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While some of us are still running around trying to finish our holiday shopping, here's a head's up on where to score the best after-Christmas deals of 2020 here in Minnesota.

Most of us have figured out by now that you can grab some serious deals on Christmas decorations, lights, wrapping paper and more right after the big day is done. (My wife and I say we're going to upgrade our Christmas tree lights during various after-Christmas sale every year, but we have yet to pull it off, though this might be the year we actually do it...)

According to DealsNews.com, there are some other serious deals to be had right after Christmas is done this year too. Although, as DealsNews points out, you might not have to wait until December 26th to get some of these deals.

"Despite their name, After Christmas sales can start before Christmas itself. In 2018, we saw the first of these events pop up on December 21. Last year, however, the first sale we saw arrived on December 25. Because Black Friday sales began so early this year, we wouldn't be surprised to see post-Christmas sales kick off early once again," the site said.

So, whether you're looking for some last-minute gifts or stocking-stuffers for this year or are getting a headstart on those After-Christmas sales, DealsNews says these are the hot categories to check here in 2020 in Minnesota:

Holiday Decor - The site says you can look for savings of up to 75% on things like artificial trees, light strings and more at several different stores.

Clothing - If you're looking for one of the better offers for 2020, the site says to hit up Joe's New Balance Outlet, where shoppers could take an extra 30% off final markdowns.

Video games - DealsNews says you might want to "keep an eye out for the Steam Winter Sale, which usually starts a few days before Christmas and runs through early January. And watch for stores like Target to take an extra 25% off select video games, and for Nintendo to have another Christmas sale; it took up to 90% off in its eShop last year," it noted.

Electronics - When it comes to deals on electronics for 2020, DealsNews says to check out AmazonDell Home, Walmart, B&H Photo Video, and of course, eBay to find some pretty good sales this year.

And while we're talking about shopping, did you score the big things you wanted this year? Remember what some of those must-have items were when we were growing up? Keep scrolling to check out some of the hottest Christmas gifts, toys and fads from the last 100 years!

Listen to Curt St. John from 6 to 10 a.m. on Quick Country 96.5
and from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on 103.9 The Doc

CHECK THEM OUT: 100 years of Christmas toys, gifts and fads

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