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Christmas in July at Dillard's

WICHITA — While shopping for a swimsuit Friday, the day before the Fourth of July, it wasn’t so out of the ordinary to hear Dillard’s playing some patriotic tunes.

But in between the National Anthem and Lee Greenwood’s “Proud to be an American,” I heard the the first Christmas announcements of the season.

That’s right. Of the Christmas season. You know, the one six months from now.

There was something about getting a jump on holiday deals. There also was something about Santa’s helpers, but I wasn’t about to stick around to see if they were actually there.