I also think about Christmas all year long, but it really kicks in late June & July. I start to get bit by the bug during our annual town festival, which is the last weekend in June. We have a large craft show with lot's of Christmas items. Then in July when it is sooooo hot outside, I love to watch a good snowy Christmas movie!
(Not that I'll be ready for it to get cold again...it's just a little hiatus for me)
And of course there is Christmas in July....I love Christmas in July! One year our local hardware had a big Christmas in July sale. My hubby went crazy over sale items that year (and he is a bah hum bug) & we had so much fun, since then every year I get all Christmassy in July!! Too bad my hubby has never repeated his Christmas enthusiasm in July since! Ah well...maybe one of these years... BUT
for some reason, this year I think I have already been bit!! I have been in such a Christmas mood the last week or 2!! I don't know what or why, but I've got the holiday spirit!!!
Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace & goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.