Is it too early to be getting excited?

(20 Posts)
0pheliaBalls Wed 18-Jun-14 20:19:29

Today (incidentally the hottest day of the year so far where I am) I was in a shop which I often visit in the run-up to Christmas to hunt for bargains and I felt a very definite tingle. Those tingles are getting earlier every year but this is ridiculous isn't it?!

Actually I don't care. I'm excited for Christmas and it's only June but there it is grin

heronsfly Wed 18-Jun-14 20:22:10

I bought a light up reindeer at a boot fair last week grin, my family think I'm nuts but I'm getting excited too, you are not alone |

bakingtins Wed 18-Jun-14 20:22:32

Yep. Ridiculous.

BitOutOfPractice Wed 18-Jun-14 20:24:10

Haven't you got anything else to look forward to in the meantime. I mean I love Christmas but I'm not wishing the summer - or indeed the year - away for it!

sonlypuppyfat Wed 18-Jun-14 20:30:37

I've joined my butchers Christmas club today.

0pheliaBalls Wed 18-Jun-14 20:50:44

BitOutOfPractice yes there's loads I'm looking forward to in between then and now (holidays, my birthday, DH's birthday etc) but the Christmas tingle is a very specific kind of excitement smile I'm not wishing the year away at all - I adore summer! - but I'm just excited for Christmas, too.

BakingTins oh I know, it's crackers (pun most definitely intended).

notamonkeysuncle Thu 19-Jun-14 10:08:56

Ive been excited since about April and im getting worse!
DP is sick of hearing about it and my family think im completely nuts.
I have already made a big dent in my present shopping and have a list of the ones I need to get.
I booked panto tickets yesterday and we have a 'December day out' saving jar on the go now as there a lot that happens locally from the last week in November

50shadesofknackered Thu 19-Jun-14 12:11:20

I'm ridiculously excited too. My family just sort of smile and nod when I start talking about anything Christmas related. I don't care I love it.

0pheliaBalls Thu 19-Jun-14 17:05:57

So I'm not alone, thank goodness! DH and DD are just as bad as me thankfully.

Oh and I bought my Christmas Day dress today grin

I have Excitment Dates grin
25th June is my DD birthday, so apart from the annual celebration of my daughter (who is called Holly grin ) appearing, it's exactly half way to Christmas.

Then 25th (and 24th last year) July is QVC Christmas in July grin

Then in Sept when the DC go back to school, Costco start introducing their Christmas Range (yes, it's early, but they supply to retailers too)

Then the build up to DH birthday, Hallowe'en, Guy Fawkes, DS Birthday.

Then Christmas.

Not wishing away anything, but I don't want to be the tooth grindy wailing person in the car-park.
I get enough tooth grindy wailing from the DC

I can't buy my dress yet, I'm hoping to lose alot of weight and a gallbladder before Christmas.

picnicbasketcase Fri 20-Jun-14 10:29:22

I have a couple of presents stashed away and one of those metal saving tins you can only get into with a tin opener on the go. It'll probably pay for Christmas dinner and a few more presents. That's really organised for me, I don't usually do anything until at least October.

Elsiequadrille Fri 20-Jun-14 11:26:28

I confess I have started to think about winter. In that if I want to make a needle felt nativity, it might be a good idea to make a start now, rather than think "Blast it, there's no time!" in late November.

I am looking forward to autumn though.

JerseySpud Fri 20-Jun-14 11:41:04

I have things to look forward to in between - visitng my parents for a week, getting DD2 ready for preschool, a few birthdays but Christmas is my ultimate every year

Elsiequadrille Fri 20-Jun-14 11:45:55

We do celebrate other festivals in between (you may do too?). Summer Solstice, Winter Solstice, Michaelmas (with dragon bread etc), Martinmas (lanterns) etc So Christmas seems a long way off by comparison.

misstiredbuthappy Fri 20-Jun-14 11:55:11

Oooh im excited too smile

Im glad theres other people like me grin

50shadesofknackered Fri 20-Jun-14 12:40:53

I do the same 70 it's Christmas in July on QVC, then in August it's our holiday. Then in September it's dd's birthday and that's when I let myself really start getting sorted for Christmas. I also love love love all the other things in between, Halloween and bonfire night. It sounds like I'm wishing the time away and I'm really not, I just love Autumn and winter with all the fun things to do.

DeepThought Fri 20-Jun-14 12:43:12

God YES to Christmas in July

Can't wait!

Heathcliff27 Fri 20-Jun-14 12:45:04

Erm, i am currently sitting under a duvet with my 5yr old watching Christmas with the Cranks....nuff said.

0pheliaBalls Fri 20-Jun-14 13:20:43

70 yes we have 'milestone dates' in the run up too, the run up being from mid June onwards it seems smile I hope to lose a bit of weight by Christmas too, but the dress is very forgiving if I don't or if I do and get fat again on mince pies and Baileys in December

I have a coin jar in which I put all my silver change at the end of every day, and change up the whole lot come Christmas. Last year it had over £140 in it! I change it on about 23 Dec (food shop day) then immediately start again for the following year. So I guess the preparation for next Christmas starts BEFORE Christmas in my house grin

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