Like-for-like sales rose 7%. Additional growth came from new e-commerce sales and takings at Bent's Liverpool One Christmas shop.
Bent said revenues were ahead by 2% at the end of October, but a strong Christmas sales should push the growth up to 5% for the 12 months to January 31, at £13.5m.
The firm stocked 80,000 lines for Christmas, including more than 1,000 types of lights and over 100 types of trees.
Christmas decorations, gift wrap, scented candles, Santa figures, hampers, outdoor lights, gifts, personalised cards and pre-lit artificial trees were among the best-sellers.
Pre-lit, artificial trees which outsold real trees, three to one.
Bents has attracted 1.2m visitors in its financial year to date, a rise of 2% on the previous 12 months.
Matthew Bent forecast growth of 2% for 2012.
Bents is to start a £10m expansion programme to add more retail space and expand production at its nursery.