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Christmas Shops Opens In Cornwall

Discussion in 'Christmas Around the World' started by Festive Spirit, Jul 23, 2013.

  1. Festive Spirit

    Festive Spirit Christmas Royalty MMC Lifer

    The following article was taken from yesterday 's Metro

    Christmas shop opens up in Cornwall in the middle of summer

    Christmas has come early for one store in Cornwall after it started selling holiday items despite the celebration being five months away.
    The shop, which is located in the Truro shopping centre, is run by the local cathedral and sells a number of festive items, including advent calendars and nativity models.
    The Truro Dean, The Very Reverend Roger Bush, admitted some people thought it was strange to open up a Christmas store so early but said he hoped the shop could take advantage of the recent heat wave.

    ‘We’ve had a successful Christmas shop within the cathedral for many years and we’ve found, oddly enough, that during the summer months when we get more visitors, people want to buy good quality Christmas products,’ he said.
    ‘I know it looks a bit odd, culturally, to have Christmas things in the middle of perhaps the hottest time we’ve had for many years, but we do believe there is a demand for this.’
    Reverend Bush, who officially opened the shop, hit back at claims the church was exploiting Christmas in order to make money but said they had to take care when communicating their message.

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    Wowsers any fellow Brits live close by or plan on visiting??
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  2. ClaireLovesChristmas

    ClaireLovesChristmas Christmasologist MMC Lifer

    Bit too far away for me but if i live closer would definitely pay a visit!! x
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  3. Ryan

    Ryan Christmas Podmaster MMC Lifer MMC Donor Christmas Crew

    Really too far away for me, so I don't think I'll be stopping by. cheesy But I wish them well. Thanks for sharing!
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  4. Holiday

    Holiday North Pole Resident MMC Lifer Alum

    Very cool!!! :tree:
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  5. kizzy

    kizzy Santa Clausologist Merry Forums Member

    I'm heading up to Yorkshire in September are there any year round Christmas shops I can look out for?:???:
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  6. Festive Spirit

    Festive Spirit Christmas Royalty MMC Lifer

    None that I know about. I don't think there are many in England which is a shame! Having said that , in sepetmber the shops here usually start putting christmas things out especially the bargain shops!
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  7. Christmasstar

    Christmasstar one Crazy Canadian ! MMC Lifer Christmas Card Exchanger

    what a lovely looking shop! I so agree with them, I love to look for Christmas things in the summer.
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