One thing I noticed after Halloween is that all over Japan Christmas decorations went up. A lot of it was just the illumination so it is pretty but, this generally doesn't happen in the States.
Of course after Halloween they start selling Christmas decorations (or sometimes they start selling even before that) but businesses don't decorate for Christmas until AFTER Thanksgiving. Once Thanksgiving is over, that means that you are "allowed" to start decorating and start playing Christmas music.
Usually once it becomes Christmas season, holiday music plays everywhere, and I mean EVERYWHERE. A few days before Christmas you start to go crazy from listening to the same songs over and over and over for one month. Really, one month is all that people can take.
So to see Christmas advertising and decorating going up in November is a little hard for me. I don't want to go crazy before Christmas even gets here!
But I guess since Japan doesn't have the "Thanksgiving buffer" it's natural to start the decorating process after Halloween....
Until next time!