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Walmart Is Launching This Service For The First Time This Holiday Season

To keep customers and employees safe, the store is offering these two things on their website.

Usually, Walmart is a go-to retailer for all the food needed to fill plates on Thanksgiving and light up houses and living rooms for the holidays. Yet, the coronavirus pandemic is changing the season drastically—and the supermarket chain wants to make some traditions a little safer for families by offering them right on its website.

Right now customers can browse through a selection of holiday plants fit for any home, including live 3-to 5-foot-tall fresh-cut or potted Christmas trees. Once the ideal evergreen for your home is in the online cart and purchased, Walmart will deliver the Christmas tree at a time of your choosing. Other festive plants are also available, according to the announcement. Get all the greenery, poinsettias, Amaryllis, Norfold Island Pine, and more you'll need to make your home a winter wonderland. But that's not all! (Looking for something new to bake this year? Here are 15 Classic American Desserts That Deserve a Comeback.)

"And while lights definitely make the holidays more merry and bright, who really wants to untangle the strands, climb the ladder and worry they will suffer the same fate as Clark Griswold?" says TJ Stallbaumer, of Walmart Corporate Affairs, in the announcement. "Walmart, in partnership with Handy, will hang your lights for you. Don't have lights? No worries. Lights of every variety are available on and can be purchased alongside an installation."

It costs $129 for the professionals to set up lights for a single-story home, and $199 for two-story homes. They'll also take them down, too, for just $99 and $159 once the holidays are over.

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Amanda McDonald
Amanda is a staff writer for Eat This, Not That!. Read more
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