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Most say Christmas comes too early

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North Texans agree with a new survey finding the majority of Americans say Christmas comes way too early.

The study, released Thursday by San Francisco-based Web performance and analytics company Soasta, reports more than three-quarters of respondents say retailers are jumping the gun.

In fact, the study found that 75 percent of the nearly 2,400 people surveyed think stores should wait until after thanksgiving to put up Christmas decorations. And 78 percent don't want to hear Christmas music until after Thanksgiving.

Despite those sentiments, and the fact that Thanksgiving is still weeks away, Christmas is in full swing across the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

In fact, Hobby Lobby stores have been offering holiday treasures, trinkets and trees since the summer.

"Trees went up in August," store representative Janet Kipkin said.

And in downtown Fort Worth, workers began stringing Christmas lights just two days after Halloween.

Still, most consumers aren't ready to jingle their bells just yet.

"It's way too soon," Angela Dodd said. "You need to enjoy Thanksgiving before Christmas starts."

Johnny Taylor echoes those sentiments.

"Is totally like forgetting about Thanksgiving," Taylor said.

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