The first time I saw Christmas items in Costco… in September… I gasped. Though I love a Christmas bargain as much as the next person (and buy most of my decorations on December 26th), there's something plain wrong about shopping for them in September. And while there's no stopping commerce, on principle, I've waited until October to start the holiday crush. With only!?! 84 shopping days left, there are a few reasons to start planning your holiday decor now. One is the early-bird discounts, like those offered on these trees. If you're in the market for an artificial Christmas Tree, check out BalsamHill.com, the best overall trees as rated by Good Housekeeping. Save 5% with coupon code LS1P001 through December 10, 2008.