10 signs Christmas is on its way in Northern Ireland
Wrapping paper at the ready - Christmas is just round the corner.
Here are 10 sure-fire signs you know Christmas is coming quicker than you think in Belfast.
9. Christmas coffee cups
Since the dawning of Starbucks' signature red cup, coffee shops have gone all-out on festive vessels for their drinks at Christmas - with a seasonal twist to many of their beverages t'boot. It feels like the Christmas cups have been out since before Halloween this year. Environmentally-conscious caffeine addicts may even be packing their own festive-themed reusable cups.
As soon as Novembers pay packet has landed, expect to see overloaded shoppers plodding on like brave little donkeys with a precious load of shopping bags mangling their hands as Christmas shopping begins in earnest.