Yesterday, I popped into Starbucks...and they already had red cups. Then At Whole Foods I found they had their holiday bags in full force. Thus begins my yearly month of grumpiness because it's not Christmas yet people!
But SOME Christmas things need preparation. Fruit bread for example. Or my three jars of brandied fruits happily stewing away in the cabinet. And trans-oceanic Christmas Secret Santa book clubs: they need preparation too!