I heard this was happening but I have to admit, I didn't think it was real. I didn't doubt it would or wouldn't happen, but thought it was just more of a 'haha, what if' type of headline.

Curiosity got the best of me so I did what most might do, went straight to Snopes to find out if it was fact or fiction.

The verdict?


They go on to mention that, as well as Hanukkah, they also discontinued Mardi Gras and Halloween do to what sells well and what they need additional space for. Mardi Gras I can kinda understand, but Halloween? I kinda doubt that.

Even if you order online, keywords like Hanukkah and even Halloween don't show up with any proper items related to those holidays.

Mardi Gras does, however, show a few items that would pertain so all is not lost.

In a statement by the company:

“Due to the need to find additional space for some of our stronger categories as well as our newer ones, the decision was made over the last couple of years to discontinue several seasonal product lines, including Mardi Gras, Halloween and Hanukkah."

Naturally there is going to be a lack of sales for Hanukkah vs. Christmas items, but it's nice to have that option and selection. That would be like going to a grocery store and finding out they no longer sell grape jam because it doesn't sell as well as strawberry.

It's understandable that a store that boasts crafts, home accents, and seasonal items would have Christmas items during the holidays, but even a small selection of items for all holidays would be appreciated and go a long way with the people.

Or, you know, they'll just buy all their Halloween, Hanukkah, and any other holiday items on Amazon. Nothing wrong with that, either. They would shop local if they could, but here we are.

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