But fear not.
As I walked through London mid November, the lights were up in Regent and Oxford Streets.
Last weekend I braved London's Southbank Market to do a little inspired present shopping.
Mum's annual cross-the-miles Advent Calendar arrived last week in plenty of time.
This year's theme is The Nutcracker and instead of chocolates or gifts, each window contains a little booklet which tells a part of the story.
Today, the Gidday tree went up and got all adorned with the trinkets from my travels (note to self: if one wants to travel next year and collect more bright, shiny objects, buy a bigger tree)...
...and the Christmas paper has been unearthed from its new home following last week's frenzy of post-Freecycle nesting.
So my festive spirit has risen from the dust and left-over packing boxes to announce
there are just 20 sleeps to go until Christmas!
I'll bet you thought I forgot.