Have you ever walked into a store in September and seen all the Christmas decorations and items on the shelve and said, "It seems like they put out the Christmas stuff earlier and earlier?" Well, this year you'd be right.

Most retail outlets are jumping the Christmas Gun a full month earlier than last year.
According to USA Today, Costco rolled out their Christmas Merchandise on September 1st. Look for Home Depot, JC Penny and Walmart to join the 'jingle jangle' by the end of the month.

The reason? More than 1 in 3 shoppers-including over 40% of Women-plan on having their Christmas shopping done by Halloween.
This, of course, is good news for me and the rest of the male population as we all wait til the last minute to do our Christmas shopping, so the stores shouldn't be too busy.