Holiday hype? ‘Non-Christmas’ ad wants you in the Christmas spirit

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They are more than 3 months away, but one big retailer is hoping shoppers start thinking about the holidays.

From the chain that brought us the talked about ads- ‘Ship my Pants,’ and ‘Big Gas Savings,’ Kmart is now turning our attention to Old Saint Nick and presents!

The ad above starts by saying, “It’s too early for Christmas, so just to be clear, this is not a Christmas commercial.”

The “non” Christmas ad includes many holiday references, including a yule log, a Christmas tree and Santa Claus.

According to the National Retail Federation,  last year  almost 40 percent of Americans started holiday shopping before Halloween.

Kmart is currently running a promotion that offers customers a chance to layaway items with no money down through September 20.

There are currently more than 100 days until Christmas.