Tis the season, and now it's mere weeks away. With all that we've been through here at the Shore, November was just a blur. So here we are, knocking on December's door.

We've had a our chances to get some shopping done, We had Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and apparently, sales were up, so that's good news. But as I talk to people about their shopping, it seems that everybody is a little behind, so I wanted to get a picture of how much holiday shopping has been done at the Shore so far.

It goes without saying that after Sandy, being behind in shopping is hardly a problem compared to what some of our neighbors are dealing with. Of course they are always in our thoughts, and for those fortunate enough to be getting out shopping this holiday season, keep those who were devastated in your mind when you see opportunities to make donations to those in need of some help.