I begin my Christmas shopping in the early part of June. I prefer to shop in the Alexandria Mall because I can park in one place and shop is so many stores. I don't have to keep parking and leaving and parking again.
I usually find some good bargains this time of year too.
My theory is that it is never too early to start Christmas shopping. I have married into a large family and need the extra time to space out my purchases. I find that buying a gift or two a payday makes it much easier on my pocket book.
Shopping in the Alexandria Mall also makes it easier on my pocketbook by saving me travel time and gas by not having to drive from one store to another.