El Paso, TX (KDBC) — Christmas decorations are already decking the halls of stores. Stores say they're doing this because the Christmas shopping season is cut short this year. Thanksgiving is later in the month, giving shoppers more time to prepare for Turkey day, but fewer during the typical Christmas shopping season of Black Friday to Christmas Eve.
Even if you don't normally go to the grocery store, during the holidays you're faced with a barrage of shopping; turkey, cranberries, pie, gifts.
"We've been prepping for Thanksgiving for a month or two," said Dave Davis.
He has 26 great and grandchildren.
"We have a long table much like the Waltons," Davis said.
He's using the extra time before Thanksgiving to stock up.
"Thanksgiving is one of our best times of the year," said Wal-Mart Market Manger Kimberly Johnstun. "It's a time when families get together and so we really kind of maximize our features to make sure we have enough pies, that we have enough cranberries, that we have enough turkeys available for the families out there this year,".
Stores are opening for Black Friday earlier and earlier.
"It's never too early to get ready for a party," said Edward Ramirez from West El Paso.