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Retailers are starting Christmas early

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Posted: Nov 8, 2012 5:11 PM by Olivia LaBorde
Updated: Nov 8, 2012 5:11 PM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: Christmas, stores, holiday items, retailers, halloween, too early, thanksgiving, shoppers

BATON ROUGE - It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, with several stores already stocking the shelves with holiday items.

According to the National Retail Federation nearly 40 percent of holiday shoppers get started around Halloween.

Retailers seem more than happy supply the demand. But not everyone seems to be ready to deck the halls.

"Overkill. I think they're gonna wear people out, " Kellie Stein told News 2.

"You have to wonder what's it gonna be in ten years," Eric Knott said. "Will it just be year-round Christmas sales?"

For some, though, the holiday shopping season is right on time.

"I love Christmas, and it's never too early for me," said Bobby Menefee.

Holiday shoppers are expected to spend more than $580 billion this year, according to the NRF.

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