Summer is well and truly over! Home Bargains shop faces backlash for putting its Christmas displays up in August (with only 126 sleeps to go until the big day…)

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Summer is well and truly over! Home Bargains shop faces backlash for putting its Christmas displays up in August (with only 126 sleeps to go until the big day…)

A bargain store is facing the summer heat after they put up their Christmas display in August.Shoppers were left baffled after seeing tinsel, gold bau

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A bargain store is facing the summer heat after they put up their Christmas display in August.

Shoppers were left baffled after seeing tinsel, gold baubles and green wreaths for sale at the Home Bargains store in Denbigh, North Wales.

The Christmas items have appeared before the August summer bank holiday – and with 18 weeks still to go until the big day.

A manager at the shop in Denbigh, North Wales, defended the move by saying it will help shoppers spread the cost.

Home Bargains in Denbigh, North Wales is receiving backlash from customers after putting up its Christmas displays in August (pictured)

Home Bargains in Denbigh, North Wales is receiving backlash from customers after putting up its Christmas displays in August (pictured)

Managers of the store rationalised the decision, saying it would help customers spread the cost during these financially precarious times. The store had all things Christmas on sale from décor to items for pets

Managers of the store rationalised the decision, saying it would help customers spread the cost during these financially precarious times. The store had all things Christmas on sale from décor to items for pets

They said: ‘Christmas can be an expensive time of year for most of us. With the cost of living, we have decided to land Christmas a little earlier this year to help our customers spread the cost.’

The cost saving retailer was said to have everything festive-related from decorations to items for your pets. 

But not everybody is feeling the festive spirit as some customers have now branded the early start as ‘just wrong’, calling for summer to stay.

One woman said: ‘I love Christmas. But this is just wrong,’ while another said: ‘They will have Easter Eggs in next.’

One shopper stated: ‘So landing the Christmas stuff earlier and pretending you’re doing us a favour? 

When really you’re just maximising profit over a longer time. Can we not get Halloween done with first?’

Bah-humbug: Shoppers were less than happy about the premature sale of Christmas items during the summer

Bah-humbug: Shoppers were less than happy about the premature sale of Christmas items during the summer

Some customers came to the defence of the store saying it 'brightens up the day' and could help those on a budget. Pictured: Home Bargains in Denbigh, North Wales

Some customers came to the defence of the store saying it ‘brightens up the day’ and could help those on a budget. Pictured: Home Bargains in Denbigh, North Wales

Many were not feeling the Christmas spirit, with some calling for it to be ‘illegal’ to sell sparkling tinsel so early in the year. 

A less than happy customer quipped: ‘For god’s sake. There should be a ban on this nonsense.’ 

One individual commented: ‘Well that’s put me off going in there shopping. I hope they are not playing Christmas songs as well.’ 

Others joked that Halloween had not even been yet, with one commenter jesting: ‘I’m getting the tree out of the loft in the morning.’

But not everyone was feeling bah humbug about the premature pop-up of the Christmas bits.

The festive sale did have some support from shoppers who say it ‘brightens up the day.’

One said: ‘Maybe people could buy an item or two a week or month if they’re on a tight budget instead of trying to put money away.’

While another chimed in: ‘Love this.’

Home Bargains declined to comment.

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