Thanksgiving tradition for many includes Christmas tree shopping

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Thanksgiving isn’t even over yet, but some folks already have Christmas on their minds!

Christmas trees and wreaths are already on sale at the old Varsity Theatres location on University Avenue.

We caught many taking advantage of the holiday to get a head start on Christmas and take home a tree.

“I’m glad to get it done and come early and get the best ones. We try to do this every Thanksgiving. It’s kind of a tradition since the kids have been born,” said Kakaako resident Andrew Stewart.

Owner Richard Tajiri also operates a lot near Toys “R” Us in Aiea.

“It’s always fun, the reaction. Hawaii people are really into the Christmas trees. They want a nice full tree. They want it fresh. These were cut really late,” Tajiri said.

If you’re getting a tree this year, you might want to get yours early. Tajiri says he expects to sell out of trees by mid-December.

He offers the following tip: “I always recommend people take it home and wash the tree. Shoot it all down, that way you get the rubbish out. Don’t take it in the house without washing it. We wash it here too for people, but lot of people don’t want to wet their cars, so they take it home and wash it.”

University Avenue

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