Ideally I would have new holiday designs completed in May, on the June catalog update, and start printing in July. Maybe next year I'll be on top of it.. maybe. It's just rather hard to get inspired to think about the holidays when it's 100* outside!
When do you start thinking about the holidays? Do you start shopping early or wait until December 1? Does it bother you to see Christmas decorations in stores at the same time as Halloween items?