October 06, 2006

I Wasn't Kidding

Christmas Street at the downtown Vancouver HSBC

I knew from seeing the signs in September that HBC was going to open it's Christmas Street store October 1st. I wondered whether I'd be able to resist going in to check it out.

One of the stars in a certain home decor guru's line

Blame it on the fact that I get bored easily during my lunch hour, because I've been. Twice. Took notes even.

Set aside the fact that it seems totally inappropriate to put out Christmas decor before Thanksgiving or Halloween, and what do you have? Well, a lot of fun actually. The displays are well done, the colours interesting, and it's not completely reliant on cheap plastic fiddly bits. Considering that I'm in the midst of pre-Christmas planning right now (because if it doesn't happen by December 1st, it ain't getting done!) this is a GOOD THING. Yeah, I know I'm nuts.

Just one thing - the Nutcracker Corridor of Horror has gotta go.

Better photos here...


Black Widow said...

oh my is xmas here already?

hi from michelle

Jen said...

WOW - that's a lot of Christmas!!!!! You almost put me in the mood for the holidays....

Annabelle said...

i cant even get past yesterday!
i love xmas displays like this though!

hi from michele!

Anonymous said...

What? No photos of the Nutcracker Corridor of Horror? Awwww.

Christmas shouldn't be too bad. I'll provide the venue if you take care of crowd control.

You know, I should really get a blogger account just so I don't have to spell things like dstflpn.

Shephard said...

OMG, I love it!
I love Christmas decorations, and these photos are so colorful. I don't think you're nuts at all, lol. I can't wait to get into the spirit. And you're right, real smarties hit the stores early before the decorations are all gone. Thanks for sharing these fun pix!
Visiting from Michele's!

The Mistress of the Dark said...

Oh that's gorgeous. I want to go there. I'm such a Christmas junky!

Here via Michele's

toygirl said...

I'm totally torn. . . on the one hand, it's way too early for christmas stuff, but on the other, I love XMAS stuff! And I'm Jewish.

Carmi said...

Something tells me that it's nver too early to put out decorations if it means increased traffic through the store.

Let the season of cynicism begin!

Regardless, your photos are gorgeous. Makes me want to see the displays for real.