Whether you find it annoying or just a sign of the season, Christmas decorations appear to be popping up all over town near malls and stores.
Owners hope it brings your bucks to their businesses.
But with the fiscal cliff looming and the possibility many will pay higher taxes next year, some are changing their shopping habits.
Following President Obama's re-election and maintaining a Republican-held house, the Dow dropped more than two percent.
Experts believe it may fall further if a federal fiscal agreement can't be reached soon.