rebuild this year?