I like it. The only thing is it can get to be too much. Here in Toronto some stores started playing Christmas music on November 1st, and people actually complained and got them to take it off! Because if you start so early, by the time the actual day comes around, you are already sick of it.
I like sending and receiving actual cards in the mail. I don't mind e-cards for birthdays but I like to get a real Xmas card. It's fun to get something positive in the mail; something besides bills!