Surely it's not that time of year already? How can this be?

Report image
Image: 12 signs Christmas is creeping up on you

Via: How the Grinch Stole Christmas / Giphy

You've only just got over the chaos of Halloween and it's happening already: Christmas. We know, we know. It's too soooon. Before you know it, the shopping will be out of control, your diary is full and there's no stopping the mulled wine hangovers and total chaos!

The proceedings are surely kicked off by these guys and their sparkly lorry. Holidays are coming an' all ...

Report image
coca cola

Via: Coca Cola / Tumblr


Prompting this guy to set up camp in your local shopping centre

Report image

Via: Ken Banks / CC BY-SA 2.0 / Flickr: kiwanja


Everyone has started shopping like they are preparing for an apocalypse

Report image


And supermarket shelves have never seemed so full

Report image


Every public space has started to smell of cinnamon and gingerbread 

Report image

Via: Owl Pacino / CC BY-SA 2.0 / Flickr: owlpacino


Your chocolate consumption has rapidly super-sized

Report image

pravin.premkumar / CC BY-SA 2.0 / Flickr: pravin8


And this is now a perfectly acceptable working breakfast

Report image
lindt breakfast

Joel Bez / CC BY-SA 2.0 / Flickr: lejoe


There suddenly appear abundant bowls of nuts that will follow you around for months


Your entire diet now consists of cocktail sausages and smoked salmon blinis

Report image


Oh look, Nigella's got her festive cardie on

Report image

Via: Biba Bibi / Nigella Lawson / Youtube


And Jamie's sporting some preposterously overstated knitwear

Report image


And of course there's the greatest test of your endurance – never-ending Christmas carols. Everywhere. All the time.

Report image
christmas music

Via: The Grinch who Stole Christmas / Giphy

Don't you just feel jolly already? 


Did someone say festive office nibbles? Try making these supercute Christmas cupcakes.