Halloween is over. You know what that means - Christmas is right around the corner! Well, kind of (who needs Thanksgiving anyway, right?).

A month ago I bemoaned the fact that we were still weeks away from Halloween and stores were already deploying their Christmas sections.

But Halloween is over now, and if we're being honest there isn't a whole lot of marketing that can go into Thanksgiving, so the full-on Christmas push is on.

As of this writing, the countdown to Christmas Day is 54 days.

To get everyone in the mood, Santa Claus himself is kicking off the season at the Ocean County Mall as we head into the first weekend of November.

As The Man in Red sets up shop starting this Friday, November 4th, this year you can even make a visit with Santa work with your schedule. The Ocean County Mall is allowing families to schedule a photo appointment with Santa in advance (which you can do by clicking here).

So what do you think, are you now in full Christmas mode? Will you be seeing St. Nick at the Ocean County Mall? Join the conversation in the comments section!


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