It may still be August but that hasn’t stopped Liberty from swinging open the doors to its Christmas shop, well over 100 days before the actual big day, making it the earliest the department store has launched its Christmas collection in the 144 years it’s been open for business. Although Selfridges went even earlier, opening its Christmas shop in July. So if you just cannot wait until a more acceptable time of year to start getting festive, you can stock up on wrapping paper, crackers, decorations and baubles. With hundreds of different baubles on offer, you can dress your tree with everything from the classic gold, silver, red and green balls, to giraffes and lizards to sushi and soy sauce bottles. Christmas is coming….

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