Surely it's not that time of year already? How can this be?
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 ...
Prompting this guy to set up camp in your local shopping centre
Everyone has started shopping like they are preparing for an apocalypse
And supermarket shelves have never seemed so full
Every public space has started to smell of cinnamon and gingerbread
Your chocolate consumption has rapidly super-sized
And this is now a perfectly acceptable working breakfast
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
Oh look, Nigella's got her festive cardie on
And Jamie's sporting some preposterously overstated knitwear
And of course there's the greatest test of your endurance – never-ending Christmas carols. Everywhere. All the time.
Don't you just feel jolly already?
Did someone say festive office nibbles? Try making these supercute Christmas cupcakes.