That's exactly how I feel Murf, the snow always seems to come too late for Christmas. From what I heard it's rare to have a white Christmas around here. We got a little bit of snow, a mere light dusting in November, and then that was it up until recently, with a few little light dustings in between. Christmas day it was as green as a Spring day. We didn't have a lot of money this year, and all I wanted was a White Christmas. No presents, just beautiful white snow to enjoy for the day. This happened both Christmases in a row that I've been here. At least in New York even if it didn't snow we'd get a frost.
Now that we got a huge pile of snow outside I really wish this could have happened on Christmas Eve or Christmas day. Not only that, but people are running into the problem of needing to get winter related supplies and the stores are already cranking out the Spring and Summer stuff with very little winter related items left. We get the snow right at the time when we're starting to think about Spring, and I'm thinking about those summer barbecues and swimming in the river, and putting the bird feeders out and looking at all the beautiful blossoms.
I think the stores aren't in line with how the weather really is. And as much as I love seeing the fall and Halloween stuff coming out, I wasn't happy at all when they started to get rid of the Summer stuff toward the end of July. In September I could understand, but for me there's the whole month of August to go before Summer's over, but it really does feel like it's over when they get rid of the Summer stuff! I really wanted to get a nice porch swing with my Birthday Money, and my Birthday comes in late July. By the time I got the money to get a porch swing, they were all gone and I was livid. Toward the end of September they do tend to get the Halloween stuff out, but it's not long after that they are pushing that stuff out for the Christmas stuff and it's not even Halloween yet! Then they put the Thanksgiving stuff out before the Halloween stuff and when Halloween is over they start getting rid of it! It makes no sense to me, unless we live in Canada where Thanksgiving is in the middle of October instead of November. Right now would be the time to promote the cute little snowmen and snow flakes and winter related garments.
I really wish I could rework the entire industry. I might even be inclined to move Christmas into February and push Valentine's day into Spring time which would be nice for all the love birds. The problem then lays with the fact that December would have no Holidays, unless everyone just celebrated Hannukah, Kwanzaa and Yule during that time. But I just wish the stores would match the seasons. 9 times out of 10 they don't. Conversations on Facebook pointed out that if you want to get summer clothes, now is the time to do it.
Sorry for the mini rant but I do get frustrated with the way things work sometimes.
Actually celebrating the winter holidays in February might be somewhat advantageous in a way, since a lot of people get their tax returns around this time of the year.