I haven't bought a single Christmas present yet, and I'm afraid I'm too late. At my nearby StuffMart, all the Christmas decorations were up on October 6th. Kids who went trick-or-treating around here got candy canes and chocolate reindeer. When I went in StuffMart yesterday, I saw the stockers unpacking Valentine's Day cards, and there was a pallet of Cadbury Egg boxes on the back dock.
I try not to be paranoid, but if the suntan lotion display shows up on January 1, I'm going to seriously think that Dr. Evil has a giant space magnet which is tilting the earth off its axis.