Thinking Out Loud

October 25, 2011

For Halloween, Nothing is More Scary Than Licensing

Be afraid, be very afraid!

By this time next week Halloween will be over for another year and the orange lights will be taken down.  I recently received a Children’s book catalog from Random House, and they devoted 14 pages to Halloween and only 9 pages to Christmas; and only three books for Christmas were of the kind that some readers of this blog would approve.  But just in time for the candy munchers, Veggie Tales released the costume you see at left, a reminder that nothing succeeds like excess.  Of course, in the Christian product environment, this is nothing new; I could picture a teen girl wearing the Soul Surfer T-shirt below, but not sure how or why someone would come to purchase the Heaven is For Real shirt. 

With only 60 days to December 25th, let the Christmas licensing begin!

1 Comment »

  1. Twenty years ago Halloween would have passed without anyone knowing about it here in Oz, but now the shops are full of it and it seems a very large percentage of the population participates in some way. On the other hand, while Christmas is losing its real meaning, the commercial influence hasn’t diminished. I wonder what the situation will be in another 10 years? Well, maybe it won’t bother us because we won’t be here. Keep looking up: that is the way He is coming!

    Comment by meetingintheclouds — October 26, 2011 @ 4:39 pm

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