Last year there were too many complaints about the Christmas stuff starting too early. After all Studios was all decked out the day before Halloween
I actually disagreed with the Studios being completely decorated by Halloween (I had stopped there last year on Halloween Day and was very surprised!)
But - decorations have been up earlier and earlier, and that might be the same this year. I believe the first Christmas party is going to be on 11/10. But the Christmas party brings in additional $, and the lights don't do that (though it may bring in more guests). I am guessing it will save a lot of money in electricity.
With as busy as the Osborne Lights get, I am disappointed I may not have a slow time to see them.