Christmas Creep: Besides Kmart, Which Retailers Are Pushing the Holidays Way Too Early?

Looking forward to the holidays? No, not Halloween. Or Veteran's Day. We're talking about The Holidays. As in the ones that take place in December ... four months from now.

Kmart can hardly contain itself. The company made headlines when it aired a holiday ad promoting its layaway program a whopping 105 days before Christmas. (Speaking of "Christmas creep," the commercial featured a larger-than-life gingerbread man tiptoeing up behind an office worker. Gah!)

Kmart isn't the only pre-season offender. So with the sun barely set on Labor Day -- and temperatures hovering around 90 degrees here in Alexandria, Va., at Motley Fool headquarters -- we got into the early holiday spirit to highlight the three biggest premature Christmas promoters.

The smartest shoppers don't just look for bargains on store shelves. They snap up shares of the best-run, best-positioned retailers -- the ones that reward shareholders year-round. You can read about the 3 Companies Ready to Rule Retail in The Motley Fool's special report. Uncovering these top picks is free today; just click here to read more.

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