Poll posted by BR Natalie
The early bird catches the worm. This is especially true with shopping - first in, first served.
Which is why some people prefer to shop through the year, picking up bargains in sales months before the big day and helping to ease the financial pressure so often felt during the silly season.
Of course getting Christmas sorted months in advance isn't fool-proof. What the kids were into three months a go might be a distant memory with the new fandangled must have toy released just before Christmas. The clothes you bought in Winter might not be weather appropriate for a Summer Christmas.
Then you get the people who start shopping a month or so before Christmas, checking off the list, yet managing to avoid the high stress levels that come from shopping during the week preceeding Christmas. Maybe they were waiting to pick up bargains in the Black Friday or Cyber Monday sales, or just couldn't face the Christmas festivities too soon.
And then you get the last minute shoppers. Heaving malls, the stress of coming up with the perfect present in record time. The financial dent the wallet is about to experience. These people tell themselves next year they will be more organised...