It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas (really)
Published: November 2, 2012 09:28AM
Updated: November 5, 2012 09:46AM
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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.