Jump to content


Guests: Please register to get rid of these annoying ads! Registered members enjoy an ad-free forum.


Photo

Would you shop on Christmas Day?


  • Please log in to reply
17 replies to this topic

Poll: Would you shop on Christmas Day? (24 member(s) have cast votes)

A recent poll shows 1 in 5 people would shop in stores if they were open Christmas, so Would you shop on Christmas Day?

  1. Yes (4 votes [16.67%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 16.67%

  2. No (20 votes [83.33%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 83.33%

Vote Guests cannot vote

#1 speeddiva  OFFLINE  

speeddiva

    This Space for Rent

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,500 Posts
  • Member since 2006
  • Location: NW Ohio

Posted Dec 15, 2015 - 8:55 am

A recent poll shows 1 in 5 people would shop on Christmas Day if the stores/malls were open. http://tnne.ws/1Yfx9D5

Would you shop on Christmas if it was an option?

#2 Bopeep  OFFLINE  

Bopeep

    Member

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,738 Posts
  • Member since 2005
  • Location: Oklahoma

Posted Dec 15, 2015 - 9:05 am

I don't think so.  Unless we forgot something for dinner.  A couple years ago my dil forgot the baby's milk. We were at my mom's which is 30 minutes from home in good weather, but that year was definitely NOT good weather (lots of ice and snow, we didn't think we were even going to get to go to Mom's).  Anyway, I was SO glad to find a CVS open so I could buy formula.  But that's the only kind of "shopping" I would want to be doing on Christmas day.



#3 jakesmommy403  OFFLINE  

jakesmommy403

    Member

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 697 Posts
  • Member since 2008

Posted Dec 15, 2015 - 10:18 am

Anyway, I was SO glad to find a CVS open so I could buy formula. But that's the only kind of "shopping" I would want to be doing on Christmas day.


Same here. The only shopping I've ever done on Christmas itself is emergency shopping at a drugstore or Sheetz, for headache medicine or something like that if someone needs it. For me, Christmas is about relaxing and staying cocooned from the world with my family for a day.

#4 Mandy25  OFFLINE  

Mandy25

    Member

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 154 Posts
  • Member since 2008

Posted Dec 15, 2015 - 10:40 am

No. So many other days can be spent shopping. We try to plan ahead. I hate to see more families kept apart at the holidays for shopping. Thanksgiving is bad enough. 



#5 ytmomof4  ONLINE  

ytmomof4

    Member

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 741 Posts
  • Member since 2006

Posted Dec 15, 2015 - 11:17 am

No the only time I have shopped on Christmas was one year I had a terrible migraine and nothing to take for it.Ran to Walgreens or cvs but other then that never

#6 wittenlover  ONLINE  

wittenlover

    Member

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 984 Posts
  • Member since 2006
  • Location: SE Michigan

Posted Dec 15, 2015 - 12:19 pm

No. Like others have mentioned, the only time I've "shopped" on Christmas was for meds and, one year I road tripped to a friend's place that was farther away than one tank of fuel would carry me, so I stopped for gas. That's it.


For those curious: Kitty in my pic is current furbaby, Mew, curled up in a box far too small for her. Ha! "If I fits, I sleeps!"

 

NASCAR fan (particularly JGR pit crews - many friends there), diehard UM Wolverine fan, animal lover, car girl, cookie baker, singer, bargain hunter. Yep. That about covers it. lol :cool:

 


#7 Kanyon71  OFFLINE  

Kanyon71

    Member

  • 3,162 Posts
  • Member since 2006
  • Location: The Mitten State

Posted Dec 15, 2015 - 12:21 pm

No I wouldn't. Only thing I can remember going for on Christmas day was gas on a longer drive and even that was spotty to find at one time.



#8 Deal Grabber  OFFLINE  

Deal Grabber

    Member

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,839 Posts
  • Member since 2006

Posted Dec 15, 2015 - 1:15 pm

If Christmas decor was 50% i would.lol


Ohhh another day another deal!!!

#9 rockpzazz  OFFLINE  

rockpzazz

    Spiffy (Almost) Quadragenarian Coot

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 551 Posts
  • Member since 2005
  • Location: Mid-Missouri

Posted Dec 15, 2015 - 8:03 pm

If a business is open and I wasn't having a family gathering that day, I wouldn't think twice about going.  My family has many Christmas dinners and celebrations (same with Thanksgiving) and as it turns out I usually don't have many plans on holidays (due to family members working and such), so in a sense its just another day.  I've said before that too much focus is on the calendar date and not so much the gathering.  If the workers don't want to work that day and are forced to, that sucks I admit, but I've worked in businesses where many people were more than willing to work on holidays.  Personally I loved working those days because of lighter work and more pay.  I worked almost every holiday except New Years Day just because I didn't want to deal with drunks.  Which I also tried not to go out on New Years Day either.


People always say money can't buy happiness.  Give me fifty bucks and watch me smile. :D - Bobby Heenan


#10 tinkrbel  OFFLINE  

tinkrbel

    Member

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 7,034 Posts
  • Member since 2006
  • Location: miami, fl

Posted Dec 15, 2015 - 8:52 pm

Personally, i would if there was something worthwhile on sale. Realistically, i can't. The day is full of so many places to be and people to see that there's barely a minute to spare.

#11 Reinholt1  OFFLINE  

Reinholt1

    Member

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 435 Posts
  • Member since 2004
  • Location: S.E. Michigan

Posted Dec 16, 2015 - 12:36 pm

I suspect "shopping on Christmas" will be pretty much the same as "shopping on Thanksgiving".   10 years ago people would be horrified at the thought of "shopping on Thanksgiving"  but  open the stores and some will come,  and then others will throw up their hands and say," well  if you can't beat them...and I am not going to miss any deals".   And then we all blame the stores,  or "society" etc etc for not making us "keep the holiday" by staying closed.

 

It all comes down to personal responsibility.  The holiday will be what you make it.   If you want it family centered, you have to make it family centered, if you want it religious you have to make it religious.  Society will always go with the lowest common denominator when it comes to values and it will always follow the money.  I watched  an interview the other day,  several young professionals discussing "Christmas".  All agreed that it was a "secular" holiday that anyone can celebrate,  it's religious significance is null.  For them it is more about the good feelings, holiday activities (parties etc.), and gifts.

 

I hate to be a pessimist, but I fear it is only a matter of a couple of years before brick & morter Wal-mart, K-Mart, Meijer et al. will announce Christmas Day hours.



#12 Kanyon71  OFFLINE  

Kanyon71

    Member

  • 3,162 Posts
  • Member since 2006
  • Location: The Mitten State

Posted Dec 16, 2015 - 1:14 pm

I don't really see it happening with the large stores being open. I think the thing that will keep it from happening is minimal sales for a hefty cost of being open. Not only will they have to pay employees (most likely a premium wage) but they also have the cost of operating the store. Yes I think some people would shop I just don't see the rates being high enough to make it finalcially viable. I also predict that if sales keep going as they did this year you will see less brick and mortar being open on Thanksgiving. Whats the need for it if you can get them to buy online where the costs are lower thus the profits higher.

 

I won't do it for many of the same reasons I won't go on Thanksgiving, large portion of those being family. They have always been and always will be family holiday's for me.



#13 hockeyfanamo  OFFLINE  

hockeyfanamo

    Member

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,687 Posts
  • Member since 2005

Posted Dec 16, 2015 - 4:04 pm

I only have once and that was stopping at the gas station for Tums. I don't see the need to shop on Christmas.

#14 hack2222  OFFLINE  

hack2222

    Member

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,005 Posts
  • Member since 2007

Posted Dec 21, 2015 - 10:43 pm

It's just another day, but even if you don't celebrate christmas.  A day off so you can spend time with the family is important.  I think minor things can stay open if managers are willing to split time.  The main thing to remember is that look at what has happened with Thanksgiving and Black Friday, pretty soon it will be just another day.  You will lose the holiday benefit and pay, then it will you have no holidays or pay or time with your family.  Where does it end, remember that Black Friday sale.  That will soon stop happening, that money you save on gifts for xmas.  Many people on visit Gottadeal during the Black Friday and Christmas season.  Let's just get rid of every holiday, you get paid the same amount of money every day, make time with your family whenever you can. 

 

How many people keep complaining that stores are taking away time from workers on Thanksgiving, when stores make it mandatory to work a shift.  Black Friday sales now start at 5 or 6 pm on Thanksgiving Thursday.  Just think about the effects of one store staying open.  Take Walmart or Target or your favorite name brand store, that is all it will take.  Then next year every store will stay open and that so called day becomes a mandatory day to work to keep your job.  You have to take the good with the bad, think about all the gifts that would be returned.  How many people would honestly buy gifts for their family members if it was not part of christmas.  All these extra sales the retailers will just make you pay full price for, those bonus gift cards for purchasing at their businesses. 

 

I'm not partial either way, just consider both sides of the issue.  How many of you bought something on black friday sales this year?  Would you pay full price for it??  Sooner or later it will come to money,  The reason most stores close is because the competition stores close.  If one makes a million dollars because they stay open do you really think their competitors will stay closed the next year????????



#15 wittenlover  ONLINE  

wittenlover

    Member

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 984 Posts
  • Member since 2006
  • Location: SE Michigan

Posted Dec 22, 2015 - 5:01 am

Actually just heard on my news this morning there is a local small business that is actually touting a Christmas Day sale here. Ugh. No.


For those curious: Kitty in my pic is current furbaby, Mew, curled up in a box far too small for her. Ha! "If I fits, I sleeps!"

 

NASCAR fan (particularly JGR pit crews - many friends there), diehard UM Wolverine fan, animal lover, car girl, cookie baker, singer, bargain hunter. Yep. That about covers it. lol :cool:

 


#16 momlori  OFFLINE  

momlori

    Reading in the mountains

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,034 Posts
  • Member since 2008
  • Location: Wrightwood, CA

Posted Dec 22, 2015 - 8:20 am

I would not because there is already enough for us to do that day with traveling and visiting family but I can see the validity of the points above.  Sadly, I would not be surprised in a few years from now to see more and more stores be open on Christmas.  But first, I would expect them to change their holiday policy to reflect what they consider holidays before they do so they can avoid the holiday pay.



#17 nikkilugi  OFFLINE  

nikkilugi

    Member

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 915 Posts
  • Member since 2005

Posted Dec 23, 2015 - 11:52 am

I don't see too much difference between the people who would shop and the people who go to movies - movie theaters are open on Christmas day. 



#18 momof3luvs1  OFFLINE  

momof3luvs1

    Member

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,101 Posts
  • Member since 2009

Posted Dec 27, 2015 - 4:24 am

No....just No....


BF ADDICT AND PROUD OF IT :D




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users