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Christmas in August! Why do some retailers have Christmas decor out?

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Christmas in August! Why do some retailers have Christmas decor out?

By Christopher Oswalt. CREATED Aug 7, 2014

Summer isn’t even over but some retailers in the Treasure Valley are already looking to cash in on the holiday spirit.

Inside Hobby Lobby, the store is decked to the halls in Christmas décor. One shopper didn’t quite understand the Christmas cheer and said, “This is August. This is crazy.”

It may be crazy, but Hobby Lobby says they do have a reason to start pushing Christmas this early.

In a statement, the company explained they set up the décor on June 1st because, “The early shipments allow us to meet the needs of our designers and display merchandisers that have to shop early. We also supply many items to our crafting customers who make and sell items at craft shows during the months of September through December.”

In addition, some Target retailers are already pushing out some Christmas decorations and Macy’s has a holiday themed commercial airing in certain markets.