U.S. retailers trying to get a jump on the Christmas 2013 shopping season have begun to runs ads on local and national television stations beginning today. According to National Retailers Association President, Vic Thimm, the ads are an effort to get people thinking and spending for next Christmas as early as possible. “You can never start too soon,” said Thimm. “We want to keep folks in the perpetual holiday spirit and in a spending mood as well.” “Remember, there are only 363 shopping days till Christmas and you are never going to get the selection that is available right now,” he added. “Christmas only comes once a year but, the shopping and spending can be 365 days,” he said.
In a similar but unrelated development, the Democrats and Republicans have begun running ads for the 2016 Presidential Election on select radio and TV stations yesterday across the country.