Well, it happens earlier every year around here, and no, I'm not talking about Native American Summer or the first snowfall.
The first Christmas lights are up in our neighborhood.
Second week of November, and those red, green, blue and yellow C-9s are blazing away in the house down around the corner in that part of the main road that got cut off and turned into a court. But I cut through there on the way to the grocery store or drug store, and I was surprised to see the lights on so soon.
The other night at WalMart, we saw the new Peanuts® Front Yard Nativity Set, perfect for holiday decoration. I can't wait. Even more so than the first day of school, the holidays are really the most wonderful time of the year.