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Editorial: You’re Sick? No That’s Just the Holiday Fever

holiday window 300LEXINGTON, Ky. (9/24/13)—As soon as the first days of fall hit and the colder weather starts to set in something happens. You can’t walk into any store without seeing Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas décor, and sales on candy and food are at an all time high. Chances are you are already looking for a Halloween costume, making the menu for Thanksgiving dinner, and trying to knock a few things off your Christmas list. It is still September, yet everyone is acting like it’s the end of October.

Holiday fever doesn’t just come with anticipation. The holiday season can be a time of dread for single people. Holidays are portrayed on television, in stores and even in music as the season of love. If you aren’t in love, when the leaves start to change, the temperatures start to drop, and the holiday love movies are showing on every other channel, you start to dread the next three months. Everywhere you turn you will be reminded that the holiday season is here. This is when the ‘holiday fever’ sets in.

 A number of major stores, including Wal-Mart, Toys-R-Us and Sears, have already rolled out their holiday layaway programs. K-Mart has already aired their first of many holiday commercials of the season. Just because we aren’t ready to accept that the holiday season is just around the corner, doesn’t mean the retailers are going to slow down.

However, this may be a good sign for those looking for employment. A Bloomberg report said that Toys-R-Us plans on hiring 45,000 employees for the holiday season, Wal-Mart stores are hiring 55,000 seasonal workers, and Target plans to hire on at least 70,000 workers. Stores have started hiring this week and will amp up the hiring process mid-October.

If you’re feeling kind of sick it’s nothing to worry about, you’ve just caught the holiday fever.

Bonnie Dailey
SurfKY News
Photo provided by Vivameija via Wikimedia Commons

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