Of course it's not too early to mention Christmas. The shops have beaten you to it. I have bought presents as well, just for our little granddaughter. Our older boys ( perhaps that should say men!) Well they just want money, so that's sorted. No Christmas cake though.
Never drive faster than your guardian angel can fly.
I am not doing anything remotely Christmassy until December this year! I always buy stuff in advance then it clutters up my spare room for months, so this year it will be more last minute. It will be an odd one for us anyway as 12 months since we lost OH's gran. I am working between Xmas and New Year too, and mum comes to us for Xmas dinner. To jazz it up I think I will serve it (and maybe even cook it too) in the new van!! lol