Christmas ... You're doing it wrong! At least, you're starting WAY too early. December 25 is the BEGINNING of the Christmas season. For 4 Sundays prior to that, you should be observing the season of Advent, which is a season of fasting, similar to Lent. Advent has been observed in the Christian Church since the 4th Century.
But everyone wants to skip Advent, and go directly to Christmas. I heard Christmas music on the radio this year, 4 days before Halloween. That is ridiculous. Trust me, Christmas is much more meaningful and profound if you observe the 4 weeks of Advent leading up to it.
To illustrate my point, I've taken a drag racing "Christmas Tree" (which is what drag racers call the timing lights at the starting line) and turned it into an "Advent Tree". The 3rd set of bulbs is rose-coloured for Gaudete (Rejoice) Sunday.