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Christmas trees already on sale as holiday shopping kicks off four months early

By - Ethan Blackshaw

Date - 31-08-2022

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Shoppers have been left baffled after spotting Christmas trees and a range of festive decorations available to buy in stores, a whopping 116 days before December 25

Christmas trees and other festive items have staggeringly been spotted in shops, just under four months before the big day.

Several stores in the US including Costco, Sam's Club, and Walmart have erected festive displays in August, leaving shoppers baffled.
More bizarrely still, American hardware giant Home Depot had Christmas products on sale as early as mid-July, according to the Daily Mail.

Costco has premature shoppers covered with a range of different-sized trees. Either 12ft and 7.5ft options are available for $1,149 (£987) and $449 (£386) respectively, with other smaller, light-up options starting at $140 (£120) and alternatives ranging up to $800 (£687).

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Other Christmas decorations such as Frosty the Snowman figures and Mickey Mouse Nutcracker statues have also been spotted, despite December 25 being a whopping 116 days away.

Walmart and Sam's Club have made their decorations even cheaper, with trees reportedly on sale there for as low as $49 (£42).
Shoppers have had mixed reactions to the early Christmas stock, with some getting into the festive spirit and others lamenting the fact they can buy decorations even before Halloween has come and gone.

"Christmas trees and decorations were up at Costco last week," one person tweeted alongside a gif that read "I hate everything".
Another said: "Disney already has Halloween decorations.. Costco already has Christmas stuff on sale.. what the capitalism."

A third wrote: "There are Christmas decorations at Costco!! Officially out of hand with this cr*p*

Seeming to disagree, and commenting elsewhere on a photo of decorations at a Bay Area Costco, another person said: "This makes me so happy, I can't wait to decorate again."

"Time to get that Costco membership," someone else said.

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Pleased to say I haven't  seen any over here yet. I like to be a bit closer to Christmas before I start seeing the decorations, but thats just a me thing :) 

Whats your thing? :) 

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My wife said some stores the other day had  Christmas stuff out. The economy is in a recession and the stores are gonna try to make money 

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48 minutes ago, Black Hills Santa said:

My wife said some stores the other day had  Christmas stuff out. The economy is in a recession and the stores are gonna try to make money

Went a few weeknights ago to Hobby Lobby (for the record, I enjoy some window shopping at Hobby Lobby because they support my values, but that’s beside the point). They started getting their Christmas decorations out already. It’s not even Halloween (I’ve given up hope on seeing much Thanksgiving decor anymore).

While I generally enjoy a little harmless mocking (1 Kgs. 18:27; Matt. 7:3-5) of modern Puritan killjoys (“Christmas is materialistic!” “Santa Claus is Satan Claws!” “People are wrong unless they agree with me!”) in the world (because they have the haunting fear that someone, somewhere may be happy), stores putting out Christmas items this early is a bit much, even for me. Folks are trying to scrimp and save to give their children, family, and friends a little Christmas cheer, and stores think they can just make bank on the broken backs of the American people (while they also ship the jobs to make those very same items over to red China).

Then again, at the same time though, some people should really shop less (not only at Christmas) and be much more responsible with the money they’re still luckily able to bring in. Here’s to hoping for better things in a few years’ time, anyway (say 2024).

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It seems that Hobby Lobby and a few other decoration/crafting suppliers always begin having their Christmas items out before others.  They have to do this for the crafters out there who like to make their own items.  Then too, there are the "professional" decorators out there who have to get a jump on ideas for their clients.  Yes, Christmas appearing so early is a little troublesome, but I understand why.  

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33 minutes ago, Tommy said:

It seems that Hobby Lobby and a few other decoration/crafting suppliers always begin having their Christmas items out before others.  They have to do this for the crafters out there who like to make their own items.  Then too, there are the "professional" decorators out there who have to get a jump on ideas for their clients.  Yes, Christmas appearing so early is a little troublesome, but I understand why.

Never even thought of it that way. Thanks, Tommy!

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On 9/3/2022 at 12:22 PM, Black Hills Santa said:

My wife said some stores the other day had  Christmas stuff out. The economy is in a recession and the stores are gonna try to make money 

Yes, there will also be a lot of people spending now n advance of the next round of price increases too, by way of saving a little money.

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this showed up this week - beat Pumpkin Spice creamer  . . . . 

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We were in a Sam's club on Saturday and they also had Christmas decorations out for sale.

Funny to see the Christmas trees right next to the patio furniture.

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