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Title: 149 Days til Christmas
Post by: Donna on 29-Jul-11, 04:00:43 pm
LONDON — With 149 days still to go before Christmas, London's Harrods and Selfridges department stores have launched their earliest ever Christmas displays.

"Sales in previous years have proved that customers are ready to start thinking about Christmas in the summer, especially visitors from overseas," Selfridges said.

"This year, Selfridges? international visitors have already increased by over 40 percent (from the same period last year), which has encouraged Selfridges to reconsider its traditional August Christmas shop opening, bringing it forward to July for the first time."

Last year Selfridges? Christmas section doubled it sales compared to 2009 in its first week of trade, when more than 2,000 baubles were sold.

"Tourists from countries including China, Russia, Asia, India and USA see choosing a beautiful Christmas decoration as the perfect memento from a foreign trip flock to Selfridges during the summer months," said the company, which has its flagship store on Oxford Street.

Geraldine James, Selfridges Christmas shop buying manager said: ?Christmas is coming earlier each year. I can see a time when we offer a capsule Christmas collection throughout the year."

London's Evening Standard cited Selfridges as saying many tourists from the Middle East had asked to buy Christmas decorations before going home for Ramadan, the Muslim month of fasting, starting on Monday.

A Harrods spokesman said its Christmas display, which like Selfridges' mini shop opened on Thursday, aims to respond to demand from tourists visiting the UK from June to August.

To mark the launch of Christmas World, the Kensington store's Father Christmas served ice cream in a choice of 12 "yuletide" flavours.   :chrispup: :christree: :flowers:


Title: Re: 149 Days til Christmas
Post by: Dumpsterkitty on 29-Jul-11, 04:36:11 pm
 :frustrated: :banghead: :grumble: :eeeeek: :snarl:


Title: Re: 149 Days til Christmas
Post by: valhalla on 29-Jul-11, 04:49:00 pm
I LOVE Christmas!  I've already been buying stuff and to mix it up, I found an adorable Halloween Ghost on vacation with the cutest sneekers!  He's in our office on a speaker and I'm enjoying all 3 feet of him!  My trolls are also out and they'll be grouped with the Jule' Nisse.


Title: Re: 149 Days til Christmas
Post by: Donna on 29-Jul-11, 05:51:32 pm
I LOVE Christmas!  I've already been buying stuff and to mix it up, I found an adorable Halloween Ghost on vacation with the cutest sneekers!  He's in our office on a speaker and I'm enjoying all 3 feet of him!  My trolls are also out and they'll be grouped with the Jule' Nisse.


I'm in!! I started my shopping!! July is my kickoff month. My tree will be up 1st week in NOV. this year.  :clap:


Title: Re: 149 Days til Christmas
Post by: MAK on 29-Jul-11, 07:39:50 pm
I LOVE Christmas!  I've already been buying stuff and to mix it up, I found an adorable Halloween Ghost on vacation with the cutest sneekers!  He's in our office on a speaker and I'm enjoying all 3 feet of him!  My trolls are also out and they'll be grouped with the Jule' Nisse.


I'm in!! I started my shopping!! July is my kickoff month. My tree will be up 1st week in NOV. this year.  :clap:

Ya mean you haven't dragged that tree out yet?  :hysterical:


Title: Re: 149 Days til Christmas
Post by: Carol P. on 29-Jul-11, 09:41:04 pm
:frustrated: :banghead: :grumble: :eeeeek: :snarl:

I'm with Ei.   :scaredblue:   :laugh:


Title: Re: 149 Days til Christmas
Post by: Kris G. on 29-Jul-11, 10:21:58 pm
:frustrated: :banghead: :grumble: :eeeeek: :snarl:

I'm with Ei.   :scaredblue:   :laugh:

Me too!  :scaredblue:


Title: Re: 149 Days til Christmas
Post by: rssport on 30-Jul-11, 01:00:21 am
Oh Please. You guys must think your in the Antarctica.
This is the worst for Syracuse. More like THE CITY (NYC) or South.

Rita


Title: Re: 149 Days til Christmas
Post by: Bobbie Ireland on 30-Jul-11, 04:21:58 am
I have already seen Christmas ads here too! Jeeeez!


Title: Re: 149 Days til Christmas
Post by: Donna on 30-Jul-11, 06:02:08 am
I have already seen Christmas ads here too! Jeeeez!

That's a wee bit early, even for me but I do like the Christmas in July shopping ads. Then it stops, just like that, in August.


Title: Re: 149 Days til Christmas
Post by: Bobbie Ireland on 30-Jul-11, 06:05:06 am
Our family always has a huge annual picnic called Christmas in July - everyone wears their Christmas t-shirts, socks, jewels - fun!


Title: Re: 149 Days til Christmas
Post by: Donna on 30-Jul-11, 06:32:16 am
Our family always has a huge annual picnic called Christmas in July - everyone wears their Christmas t-shirts, socks, jewels - fun!

NO way!! That's awesome!! (http://i842.photobucket.com/albums/zz342/pjlittlesinger/Christmas/MerryXmasinjuly.gif)