I saw it. It was as clear as cloudless day. There was no hiding it, and I don't have that great of eyesight. My children saw it too. It was shelved behind the Halloween costumes and grotesque statues of skeletons with blood oozing from their hands. It was next to the Halloween candy and on the other side of the gardening supplies.
I saw Christmas lights, in boxes, on shelves, ready to be purchased by those who plan ahead WAY too much.
Am I ready? Not a chance.
It's one day at a time, not one holiday at a time. Yikes.