When it comes to Christmas shopping, New Jersey residents are not afraid to spend, but our rank nationally may surprise you.

We all know how expensive everything is here in the Garden State, so it would stand to reason that our holiday spending ranking would be really high. Well, it is up there, but not as high as you might think.

According to the report at Showbiz Cheat Sheet, the Garden State doesn't even make the top 10. We spend an average of $1089 per capita, and that places us in the #12 spot in the country.

And how about this stat. When you add it up, New Jersey spends about $10 billion around the holidays every year. That's a lot of gift cards, ties and electronics!

For the record, we spend more than any of our neighboring states, including Pennsylvania and New York. Connecticut spends slightly more than we do ($1091 per capita, ranked #11).

Now it's time to absorb all this information and head out there and get all of our last minute shopping done. Go out and shop like the 12th biggest Christmas shopping state we are.

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