Halloween is still 3 1/2 weeks away. Thanksgiving is 7 weeks away, and Christmas is still 81 days from the time that I'm writing this. But that hasn't stopped the Christmas shopping displays from showing up across the shore.

The photo above is from the BJ's Wholesale Club on Route 37 in Toms River.

Wow, they have their Christmas display up early, right?

The more amazing part of that photo is the fact that I took it almost three weeks ago.

I don't know what day they put it up exactly, but they had Christmas ready to go a full 14 weeks ahead of the holiday itself.

I've also been getting emails from shopping centers announcing the dates for Santa's arrival.

For example, Freehold Raceway Mall sent out an email a few days ago to announce not only Santa's November 11th arrival, but to tease the all new, high tech "Santa HQ Experience" for this year.

Here, take a look:


It's a conversation that we have every year but I feel like we're having it earlier than ever this time - is it too early for Christmas? Comment below and weigh in!


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