When it comes to after Christmas sales and deals it is very important for costumers to understand that retailers have no idea what will be left over after the major holiday. If it were up to the retailers there would be no after Christmas sales at all as this would prove that the sell through was great for the holiday. For American customers this is never the case as there are always some items that are left over that did not sell leading up to Christmas Eve. Each year billions of dollars are spent on Christmas Eve alone but there are still many major retailers that are left with extra merchandise.WalMart is without a doubt the largest retailer in the country and they often have quite a bit of Christmas merchandise. After the holiday this retailer tends to have quite a few Christmas items left over for great sales and deals. As a customer it might be a good idea to check the local retailers and see who has the most inventory and this will help to tell the story of who will also have the best after Christmas sales and deals come December 26.Remember that many of these items are deeply discounted because they tend to be items that are not regularly at the store. With this being the case look for many products that are solely Christmas related to see steep discounts. Some of these items could include candy, wrapping paper and Christmas decorations. If you are looking for TVs, computers or digital cameras you might be out of luck as these items are usually held over for Valentine’s gift ideas. It is often the case that most of these items are also regular items in the store so they simply go back to the stock room or are packed onto the basic shelf.Over the next several weeks many people will begin to think about Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals and sales. While there are some great opportunities to pick up some cheap Christmas gift ideas during these sales it is likely the case that nothing beats the savings of after Christmas sales. Unfortunately, most children and loved ones do no want to wait until December 26th, 2010 to open up their Christmas presents. It could be the case that you can save on items that will be used next year such as wrapping paper or lawn decorations.