|These look yummier than the ones in the store.|
I know everyone complains about how "early" in the year the stores try to sell Holiday stuff, and I know all of this has to do with the culture of late capitalism--if my brain was in better shape I'd explain why--but I think the real problem here is that I want celebrations to be special. It seems a small thing, really, to only celebrate something one time a year, but it matters. If you have cake everyday, it's not a treat--it's bread. If we're already "celebrating" or preparing to in Augusts (which is when I saw the first decorations in stores), then we may as well not celebrate at all.