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Christmas Before Thanksgiving on Delmarva

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SALISBURY, Md.- It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas on Delmarva and Thanksgiving has not even been celebrated yet. 

Wherever you go, Christmas decorations and holiday music have taken over. In most stores you barely even notice the decorations and merchandise for Thanksgiving. The most American holiday is squeezed out by Christmas. 

Shopper Candice Ridlon said she feels the drive behind all of the Christmas we're seeing before Thanksgiving is due to money, sales and people trying to get you to buy things. Another shopper, Ruth Bratten said, " I think we should wait to near Christmas before putting decorations out; first lets enjoy Thanksgiving being with family and friends, then Christmas."

Even local radio stations are driven by Christmas demands. IHeart Media in Salisbury said it is just giving its audience what they ask for. Senior Vice President Jimmy Steele said, "It starts with your listeners. I mean it's amazing to me how many listeners started a month ago saying, 'Hey when are you going to do Christmas? It's something like your 12th year, can you go a little bit earlier?"

For some people here on Delmarva a bit earlier seems too much. Too early or not early enough, all the decorations and music being played shows Christmas has taken over on Delmarva. 

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