It seems the holidays arrive earlier and earlier each year, don't it?
Last year, Easter eggs went on sale on December 30th.
Today, with a warm September sun bathing the city in late-summer warmth, in Marks & Spencer in Dublin I observed that "Seasonal Mince Pies" and snowflake-bedecked displays were once more in evidence, with a mere 110 shopping days left to Christmas.
A cursory glance at the 'sell-by' date on the mince pies suggested they'd best be eaten by the 30th of September.
Happy holidays, everyone...