Christmas Tree Shops is a retail chain that sells Christmas season goods, including food, toys, household furnishings, and Christmas decorations. Originally founded on Cape Cod in 1970, Christmas Tree Shops has now grown into a nation-wide, multi-million dollar company that's become synonymous with bargain Christmas shopping in some areas.
Each "Christmas Tree Shops" location (yes, it's plural) is composed of three small stores: the Front Shop, the Back Shop, and the Barn Shop, each of which carry different merchandise. The original stores in Cape Cod was a bit of a local phenomenon and tourist attraction due to its colonial architecture. Unfortunately, it closed in 2007.
Christmas Tree Shops was acquired by Bed Bath an Beyond in 2003, leading to a handful of store closures around the country.
Some of the Christmas Tree Shops are branded as andThat! stores to avoid confusion from a generic Christmas shop.