I often do not think much about Christmas until Thanksgiving or Black Friday. I used to always put the tree up on Black Friday but lately my kids want to put it up while the turkey is in the oven on Thanksgiving. I usually say ok since it is only a day early. I am not one that is good at buying the presents early, that usually starts in December for me.
I love thinking about Christmas! I actually think it's a good time to start getting any presents that are on sale - but I don't think I would tell my son because it's still really far away! But there are a lot of good end of summer sales going on, and that's a chance to get some good Christmas presents, especially if you live in a place you can be outside all year. I just got a great sand and water table for 40% off on Amazon because I think not many people are buying them now - but we're in California and can use it all year!