Christmas comes early for tree farm

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Even with a few days left to go in November, people are getting into the Christmas spirit early.

"To me, Thanksgiving day is a good time to start thinking about Christmas," Jason Scherrer said.

At Nieman's Christmas Trees in Lexington, the surge of holiday spirit has been great for business.

"If the sales are any indication we're probably about 30% ahead of where we were last year at this time," owner Tom Nieman said.

Some say cutting their own Christmas tree brings back good memories.

"I always had a natural one growing up and I loved it," Amanda Wombles said. "I felt like that smell was Christmas, basically. We thought we'd like it now that we have a little family of our own."

Growers say if the Christmas spirit continues to catch on earlier and earlier, it could mean a shorter selling season down the line.

"Last year was the first time we shut down early and I've never done that before; ever," Tom Nieman said.

Nieman says if the trend continues he expects to be sold out of trees within the next two weeks.