But... November 7 is too early for people to have already decorated their yard, like we saw this evening. It is also too early for Santa Claus to be at a mall, but they just announced that he's already at Fashion Valley Mall (at least).
Since we won't have bad weather around here before Thanksgiving, people can wait to decorate. I understand doing some setup before the weather gets too bad up North, but that doesn't apply around here.
I'll also admit I can understand retailers trying to get the shopping season moving as early as possible. But having Santa Claus before black Friday isn't necessary for that, is it?
For me, I'll wait.