Christmas Tree Shops were founded in 1970 in Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts, by Doreen and Chuck Bilezikian. The name comes from the original concept of three stores in one; The Front Shop, The Back Shop, and The Barn Shop. This is why the name is called Christmas Trees Shops, rather than the singular “Shop”.
The company operates a chain of discount stores offering everything from patio furniture to blankets, food to toys, household goods to Christmas items. The focus is on Christmas items, including lights, decorations, and trees, but the company sells a very wide variety of just about everything under the sun.
Christmas Tree Shops has 83 locations and was purchased by Bed, Bath & Beyond in 2003. The company operates as a fully owned subsidiary.