For the second one- HA! I'm stealing that description! The day after Thanksgiving is one thing- but starting Christmas the day after Halloween or earlier?! Gah! (Not to mention that it leaves less room for Halloween stuff if the "seasonal" aisle also has to cater to Christmas)
Thirdly- I'm sending you a friend request because I know the feeling of needing a hug- so I'm offering that as a perpetual one if you need it Ok, and so I can find this journal more easily.