Too early for Christmas decorations?

LETTER TO THE EDITOR:

I WAS flabbergasted to see Christmas decorations displayed in the shopping centre in Sale this week.

It is October!

Why does Christmas have to creep earlier and earlier each year?

I am not a Christmas Grinch and thoroughly enjoy putting up lights on my house each year, but I think we dilute the special nature of the Christmas season by embarking on the display of decorations too early.

Please keep Christmas special and limit the display of decorations until December (or at the earliest, the last week in November).