5 Signs That It's Already Christmas

It’s already the most wonderful time of the year, even if Christmas is more than a month away

Starbucks' new holiday cup has sparked some misguided outrage.

Silver bells, silver bells, it’s… November! Christmas is more than a month away, yet full-on holiday mode is already upon us. As the weather begins to take a turn for the colder and the leaves fall from the trees, it’s certainly nice to look forward to Christmas, but seriously… It’s not even Thanksgiving yet! Here are five ways that Christmas has already arrived.

Starbucks Holiday Cups Have Arrived
in late October, the new crop of Starbucks holiday cups was rolled out, and plenty of controversy followed. Because of the cups’ minimal designs – they’re just red and green – some folks are up in arms because there’s no mention of Christmas. Sigh.

Stores Are in Full-On Christmas Mode
Visit your local supermarket or pharmacy, and you’ll most likely see just how decked out it is.

The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign Has Begun
Every year for the past 125 years, the Salvation Army has sent out an army of volunteers, who ring bells, stand near donation kettles, and get passers-by to donate money. It’s an annual Christmas tradition, and it’s underway.

Ikea Is Selling Christmas Trees
Want an artificial Christmas tree? Visit your nearest Ikea, they’re selling them already.


The Radio City Christmas Spectacular Is Starting
This weekend marks the return of the legendary Radio City Christmas Spectacular, lighting up New York’s Radio City Music Hall every holiday season. If there’s one sign that Christmas is upon us, it’s the Rockettes!