Yuletide spirit takes hold today, but so too the urge to shop online, with Christmas Day steals and deals in place to urge shoppers to spend more.
As for how the Church of England feels about Christmas consumerism, that news reportedly came from Steve Jenkins, a church spokesman, who, according to a report posted by The Telegraph, said:
"I think the important thing is that people enjoy Christmas Day. Jesus wasn't born to make us all miserable, it's not about denial. Everybody has spare time on Christmas Day. In the old days they would sit around the radio, today they've sitting around the tablet, smartphone and computer. It's not like going to the shop, buying something and bringing it home. It doesn't detract hugely from the day.
If you are so inclined, it's not hard to find Christmas Day deals. A quick search staring at 2 a.m. Christmas Day noted the following:
- Best Buy — Three-day sale, Dec. 25-27, noted online. Stores closed Christmas Day. Fre shippings. Deals include 15 percent off iPhone gift cards; Microsoft Office Home and Student, $99.99 (save $50); and Turtle Beach Ear Force DPX21 Headset for PlayStation 3, $79.99 (save $40).
- Kohl's — Christmas Blitz & Clearance, 60 to 70 percent 0ff. online exclusive, extra 20 percent off Christmas Day. Promo Code: JINGLEBELLS. Spend at least $50 and shipping is free. Details online.
- Kmart — Merry Christmas Sale, today and online only, featuring free shipping on orders $40 or more. Extra 15 percent off shoes and buy one, get one 50 percent off. Also, extra 10 percent off furniture, for the home, bed and bath, fitness and sporting goods, patio furniture, auto, small kitchen appliances, do-it-yourself (DIY) and tools. An extra 5 percent off grills. Details online.
- Bealls — Valid through Dec. 25, save 15 percent on orders of $50 or more (code: FABULOUS) plus orders ship for just $5.
Will you join the masses expected to shop online Christmas Day?
According to The Telegraph report, searches for the best deals are predicted to peak between 1 and 2 p.m., "as most families prepare to sit down to Christmas dinner, with new owners of iPads, tablets and laptops hitting the sales, a survey of more than 2,000 adults showed." .
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