Some people start recognizing Christmas a week before December 25, some at the start of December and some as the last month of the year steadily approaches. But give it up to the Filipinos who are known to have the longest Christmas season span ever which unofficially starts on September as it is referred to as the start of the "BER" months leading up all the way to December and eventually Christmas.
Simple proof of this can be seen on Twitter as one of the trending topics for the Philippines this morning is "Merry Christmas".
The keyword "Merry Christmas" alone has already been mentioned in over 2,000 tweets since midnight of September 1, 2011 (10 hrs to date as of this post) and is a trending topic only in the Philippines.
Common thoughts among the Christmas-related tweets are on gift-giving, shopping, singing, partying, starting a daily countdown, and the most popular, greeting everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.