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Businesses counting down to Christmas in the fall


Red, yellow, and orange are coloring our fall trees. But some businesses are already pushing for the reds and greens of the Christmas season.

Jack Weldon and Gibby McKinney drove from Shawano to Rib Mountain to see the fall colors.

I think it's just right, don't you?” said Jack Weldon. “It is beautiful. They're just coming out and the trees, the color, and it's magnificent,” said Gibby McKinney.

They wanted to take in the view before it's gone. Before long snow will fall, instead of leaves, and that's why some local businesses are already preparing for the holiday season.

If you're wondering exactly how long you have until Christmas, just drive by Pool People in Schofield. This is the first year owner Joe Slowikowski posted a Christmas countdown. He said he wants his customers to think ahead.

Every year people turn around, they want a new spa for Christmas and a lot of times they wait until it's too late because special order spas take 3, 4, sometimes 5 weeks to get so now is the time to do it if you're thinking of doing it for Christmas, if you want that present for the family,” said Slowikowski.

Other businesses are thinking about Christmas in September, too.

Photographer Emily Voss did a photo shoot for a Christmas card this morning.

Just with all the time it takes with preparing the images, retouching the images, and creating the cards, it's good to start early,” said Voss.

Nicole Chickering thought about Christmas months ago – in July. That's when she ordered her store's winter clothes.

We want to make sure we are ready when the rain falls and the snow flies that we have the boots and sweaters to accommodate,” said Chickering.

But some people think businesses are pushing Christmas too early.

Unbelievable. Being older, I'm not ready for Christmas yet. I want to enjoy the fall,” said Gibby McKinney. And that's exactly what she and Jack Weldon spent the afternoon doing.

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