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A common term used by department and discount merchants to denote various types of holiday materials (not only Christmas).

The popularity of cheap, theme decoration merchandise has spawned a new industry based almost entirely of these items. Amazingly, there are even entire shops dedicated to singular holidays (most commonly being Christmas) that not only survive the rent and traffic of a standard mall, but also have managed to prosper and grow.

From my own experience, working at a Wal-Mart distribution center, I can say that most Trim-A-Tree merchandise is cheap junk manufactured in China and shipped en masse to the distribution centers in order to cannonball it into the stores. In short, it is practically pure profit.

Typical Trim-A-Tree items may include:

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