Stores are already stocking their Christmas wares. Stores like Walmart, Kmart, and Toys R Us are already posting their "must-have" toy list. Have your kids told you what is on their Christmas list yet? I try to start shopping and planning early, so I ask the kids early what they want. In years past, I have driven myself crazy trying to get everything on their list. When they're making their list, I try to keep it in line and make sure they're not hoping for something really expensive and just not possible. So far this year, my 9-year-old and 11-year-old are wanting a DSiXL or a 3DSXL, whichever they can get. Their current DSs are about wore out. In fact, my son's is broken. My teenage boys are pretty easy to shop for. They usually want Xbox games and stuff like that. We'll see how much "Santa" has to spend. I know the stores are pushing the Furby, but for $50+ -- it ain't happening, even if the kids want it. My kids are pretty money smart, so they know they'd rather have the $50+ spent on something more enjoyable.