It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas (really)
Published: November 2, 2012 09:28AM
Updated: November 5, 2012 09:46AM
Workers attach tie down cables to the Christmas Tree, as they prepare for the holiday season in Campus Martius Park in downtown Detroit on Thursday Nov. 1, 2012, (AP Photo/The Detroit News, Steve Perez)

It’s three weeks until Thanksgiving, but the consumer Christmas onslaught has begun.

The Cricket notes the following as evidence:

• KOSY 106.5 FM has switched from its usual “lite” programming to wall-to-wall Christmas music, which will last through December. (Rival station KSFI, alias FM 100, hasn’t flipped the switch yet, but it will.)

• Supermarkets have boxed up the Halloween inventory and filled the seasonal shelves with Christmas stuff.

• The made-in-Utah holiday movie “Christmas Oranges” starts a one-week run today at the Megaplex Theatres, ahead of its DVD release on Tuesday.

Have you seen other evidence of an early Christmas? Mention them in the comments below.