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    Thoughts on having Christmas in January?

    Someone I know mentioned their family is starting this as a new tradition. This was down to mostly money and focusing on smart spending. They will be celebrating Christmas on the 25th of January (or the 4th Saturday of the month) from this point forward.

    The general gift shopping with happen at the end of December and beginning of January. Many items will be marked down so they intend to use this time to save money.

    My only thought about this is, prices tend to come down prior to Christmas because more people are spending. Prices go up come the new year with a lot of items. Other than seasonal gifts and decor, everything increases anywhere from 10 to 40%. So in my mind, they won't end up saving much at all and just making it a huge inconvenience for everyone else.

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    I don't think it should come down to money. Part of the magic of Christmas is seeing everyone else enjoy the holiday. Most of us will view this time of year with nostalgia. By the end of January (or even early into January) that shared enjoyment will be gone. They'd be the odd ones out, especially if they put up lights and decorate the house/garden.

    If money's an important aspect, like you pointed out they're going the wrong way about it. Not to mention, they're kind of missing the point of Christmas if saving is so important anyway.

    It kind of reminds me of a hipster I once knew who said he'd abandoned Valentine's Day because it's very corporate. (I guess any holiday becomes that.) His girlfriend still wanted to enjoy it though. He could have made a compromise by celebrating March the 14th as well.

    I see many cons in postponing Christmas by a month, but no actual pros.
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    This problem could be solved also by buying such a like as gifts from october to november.
    Moving the entire holiday seems overcomplicated to me, even from a financial perspective only.

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    Glad I am not the only one seeing this lacks any real value in doing. I can understand moving it back or forward to work out a better day for the family because of work and travel but over saving money on gifts, it is just silly. I start shopping in September and I am usually done by November 1st.

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    Sounds like they are overthinking the holiday and I agree that late December & early January are more expensive times to shop. Plus, they will miss out on the Christmas season with Friends and Family.

    Sounds like a lose-lose strategy.
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    This sounds like it was horribly planned. And by "planned", I mean "hurriedly decided with no fucking thought put into it at all".
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