Are they serious?

Today I saw the first Christmas cookies, Lebkuchen and Spekulatius, for sale in the supermarket. It is August the twenty-sixth. I think this is the earliest I’ve found that stuff in the supermarket, I think they didn’t start selling it before September in the past few years.

Does anyone even like to eat Christmas cookies in the middle of summer? It was a warm and sunny day here today, and the forecast predicts even higher temperatures and more sun for the next several days, at least until the weekend.