It's November, time for the annual complaint from secular and religious people alike: Christmas decorations already? Christmas music? Christmas shopping? Too soon! Too soon!
While some businesses are taking a stand -- or what passes for a stand (holding off until the day after Thanksgiving is now "noble?") -- most businesses are floundering, and they don't feel like they can pass up even a day or two of trying to nab some holiday revenue. At the Dollar Tree, the plastic holly and berries crept onto the shelves even as we hunted for swimming goggles to take us through the final weeks of summer vacation. Yeesh.
Well, this is the first year I've had any sympathy for the stores,...READ MORE