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Is It Too Early For Christmas Decorations?

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    Is It Too Early For Christmas Decorations?
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    LONDON - OCTOBER 30: People look into the window of Selfridges as the store unveils its new Christmas display on October 29, 2008 in London, England. Featuring Santa Claus in the windows for the first time in over 40 years, the iconic department store's annual festive display has been a part of London Christmas retailing for nearly 100 years. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

    I stopped by the neighborhood Walgreens a few days ago to pick up a Red Bull when I stopped to look at the Halloween decorations. Passing by, one of those stupid motion activated devices started laughing at me, and, yes, I'll admit, I was slightly frightened.

    The clerk saw this before I came over to check out and mentioned, "Yeah, I get scared by them, too. I'll be glad when we can take them down."

    After handing me a receipt, she continued saying, "The day after Halloween, we'll pull all this to one side, mark it down and then put up the Christmas stuff."

    I commented, "Seems like everyone's putting up the decorations earlier and earlier."

    She pointed above the shelves of Halloween treats, where they'd put the pre-lit mini trees, boxes of inflatable snow globes, and more plastic light-up angels than I'd ever seen. "Those come down and get set up the day after Halloween."

    I traveled by that same Walgreens this morning, at 6:30 AM, and, yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus in the window.

    So the question is: Is it too early for Christmas decorations? Vote in the poll above and feel free to leave your comments below.