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Christmas Can Wait

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It’s fair to say that most retailers treat Thanksgiving like the Rodney Dangerfield of holidays. Long before the turkey and trimmings make it to the table, the sales floor is decked out for the arrival of Santa and his sleigh. You can envision Tom Turkey with his wings folded, asking for a little respect!

But that’s not the case at Nordstrom. In fact, the Seattle-based department store has a long-standing policy of not decorating for Christmas until the day after Thanksgiving. This year is no different, according to spokesman Colin Johnson, who says the company plans to honor its now unique tradition.

Facebook users have been posting and reposting a sign that appeared in the store’s windows last year. It reads: “at Nordstrom…We won’t be decking out halls until Friday, Nov. 27. Why? Well, we just like the idea of celebrating one holiday at a time.”

Judging from the widespread sentiments being expressed on Facebook, shoppers support that way of thinking. Will other retailers follow their cue next year?