It's bad enough when Xmas decorations and displays are set up in stores in October which pulls focus from Halloween and almost completely suppresses Thanksgiving, but now we're subjected to constant bombardment of holiday commercialism?
Very often people bemoan how commercial holidays have become (Xmas in particular) and yet they continue to buy the merchandise as soon as it is available, no matter how early.
The primary power that we as consumers possess is whether or not to buy. If people don't like being inundated with merchandise months in advance the only sensible action is to refrain from buying any of it until it is closer to the holiday.
To see people buy Xmas decorations in mid October and then complain about how commercial it has become is a laughable (and hypocritical) paradox.
Thinking and feeling have little power without the disciplined will to act. If no one is buying Valentine's Day candy in late December, eventually the stores will stop putting it out so early since it will be an unprofitable waste of valuable shelf space until late January or so.
A step in the right direction, no matter how small is always better than no action at all ..... or worse, endless complaining while actually adding to the problem.