Not wanting to wish away the summer but it's just six months exactly or 183 days until Christmas Day and High Street stores are already looking at what will be big this festive period.
None more so than toy shops which do most of their trade over the winter months.
From a new look Tracey Island from Thunderbirds to yet more Disney Frozen toys, Christmas lists are already being written.
So which toys are expected to dominate the market this year?
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Royal Mail is opening 10 temporary centres to deal with the increase in parcel deliveries in the busy run-up to Christmas.
Around 4,000 seasonal workers will be based in the sites at Bathgate in West Lothian, Leeds, Middleton in Greater Manchester, Wolverhampton, Llantrisant in South Wales, Swindon, Greenford, Peterborough and Milton Keynes.
Hundreds of motorcyclists have taken part in a toy run in Cambridgeshire delivering presents to sick children at Addenbrooke's Hospital.
They rode from Anglesey Abbey into Cambridge with a police escort, to give gifts to youngsters who will have to stay in the hospital over Christmas.
Organiser Peter Vasey said: "Bikers enjoy doing this kind of thing - you'll find bike runs all over the country for various different hospitals at Easter and Christmas. I hadn't been able to find one since I moved here and this year I thought if there isn't one on, I'll give it a go."
The visit had been organised with the help of the Addenbrooke's Charitable Trust and each rider brought a gift for a sick child.
Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Stuart Leithes
With just a few hours of valuable shopping time left for those last minute Christmas presents, the region's retailers are expecting another busy day.
Many of the big high street chains have already launched sales in a bid to tempt more shoppers.
The Grafton Centre in Cambridge says footfall is up on this time last year.
The Dean of Ely says people should remember the true meaning of Christmas.
The Very Reverend Mark Bonney said: "Around most of our Christmas trees there will be lots of presents which we're looking forward to opening - gifts given to us."
"But the biggest gift of all is the presence of God not the presents of God. The very presence of God himself amongst us always in the joys and sorrows of life."
Click below to hear the choir of Ely Cathedral singing "Away in a Manger"
High streets and shopping centres across the Anglia region have been packed with last minute Christmas shoppers. It's been dubbed Manic Monday - the busiest shopping day of the year.
According to the credit card giant Visa, it's thought more than £1.2 billion pounds was spent on Monday at a rate of a staggering £862,500 per minute or £15,000 per second.
There will be 31 million card transactions before the end of the day.
ITV News Anglia's Elodie Harper has been speaking to shoppers and retailers about whether they think confidence is returning to the region's High Streets.
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Soldiers from the Royal Anglian Regiment serving in Afghanistan have filmed a cheeky festive video from their base singing along to Mariah Carey's "All I Want For Christmas"
The troops are from 1 Platoon of the 2nd Royal Anglians and are featured performing in various festive costumes.
The soldiers said: "We would like to thank all of you for your kind wishes and support this Christmas."
The video has now been withdrawn.
There are just two shopping days before Christmas and the region's retailers are expecting it to be a busy time.
Many of the big high street chains have launched sales in a bid to draw in those last-minute shoppers.
The Grafton Centre in Cambridge says footfall is up on last Christmas.
Passengers have been flocking in their droves to the region's airports as many start the great Christmas getaway.
Stansted Airport in Essex are expecting over 50,000 people to use the terminal today.
Head of Terminal, Anita Harrison, says that it's an incredibly busy period.
"Over the course of this week, we've got three quarters of a million passengers travelling out, and today we're got just under 60,000 movements in and out of the terminal.
"Obviously, it's quite a busy day for us. A real kick off to the Christmas period."