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Last Updated: Tuesday, 8 August 2006, 12:24 GMT 13:24 UK
Harrods in early Christmas launch
Father Christmas arrives at Harrods to launch Harrods' Christmas range
A number of department stores are releasing their festive range
Shoppers are being tempted by Christmas gifts as Harrods launches its festive range four months early.

Santa Claus made a guest appearance on Tuesday at the store in west London to publicise the display, which takes up around 15,000 square foot of the store.

A spokeswoman for the Knightsbridge store said it always launched the Christmas collection in early August after the summer sales.

Selfridges launches its Christmas range this week, and John Lewis on 1 October.




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