Christmas in September at W. MI stores: Is it OK?

Kent County

GRANDVILLE, Mich. (WOOD) — There are still almost two weeks left of summer but some stores are already starting to get into the Christmas spirit. 

This week, Storm Team 8 Meteorologist Ellen Bacca found decorations already popping up at Hobby Lobby and Cracker Barrel stores in West Michigan. She shared her trip down the aisles on Facebook.

Last year, Target responded to customers fed up with “Christmas creep” by easing up on Christmas signs and displays at the front areas of their stores until Thanksgiving, NBC News reported.

Fall officially begins on Sept. 22 at 9:54 p.m. The winter equinox is still more than 100 days away, landing on Dec. 21.

Climatologically, West Michigan is still more than a month away from seeing below freezing temperatures on our extended forecast. Data shows that over the last 30 years, the first overnight low of 32 degrees or colder usually happens around Oct. 13.

We have to wait even longer for our usual first occurrence of snow. West Michigan usually sees its first inch of snow for the season around Nov. 20. 

>>Poll: Is it too soon to be dreaming of a white Christmas in our stores?

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