Halloween is over and Christmas has come to stay
Colin Smith / KTAR
As October comes to a close, get ready to see some Christmas decorations.
The holiday advertizing blitz has already started at stores like Walmart, who have already had them on display since mid-September.
“They want to not have too much inventory after Christmas,” said Phoenix retail consultant Jeff Green.
Green said he has never seen Christmas decorations up as early as this year. “It is surprising and it has changed and what it does is that it makes Black Friday less important,” Green said.
Other stores have to play a sort of follow-the-leader when it comes to holiday pricing to remain competitive, Green said, which is why consumers can expect to see holiday decorations popping up everywhere.
So far, the decorations seem to be inspiring people, as about 40 percent of Americans said they have already picked up some of their holiday gifts.