WASHINGTON ( TheStreet) -- Holiday shopping, Black Friday, store aisles lined with Christmas trees. Yep, sounds like July.Listen, Toys R Us, we understand that the Consumer Confidence Index is dropping like December temperatures and slumping summer retail sales figures could use some a nice little song and dance from stop-motion anthropomorphic reindeer, but that was no reason to announce your "Christmas Saver's Club" holiday plan in June. Now you, Target (TGT - Get Report), Sears (SHLD - Get Report) and just about every other retailer still reeling from last month's 0.5% sales drop and the 1.2% plunge that preceded it in May are making merry and hoping to cash in on some early holiday spirit. At least we're spared the 24-hour Christmas music stations for the moment.
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