I have this morning received an email from Tesco.
The first sentence reads:
"With Christmas less than a week away, its time to think about all those last-minute buys."
Now, I know I am a bit slow at getting started with my Christmas shopping, but moving Christmas nearer is not going to win brownie points for anyone.
I have used a number of reference points and am fairly confident that Christmas Day is on 25th December. Today is 12th December.