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OK, Halloween, That Was Fun. But When Is Target Putting The Christmas Stuff Out?

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With the Halloween season behind us, there is a decidedly festive chill in the air not-so-patiently waiting to usher in the Christmas holiday, leaving moms everywhere wondering: When does Target put out their Christmas stuff? I'm beyond ready to be done with all things black, orange, and pumpkin-spiced that have lined shelves since late summer and excited to stroll through some holly jolly aisles (masked up, of course) with a peppermint mocha latte planted firmly in my tinsel-loving hand.

I may be waiting just a touch longer for that first seasonal sip, but at Target, I can already get a good look online and in stores at their gorgeous Christmas decor as it creeps its way onto store shelves well ahead of the holidays. It's time, people. Halloween is over and while Thanksgiving is still on the horizon, my Christmas tree will go up this weekend, and I feel no shame about going ahead and grabbing a few of the items that Target has already released.

Target's Christmas selection for 2020 includes more than 3,400 new holiday home decor items to choose from. Only-at-Target brands like Hearth & Hand With Magnolia, Wondershop, Threshold, and many more feature an array of decorations to deck your halls with impeccable and affordable trinkets, stockings, lights, and everything else red, green, and festive all over. You can find these holiday items at Target stores and online right now, which means adorable finds like festive gnomes can fill your home well ahead of December. And if gnomes aren't really your thing, maybe a seasonal wreath like this one is more your speed.

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Just this past weekend at my local Target store in Houston, I spotted a couple of employees dismantling the massive Halloween decor section, while even more employees were readily replacing the empty shelf spaces with a plethora of Christmas lights and stockings. It was an exciting event to witness, and had me seriously considering snagging some of the new ornaments they were unpacking. Because seriously, who wouldn't love to have a retro-style ornament like this one hanging on their tree this Christmas?

One part of every Target store that I just cannot force myself to walk past without filling my cart with at least a few items is the Dollar Spot. This is especially true once they start adding stocking stuffers and ornaments to the discount bins, making the area even more merry and bright than usual. Many Target stores already have their Dollar Spots so jam-packed with Christmas trinkets like candles, signage, kids crafts, and more that YouTubers like Auntie Coo Coo have started documenting it in their videos. This allows shoppers to get a sneak peek before they head to their local Target to fill their carts with plenty of silver and gold.

Just like in previous years, some holiday decor items from Target will only be available for order online with others available both in stores and online. For now, you can get your fix by either scoping out your local Target to see what they have out, or take a scroll through their online Christmas decor selection and place an order if you're like a kid on Christmas morning who just can't handle the wait another moment longer.

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