November. It seems like October ends and November 1st marks the official start of the holiday season. Overwhelming really, with the smell of cinnamon sticks, the sea of green, holiday lights strung from every house and building in the neighborhood, and of course 'Jingle Bells' playing the moment you open the doors of any retailer. But is it too early to 'Deck the Halls'?
I scoped out a few holiday sites last year, but it was in December when the Christmas season was in full swing. Each year, it seems more and more that Christmas trees and gift wrap are being put on the shelves just as early as the pumpkins and costumes. So to start off the last two months of the year with cheer, I want to do a little net surfing to see who has already kicked their sites into high gear, and already shouting fa la la la la for 2010!
First stop, the malls. I mean, this is where you'll be spending most of your time over the next several weeks, right? So they need to get an early start at reeling in the crowds.