Here in the UK it's usually in September when Christmas ads start playing on TV and restaurants and hotels start advertising for Christmas meals.
However - i have noticed in the past few weeks that they are showing the very occasional Christmas advert on TV - usually the kids channels and the hotel i stay in most weeks when i am working away are already taking reservations for Christmas meals and parties. There are also a few places in and around the city centre where i live also advertising christmas stuff . .
So - has anyone noticed the same thing in their part of the world?!