Christmas puddings, tin cans and specialty cheeses are stacked. Streams of colorful ornaments and fairy lights flash on the main streets. The festive smell of hot cinnamon fills the air. It can only mean one thing – Christmas is coming.
We may still be waiting for John Lewis's announcement.
And the dates of the Coca Cola truck UK tour have not yet been announced.
But this Christmas sensation is in the air and Express.co.uk is counting the days.
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10 curiosities about Christmas
In the Middle Ages, Christmas celebrations were loud and shrill – just like today's Mardi Gras.
From 1659 to 1681, the celebration of Christmas was banned in Boston.
Rudolph, "the most famous reindeer of all," was the product of Robert L May's imagination in an attempt to attract customers to the Montgomery Ward department store.
"Jingle Bells" was written for Thanksgiving, not for Christmas.
The first artificial Christmas tree was created with goose feathers dyed green.
The first recorded Christmas celebration date on December 25 was 336.
The word Christmas is a contraction of the "Mass of Christ", derived from the Cristemasse of Middle English.
The tradition of tangerine socks comes from twelfth-century French nuns who left socks full of fruits, nuts and mandarins in the homes of the poor.
Boxing Day gets its name from all the money raised in the church's alms boxes for the poor.
The first commercial Christmas cards were commissioned by civil servant Sir Henry Cole in London in 1843.
Christmas Weather Forecast
Weather Outlook says, "Recent production of seasonal computer models generally points to a milder than average winter."
The Met Office says snow may be unlikely, as Christmas is only at the beginning of the period when it is likely to snow.
The weather agency adds that the United Kingdom is more likely to see snow between January and March than in December.
But Jessica O'Reilly of Ladbrokes said, "With temperatures dropping for those who dream of a white Christmas this year, they may be lucky."
Ladbrokes Latest Bets
Snow falls anywhere in the United Kingdom on Christmas Day – 10/11
Winter 2019 will be the coldest ever recorded – 5/2