It's not even December, but the Christmas lights are already lining the streets in downtown Macon.
"That's kind of weird because Thanksgiving comes first," says Shelbie Gay.
She's one of many who believe Turkey Day goes unnoticed.
"I mean I feel that it's too soon, because I feel like we skip Thanksgiving a lot," says Julian Edwards.
Each year December 25th comes a little bit quicker.
"The tradition is once Thanksgiving gets here then that's when Christmas gets here, but it seems like October 31st," says John Hutchens.
The radio is no exception to the early celebration. Christmas tunes are already taking over the airwaves.
"I hear them so many times, by the time Christmas hits, I'm tired of it," says Jullian Edwards.
The lights, the songs, and the spirit are filling the air.
"I think people just like to get ready for Christmas earlier and earlier," says Gay.
Here in middle Georgia, the anticipation of Santa's arrival has been growing for weeks. Some people say it's important not to forget to give, before we receive.
"Do something more positive, like when you do the can drives and stuff, get that a chance to pass before we hop into Christmas," says Peaches Thomas.
Even though it's a little early for some, tradition has some middle Georgians embracing the spirit of the season.
"I love the trees, I love the decorations, it gives you insight on Christ," says Brenda Smith.