At Londonist Towers, 'Christmas in July' emails start arriving in June accompanied by invitations to sample festive food and look at Christmas gifts when we're preoccupied with London's lidos and the city's best ice cream.
However, some people like to plan ahead and deciding whether to spend Christmas in the capital can be a biggie, especially if you're coming here from another country (hello readers abroad!)
In a mad move of forward planning, we've created a guide to spending Christmas in London which we'll update throughout the year as news of all those festive markets, ice rinks, pantos and Christmas parties roll in. There's a permanent link to it at the bottom of the page.
If you've suddenly caught a Christmassy earworm we're really sorry*. Here's an article about London's best icy cocktails for hot days.
*Tis the season to be jolly ...