It seems that as soon as Halloween ends, Christmas advertisizing gets a burst of life - even if it's over a month away. Heck, even weeks before Halloween you'll start seeing ads for Xmas stuff, just not the decorations so much. Being someone surrounded by these crazy people who start buying Christmas presents months in advance, I have to wonder: How do you guys handle your Xmas shopping? (If you do any at all) I'm at the age now where I do have a bit of extra cash left over and should be giving back to the family, but I still leave my present shopping to the last minute every year. It isn't much of a surprise considering my procrastinator attitude towards many other things in life (whether I like it or not). Yeah, yeah, Christmas is just another consumer whore-ish holiday nowadays. Common knowledge. Don't make a rant out of it And if you're someone who makes their presents, how soon do you start putting them together?