Christmas comes early for shoppers in Oxford Street
A Christmas bauble Customers can paint their own baubles should they wish, the store says
One of the country's top stores is to start its Christmas trading 145 days before the holiday.
Selfridges in Oxford Street will launch its Christmas season on 2 August - its earliest-ever start for the store.
People keen to plan ahead can purchase trees, crackers, fairy lights or even a £500 life-size donkey.
The store said previous sales had shown some customers, especially overseas tourists, started thinking about Christmas during August.