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25 Reasons The Holiday Season In NYC Has Gotten Completely Out Of Control

Katherine Ripley Katherine Ripley

25 Reasons The Holiday Season In NYC Has Gotten Completely Out Of Control

Halloween is barely over, and people are already freaking out about Christmas. There is no rest. Here are 25 reasons why the holiday season in NYC has just gotten too ridiculous:

 

1. There are only two times of year—Christmas, and Not Christmas.

christmas-tree-lighting

2. Not Christmas time is getting shorter while Christmas time is getting longer.

charlie brown christmas

3. That Christmas red ornament-looking sculpture by the WTC is there all year round.

[Wally Gobetz/Flickr]
[Wally Gobetz/Flickr]
4. Christmas has eaten almost every other major holiday.

[Zazzle]
[Zazzle]

5. First it ate Thanksgiving.

[Zazzle]
[Zazzle]
6. Let’s be real. The Thanksgiving Day parade is not a Thanksgiving parade. It’s a Christmas parade.

[Anthony Quintano/Flickr]
[Anthony Quintano/Flickr]
7. And in some stores, Black Friday now starts on Thanksgiving Day.

black friday

8. Seriously, people were eating turkey while camping on the sidewalks outside of Best Buy last year.

[David Haines/Flickr]
[David Haines/Flickr]
9. Christmas is starting to eat Halloween.

christmas eating halloween

10. Honestly, you saw at least one Christmas-related costume last night, right?

[Clarissa Danielle/Pinterest]
[Clarissa Danielle/Pinterest]
11. People were planning their tacky sweater parties last night at their Halloween parties.

[Yelp Inc./Flickr]
[Yelp Inc./Flickr]
12. Everyone is currently in a tizzy about doing their Christmas shopping “before Thanksgiving.”

panic

13. And the stores are lapping it up.

mr krabs money

14. There is Christmas music playing in Macy’s right now.

[Pete Bellis]
[Pete Bellis]
15. K-Mart was running Christmas ads in September.

are you kidding

 

16. There’s no way to win. The earlier you do your Christmas shopping to avoid the madness, the earlier you make the madness start.

giving up

17. And of course, tourists love to come to NYC for the Holiday season.

rockefeller center selfie

18. Times Square and Rockefeller Center are basically mosh pits.

[Michael Romero/Flickr]
[Michael Romero/Flickr]
19. THERE ARE SO MANY SANTAS.

[Anthony Quintano/Flickr]
[Anthony Quintano/Flickr]
20. By December you’re already sick of Christmas.

[Buzzfeed]
[Buzzfeed]
21. “Jingle Bells” makes your ears bleed.

ears bleeding

22. Anything peppermint or gingerbread flavored makes you want to gag.

gagging

23 If you see one more Instagram of cheesey Christmas lights, you’ll throw your phone out your 6th floor window.

[Wally Gobetz/Flickr]
[Wally Gobetz/Flickr]
24. Seriously even the zoo has Christmas lights. Like why?

[Wally Gobetz/Flickr]
[Wally Gobetz/Flickr]
25. And don’t even get us started on the Empire State Building.

[Gene Han/Flickr]
[Gene Han/Flickr]

Cover photo credit: Chris Tse/Flickr

 

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