Christmas in August; East Texas stores set stage for Santa
TYLER — Some East Texas stores aren't waiting until the fall to start selling Christmas items. Cracker Barrel in Tyler, began stocking their shelves full of holiday cheer, the second week in July. The store's manager tells KETK the reason is two fold, to be more conveniant for customers, who want to get some of their holiday shopping done early, and for those, who can only afford to spend a little at a time, because of tough economic times. Also, this proves to be a great source of sales revenue for stores which operate year round, compared to those that are just seasonal.
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Here are some of the stores and their Christmas items schedule:
Hobby Lobby Tyler, TX Christmas items went on sale June 1st
Cracker Barrel Tyler, TX Christmas items went on sale July 14th
Michaels Tyler, TX Christmas items went on sale July 1st
Christmas Store Tyler, TX Christmas items won't go on sale until Labor Day weekend, Sept. 1st through January
Target Tyler, TX Christmas items go on sale after Halloween
Walmart Tyler, TX Christmas items go on sale after Halloween
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