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Kohl’s Substitutes A Green Screen For Santa

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crying santaWondering when to tell the kids that Santa isn’t real?

Not to worry, mom and dad, Kohl’s has you covered.

This year, the chain is replacing Santa with a green screen.

Stores will feature free “Snapshots With Santa” stations where you can line the kids up in front of a green screen, snap a picture and then, using Kohl’s Snapshots With Santa app, superimpose a “unique” holiday background, complete with Santa, onto the photo.

The kids never actually see Santa, sit on his lap or tell him what they want for Christmas –  which means you won’t get any of those cherished keepsake images of your child smiling up at Old St. Nick, or screaming in terror at the sight of him. (Those shots are pretty special too.)

Instead, you “skip long lines waiting to visit Santa at the mall” (as Kohl’s promo says), and get a virtual shot of a virtual visit with a virtual Santa.

Nothing real about that.

The app, (available in November at Kohls.com/MyPhoto), will allow you to share the photos via social media or email and order holiday cards through Shutterfly.


Kohl’s, Macy’s, JC Penney Will Open On Thanksgiving Day

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kohls-logoBetter plan to get the the turkey in the oven quick. Another major retailer is opening on Thanksgiving Day.

Kohl’s stores will open doors at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day and remain open for 28 hours straight. (Stores will be open from 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 28, through midnight Friday, Nov. 29.)

Last week, Macy’s and JC Penney both announced plans to open most stores at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day as well. The Thursday openings may take some stream out of the traditional Black Friday doorbuster deals.

“Shopping over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend has become a much-anticipated tradition enjoyed with friends and family,” said Michelle Gass, Kohl’s chief customer officer. “As many customers are eager to get a jumpstart on their shopping, we are opening our stores at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day as a convenience to our customers who want to make Kohl’s their first stop.