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story.lead_photo.caption A woman loads groceries into her vehicle at a Walmart store in Pearl, Miss., in March. Walmart announced Tuesday that its stores and Sam’s Clubs will be closed Thanksgiving Day this year.
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Walmart Inc. will deliver Christmas trees to customers' homes for the first time this year as many shoppers choose to buy online during the coronavirus pandemic.

Both fresh-cut and potted trees are available at, and free delivery is offered on many items. Customers also can order Christmas greenery and plants such as poinsettias and amaryllis, the retailer said in a news release. Delivery can be scheduled at the customer's convenience.

In addition, Walmart is partnering with home services firm Handy to hang Christmas lights on homes. Installation costs $129 for one-story homes and $199 for two-story homes. Handy also will remove the lights after Christmas for an additional fee.

Also, home-improvement retailers Lowe's and Home Depot are offering free delivery of Christmas trees this year, citing customers' preference to shop from the safety of their homes. Both companies require that orders be placed online. And Lowe's requires a minimum order of $45.

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