That's right; I do like this time of the year.
Folk will of course grumble that it's too early to talk about Christmas until whichever point they feel the festive season should suddenly go from being a dirty secret to a full blown tinsel-fest. To those people I say 'fair enough but should there then be a referendum on when it should be then allowed to mention Santa and mangers and such.
For some the start of the twelve days is where it's at; for others the onset of December is the kick-off:- Frankly, I'd happily wish anyone a merry 'un if they were to approach me with a 'ho-ho-ho' any time in the weeks building up to the big day. There is however a contingent of the populace out there with a somewhat disturbing marker of Yuletide's approach.
The first appearance of a winter themed Coca-Cola ad.
One has to question a series of motivations in this instance. Firstly, why a commercial? Not only the very thing that tends to be much maligned at any other time but also just that:- A company's showcase to shift more of its product. Secondly, why Coca-Cola of all things? Whatever one might think of the slew of advertisements from the supermarkets and dubious hamper merchants, at least they tend to be pushing Christmas specific wares.