AIBU to be pissed off at having to remind everyone that it is still only fecking OCTOBER

(157 Posts)
MaryZed Wed 10-Oct-12 17:12:11

and that 13 discussion in aibu about Christmas in the last week (in addition to the ones mnhq have moved) is too many. Not to mention that of the 96 threads with Christmas in the title in the last week, more than 45 of them are outside the sodding Christmas topic hmm. And "Christmas" has appeared in more than 500 posts since the beginning of October.

And <froths> I was in my local M&S today, and the entire Christmas stock of cards decorations and sundry tat was set up and squishing the Hallowe'en tat into the aisles.

It's getting ridiculous.

gordyslovesheep Wed 10-Oct-12 17:13:28

does that include THIS one grin

PunkInDublic Wed 10-Oct-12 17:14:17

I am knitting Christmas mittens and a Christmas Nativity scene today. I'll get my coat grin.

ratbagcatbag Wed 10-Oct-12 17:14:24

Yadbu. I love Christmas and have been annoying my DH DSS and work colleagues for weeks smile

Sirzy Wed 10-Oct-12 17:14:26

Instead of counting threads why not ignore them?

For a lot of people they can only afford Christmas if they start planning early

MaryZed Wed 10-Oct-12 17:14:45

Fuck off gordy.

This thread is not about Christmas ffs. It's about IT ONLY BEING SODDING OCTOBER

(as I might just have mentioned once or twice).


KenLeeeeeee Wed 10-Oct-12 17:15:45


I've been talking about Christmas since June. grin <<runs away>>

recall Wed 10-Oct-12 17:15:56

How else can we do it though ? Its fekkin hard work providing a large young family with a good Christmas, can't just pop out at 4.45pm on Christmas Eve.

zeeboo Wed 10-Oct-12 17:16:03

So you're clearly well off enough to go and do it all in a week in December. Some of us have to space it out over the whole autumn in order to afford it.

MaryZed Wed 10-Oct-12 17:16:35

Sirzy, I am ignoring them <weeps>

My hidden threads list is ridiculous <sobs>

There is an entire topic set aside to go to talk about that holiday that isn't happening for another two and half months.

recall Wed 10-Oct-12 17:17:14

In fact, I see it as a great big tidal wave coming straight for me, haven't done any prep yet, every year I swear I'll have all the work done by the end of November.

Sirzy Wed 10-Oct-12 17:17:28

Just autumn? I started my asda savings card in January over £100 saved that way!

MaryZed Wed 10-Oct-12 17:17:30

And it's nothing to do with being well off. If you are doing Christmas on a budget there are millions of lovely helpful threads IN THE CHRISTMAS TOPIC.

Shakey1500 Wed 10-Oct-12 17:17:49


Dildobaggins Wed 10-Oct-12 17:18:06

Do you realise you've just started ANOTHER thread about Christmas?!

GoSakuramachi Wed 10-Oct-12 17:18:09

But whats the point? If you are wittering about christmas for months before hand, aren't you bored senseless by the time it actually comes around? It's only one day, you buy a couple of presents, some food, lots of booze and stick a tree up. ]

Frankly, if it takes you several months to organise and pay for one day, you're doing it wrong and spending too much.

MaryZed Wed 10-Oct-12 17:18:10

See, I prefer sticking my head in the sand as long as possible. And you lot aren't letting me <mutters>

Mintyy Wed 10-Oct-12 17:18:26

Yanbu. Yanbu. Yanbu.

And once again people are missing the point, willy-nilly.

Sometimes I despair sad.

MaryZed Wed 10-Oct-12 17:19:29

No I haven't Dildo <stamps feet>

This is a threads about IT NOT BEING CHRISTMAS YET

And if Olivia pops up and moves it to the Christmas topic I will.... I will... well, I'm not sure what I will do, but it won't be pretty.

GoSakuramachi Wed 10-Oct-12 17:19:51

and YANBU, op, if people do want to witter and plan, they should do it far away from the rest of us in the designated area! Bugger off to the C topic where we can hide it all.

nilbyname Wed 10-Oct-12 17:20:17

you know this is sort of in the wrong topic?!

frasersmummy Wed 10-Oct-12 17:20:58

Its getting earlier and earlier every year.. I discovered 2 days ago that my town's christmas lights are up and its only October and we are officially still in summer time (clocks dont go back for a few weeks yet)

we used to at least get halloween out the way before anyone mentioned christmas

frasersmummy Wed 10-Oct-12 17:21:23

so no yanbu

MaryZed Wed 10-Oct-12 17:21:43

[arf] at all the clever people telling me where to post.

I repeat. This is not a Christmas thread. It can't go in the Christmas topic. I want a NOT CHRISTMAS YET topic, just for me.

Softlysoftly Wed 10-Oct-12 17:22:06

I luffs Christmas, iPod decided to play some Christmas tunes on shuffle today, think it is also feeling its time to get in the mood.

I love the family time, the presents, the Christtingle service, the Christmas wonderland in the city centre....

What do you mean I didn't read the op properly? grin

usualsuspect3 Wed 10-Oct-12 17:22:20

YANBU, but I reported one and got told it's ok where it is.

So I've given up

MaryZed Wed 10-Oct-12 17:22:27

frasersmummy, it was actually M&S that finished me off. I couldn't believe it, the whole shop was Christmasified, I'm sure it's even earlier than usual.

Softlysoftly Wed 10-Oct-12 17:24:35

In all seriousness the shops have had a shit summer so be prepared for them to try and hit Christmas loud and early!

valiumredhead Wed 10-Oct-12 17:25:29

I've started my shopping already - I like to have it all done by early December.

LadyBeagleEyes Wed 10-Oct-12 17:27:20

YANBU Maryz.
To all you Christmas freaks, there's Halloween threads on the go, then there'll be bonfire night ones.
And we can all have our yearly arguments about trick or treat turning our children into beggars, or the danger of fireworks.
Then, after November the 5th we can start the Christmas threads.
That is the way the MN calendar should work.

WorraLiberty Wed 10-Oct-12 17:27:40




Sirzy Wed 10-Oct-12 17:27:51

I hate Halloween and bonfire night so will quite happily ignore threads on them

Dawndonna Wed 10-Oct-12 17:28:14

I started my wrapping today!

MaryZed Wed 10-Oct-12 17:28:42

Whew, I have a few agree-ers smile

I'm already in a bunfight thread about trick or treating (though it started on October 6th, I think, which is really a tad early).

MaryZed Wed 10-Oct-12 17:29:29

And I'm shocked and horrified at Worra. I really am. I am going back to the cleaner thread to agree with the op [discusted and apauled]

charlottehere Wed 10-Oct-12 17:29:34

Ba humbug. can we have some christmas smilies please MNHQ? grin

MaryZed Wed 10-Oct-12 17:30:20

Wrapping [baffled]. What on earth do you all do on Christmas Eve if it isn't drunken wrapping?

KeithLeMonde Wed 10-Oct-12 17:30:27

YANBU. My personal bugbear is people who go on about Christmas incessantly from September onwards, put their trees up in November, and then take them down on Boxing Day and post photos on Facebook saying "Ahhhh, got my lounge back at last".

YABU, last year I had finished all my christmas shopping by now and was stress free. This year though I've only just started looking, but am aiming to be finished within 6 weeks grin

MaryZed Wed 10-Oct-12 17:31:30

Oh, yes Keith.

Very annoying that.

PunkInDublic Wed 10-Oct-12 17:31:45

"Frankly, if it takes you several months to organise and pay for one day, you're doing it wrong and spending too much."

Bit harsh, I've started now as everyone is getting hand made gifts from me this year as I'm so skint. DS is 8 and told me he doesn't want much this year but could I knit him a blanket, he's not daft and is aware we're struggling. We pick things up in the sale and put them away for him.

YANBU really MaryZed, if you don't need to plan early etc it must be tiresome to have it jammed in your face so you're sick of it by the time it rolls around. Perhaps I could fashion you some festive ear muffs to drown out the early carols when you're shopping grin

WorraLiberty Wed 10-Oct-12 17:31:52

In that case I apologise MaryZee

Oh and Happy New Year grin

<< Lights Chinese lantern and calls environment agency >>

MaryZed Wed 10-Oct-12 17:32:43

Well, that's ok Charlee, if you wouldn't mind just fecking wandering off to the C-word topic to talk about it.

This is a NOT-CHRISTMAS thread, you know. Where we can talk about things that are NOT CHRISTMAS-Y.

I'm in Dublin, where we are still waiting for summer to start grin

ZombTEE Wed 10-Oct-12 17:35:43


Although to me the holiday season starts with Rosh Hashana, even if I am not a practicing Jew and then slides merrily downhill towards New Years Eve, bumping into Hallowe'en, Thanksgiving (damn Americ...oh wait...) and Christmas.

But put it in the right topic, people!

Pascha Wed 10-Oct-12 17:36:38

See, I am 'avin' a baby sometime in december so I refuse to deal with c*******s any later than Nov 1st. That said, I am still not contributing to any c*******s threads whether in the right topic or not. Except this one of course.

MaryZed Wed 10-Oct-12 17:37:41

Which isn't, of course, a c*******s thread wink Pascha. Congrats, btw.

Floggingmolly Wed 10-Oct-12 17:40:49

PunkinDublic. You are knitting a complete Nativity scene? shock

Simply stating my reason for me saying YABU wink

OliviaLMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 10-Oct-12 17:49:57


No I haven't Dildo <stamps feet>

This is a threads about IT NOT BEING CHRISTMAS YET

And if Olivia pops up and moves it to the Christmas topic I will.... I will... well, I'm not sure what I will do, but it won't be pretty.


YANBU OP, I agree entirely. It's getting on my tits too.

ObiWan Wed 10-Oct-12 17:51:35

The thing is, the Christmas topic needs a hook.

If, say, there were Christmas smileys in there all year round, we happy, gentle, non-angsty Christmas folk would never feel the need break out all over the other boards.

Sirzy Wed 10-Oct-12 17:51:54

Do it Olivia!

Pascha Wed 10-Oct-12 17:56:29

I think if the C word is typed into the thread title it should automatically file itself under C*******s topic.

ByTheWay1 Wed 10-Oct-12 17:56:34

BUT it is only 74 measly days away 74 little days ...

and 53 of THEM are working days so we are talking 20ish actual days when we can shop/plan/arrange.... not long really.....

ZombTEE Wed 10-Oct-12 17:59:44



MaryZed Wed 10-Oct-12 18:01:22

I just knew Olivia would be around <narrows eyes> <waves>

Don't you dare encourage her Sirzy shock

Might I add that I'm frankly disgusted by the inaction of mnhq on the thread-movement front, so second Pscha's suggestion. Sandy has gone right down in my estimation, sadly.

Mintyy Wed 10-Oct-12 18:22:05

Mary - they (hq) never move threads of their own free will.

You have to report it before one of them will put the tea and biscuits down, get up off the sofa and shuffle over to the control desk (tis like The Starship Enterprise) and have a look.

I have actually been told this by a member of hq just recently in the last week or so.

MaryZed Wed 10-Oct-12 18:24:42

Erm, Mintyy, I did blush more than once . And they just come back and say that they are ok where they are. It's terrible. And it isn't just me, usual said the same ^^ up there sad.

Things just ain't the same as they used to be round here [gimmer]

ZombTEE Wed 10-Oct-12 18:29:12

Used to be all fields...

OMG I said that today and meant it! IRL!!!

Mintyy Wed 10-Oct-12 18:29:14

Oh dear Mary sad.

Getting back to your op, its always the people who have been planning Christmas since June and putting their tree up on 1st December who then can't wait for Christmas to be over and are "dyeing" to take their tree down on Boxing Day so that they can "have a good hoover right through" imvho.

MaryZed Wed 10-Oct-12 18:39:15

Yes, trees in my house go up the Saturday before, and stay until January 6th, which is quite obviously the only right way to do it hmm

Mintyy Wed 10-Oct-12 18:42:34

Our tree can go up from 15th December onwards. Stays til 6th Jan.

I've also seen people say they take their Christmas cards down on Boxing Day! shock.

Mind you, my mil doesn't even put her Christmas cards up. Just those she receives from her dsons and grandchildren. fraek.

ObiWan Wed 10-Oct-12 18:47:45

My tree goes up on the 1st December, and comes down by 6pm on the 6th January.

It's always a real tree, and the needles never drop. <preen>

This is turning into a lovely Christmassy thread..


I have hidden every single thread with the sodding word Christmas in it.
There were "festive" decorations and sodding mince pies in tesco at the end of September.

So stop bloody going on about Christmas. Let's at least get Halloween and bonfire night out of the way first.

MaryZed Wed 10-Oct-12 18:51:38

Noooooooo, no, no, no. Be careful ObiWan [hard glare], I'm going off you a bit.

The 1st of December? Even that's too early for me sad

MaryZed Wed 10-Oct-12 19:00:03

I knew you would agree Tantrums.

Now, wasn't it worth the effort to get here?

I bought some Xmas presents today.

And I like to plan and try and get organized from around now.

However I do agree that the shops have stuff out far too early. Flippin Sainsburys replaced the back to school stuff with the Xmas stuff.

This is our second year back in UK after many years overseas and there was much less commercialism surrounding Xmas as shops didn't really start to put stuff out till around Nov.

And YABU to ever expect summer in Dublin. Unless it is in a song by Bagatelle!

Pascha Wed 10-Oct-12 19:02:18

Tree? It decorates the inside of the box in the loft. So do the decs. And the cards are good for writing shopping lists on...

Yes maryz well worth the effort.

picnicbasketcase Wed 10-Oct-12 19:05:37

What zeeboo said near the beginning. Can't leave it all til later because I couldn't afford it.

GoSakuramachi Wed 10-Oct-12 19:07:06

Whatever month you start planning makes no difference to you leaving your cage the correct topic.

Mintyy Wed 10-Oct-12 19:08:46

Just put it in the fucking Christmas topic. If you really must discuss it!

And then we can hide the Christmas topic do everyone's a winner.

Although my list of things I haven't hidden is stupidly short now.

MaryZed Wed 10-Oct-12 19:11:05

Eggzackerly Sakura (can I call you that smile)

You are all missing the point. You are all welcome to go and organise your own Christmases in January if you like [generous].

Just do it over >>>>> there, in the right place [hopeful]

YABU I've got 6 family birthdays (including both dcs and my DH) before Xmas and am due no 3 on 16th dec. forward planning is a lifesaver in my house! And talking things over/getting hints etc really help!

MaryZed Wed 10-Oct-12 19:12:14

I have the topic hidden, as I do every year (along with most of the board).

And then yesterday I discovered I had clicked on one by mistake through most active, and what's worse I had actually posted on it

I had to have a little lie-down.

But MaryZed, you have such a christmassy name.

<lobs mince pie>

MaryZed Wed 10-Oct-12 19:13:16

Um Stacey, with the greatest of respect, that's what I said. Go ahead, just do it >>>>>> over there, where I can't see it <stamps both feet and falls over, spluttering>

MsNobodyAgain Wed 10-Oct-12 19:14:07


I have so many hidden threads, it's ludicrous.

Can't they all just fuck off to the Christmas board/topic/whatever it is that I will never visit BECAUSE IT'S ONLY OCTOBER? angry

In fact that angry face is shit. It's nowhere near as angry as I feel.

<goes to lie down>

missvague Wed 10-Oct-12 19:14:16

YADNBU. Can we not enjoy a nice bit of autumnalness in peace?

ObiWan Wed 10-Oct-12 19:14:37

Yes! You do have a Christmassy name.

'Maryz boy child Jesus Christ, was born on Christmas Daaaay..' grin

It's mary zed

Not Mary zee

Please go and be Christmassy in the appropriate place.

Thank you.

Mintyy Wed 10-Oct-12 19:16:48

There is a serious point to be made in all this you know Mary.

Some people (like us) use Mumsnet correctly.

But many many others do NOT.

This causes untold stress and unpleasantness to be experienced by the Mumsnetters who use the forum according to its rules/conventions.

Some say: why does it matter?

I say: just because it does! like closing your mouth when eating matters.

Tis manners.

colleysmill Wed 10-Oct-12 19:17:30

I love Christmas smile

But I also love autumn. Especially bonfire night, crispy leaves, conkers, winter duvets .......

I have started my shopping but I don't like to say it outloud smile

picnicbasketcase Wed 10-Oct-12 19:19:09

Ahh, I see. It's the Christmassy stuff being talked about outside of the correct tinsel covered area they're supposed to be in that's the problem. Fair do's. I agree with that. I have posted on several Xmas threads but I haven't paid that much attention to what topics they'd been put in.

vj32 Wed 10-Oct-12 19:22:26

When I worked in Asda in about 2002, they had advent calendars out in August. In comparison I think the supermarkets have been fairly restrained this year.

MaryZed Wed 10-Oct-12 19:22:46

ObiWan, You Are In Big Trouble shock

And exactly what Mintyy said. And by the way, where is Trills, she uses the board correctly too.

Unfortunately, mnhq have slipped vair badly recently [disappointed]

Thanks picnic. When you are as old as I am you will realise that these things matter <sobs and channels my mother>

ObiWan Wed 10-Oct-12 19:22:46

I know, but I've always pronounced it 'Marys' in my head, and so it shall remain.

Loads of people probably say my name wrong.

It's actually pronounced 'Bauble'.

Mintyy Wed 10-Oct-12 19:23:53

Horrified to see all the Christmas cards in Smiths last weekend when I was trying to find a birthday card - which have all now been confined to stuffed shelves at the back of the shop.

MaryZed Wed 10-Oct-12 19:24:14

I had to change my name, special like, because even Bonkey got it wrong. It's terrible [sob]

<waves to Bauble>

<whispers: there's a good name for you, for December - OBaubleOne - or summat hmm>

Yanbu-wish we could enjoy the autumn first, especially halloween & bonfire night but we are getting christmas shoved down our throats wherever we go!
I love halloween, can't think about crimbo until atleast thats been and gonegrin

grin I knew this was you before I opened it!


MaryZed Wed 10-Oct-12 19:28:09

I think I'm winning.


<only counts agreeing posts>

OBaubleWan Wed 10-Oct-12 19:29:06

You won't hear another peep out of me 'til December Zed. Promise grin.

MaryZed Wed 10-Oct-12 19:30:51

Oh, feck off grin

At least this thread has cheered me up.

LolaDontCryOverSpiltBleach Wed 10-Oct-12 19:37:43

We wish you a Merry Christmas;
We wish you a Merry Christmas;
We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Good tidings we bring to you and your kin;
Good tidings for Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Oh, bring us a figgy pudding;
Oh, bring us a figgy pudding;
Oh, bring us a figgy pudding and a cup of good cheer
We won't go until we get some;
We won't go until we get some;
We won't go until we get some, so bring some out here

We wish you a Merry Christmas;
We wish you a Merry Christmas;
We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Sorry i don't know what came over me, i sing from September to Jan.

Bunbaker Wed 10-Oct-12 19:39:25

I'm with you. We don't have many family members left to buy for these days and I prefer to keep Christmas at Christmas - we don't even put the tree up until the week before Christmas.

I'm afraid I don't really enjoy Christmas. It is over hyped and over commercialised and I always get the feeling that everyone else is having a much better time than we are. This year there will just be the three of us on Christmas Day.

greenhill Wed 10-Oct-12 19:41:52

I'm with you on the Twelfth Night thing too. The C word does not begin on 6th November and end on 26th December <gavel> ooh, I feel much better for my first use of the G word ever, too.

Since I have had DC I do shop earlier, due to bargain hunting though.

Unfortunately mary you do have a rather, ahem, festive name grin

I have to start organising for "that day" early. I have 5dc and a bloody stupidly, mahoosive family. So I'm glad shops start putting their tat out and offers on early.

But YANBU that "that days" threads should be kept in "that days" topic!

It even gets me angry

MaryZed Wed 10-Oct-12 19:58:55

shock at Lola


Exactly, the rest of you.

<dons serious hat>

The thing that gets me is that Christmas is hard for some people, it really is. And when life is tough for me I gravitate here, where I hide topics that have the potential to upset me. People who will struggle at Christmas should be able to do just that sad

This Christmas is going to be utterly bastard horrible so I expect I'll be on here whenever I can. Nice bit of escapism, I can always hope for a non-festive bunfight to take my mind off things.

Bah Humbug etc

MaryZed Wed 10-Oct-12 20:11:08

Oh, I'm sorry Ivor sad. That sounds a bit shit. Feel free to moan about it on my NOT CHRISTMAS thread. I don't mind at all.

LolaDontCryOverSpiltBleach Wed 10-Oct-12 20:17:49

Ok, i can do serious <hahem>

I do not like to read certain threads, i hide the threads.

Something will forever upset Someone, always. And if something so joyful for many brings sadness to others then whether it is seasonal or not we have to accept it, you cant stop the world for one person we can be mindful of their feelings but we can't just avoid it.

I would like to discuss Christmas whenever i feel it is relevant, and if i am thinking about it then it will feel relevant,(hypothetically) i would not ask people not to talk about Easter because that time upset me i just would not involve myself in it and i do know that you cannot 'unread' something but that is life.

It doesn't make me any less empathetic to someones situation, i just think if we avoided everything someone enjoyed but another hated we would all just talk about fluff and water.

ZombTEE Wed 10-Oct-12 20:18:37

::waiting for MaryZ to note that not only does Tee agree with her but she's always know her name to be Mary*Zed*::


Ah thanks Mary I am simply being a bit maudlin and sorry for myself! I don't like Christmas, never have, but this year whatwith certain people offing themselves so close to the festivities, it's going to be totally cack.

I am a bit concerned that I may end up bloody hosting it, too, which is scary since I can just about fry a sausage without setting my hair on fire. I 'did' Christmas for my mum and DSF a few years ago and served them lasagne which has gone down in family lore as the worst Christmas dinner in history. I can't face it again!

<hyperventilates> <pours more gin>

MaryZed Wed 10-Oct-12 21:44:18

<ignores Lola as still hasn't forgiven singing [siob]> <talks about fluff and water>

Yes, Tee, 'tis noted and appreciated, ta ever so.

Yeah, that's shitty Ivor [sad[. There is one advantage to hosting though, in that you don't have to travel. Can you host and delegate? Or take a visit to M&S foodhall (in December, natch).

Mintyy Wed 10-Oct-12 22:02:07

Btw Mary, have you had your significant personal event of 2012 yet? Have just got through mine and it was ok, really. People were very kind and understanding grin.

RuleBritannia Wed 10-Oct-12 22:21:15

Any big event - whatever it is - needs lots of preparation and the sooner one starts it the better for all concerned. There is less stress because bits are achieved every so often which means that less has to be done in the lessening time available.

I don't bore people with what I'm doing, I just get on with it. I have now found all the presents that I feel I would like to give <goes to look at pile> and now I need only one.

What does one give to an 18 year old who has just started at university I will not use the part word 'uni'? I have a £10 budget for him. Three bottles of Asda wine? Sheet music for saxophone? A dozen tins of baked beans or chopped tomatoes? Tins of Pek? Please help.

MaryZed Wed 10-Oct-12 22:25:33

No, next month Mintyy.

dh wants to have a party <cries> The kids are supporting him <sobs>

I just want an i-pad, a bottle of nice wine and to be left alone to sob in a corner.

Congratulations, btw.

RuleBritannia, I could of course advise you on your dilemma, if it was in the Christmas topic except of course I wouldn't see it 'cos it's hidden but I couldn't possibly comment here I suggest a pack of cards and a fiver in small change for poker

LolaDontCryOverSpiltBleach Wed 10-Oct-12 22:33:33

shock How incredibly rude!

Do you know how hard it was for me to concentrate for that long, i had to think about what i was writing.

For that i hope this get's stuck in your head for so long that you are humming it while you do your next shit and i am wishing that very shit is a cloved-orange

Snow is fallin, all around me
Children playing, having fun
It's the season, love and understanding
Merry christmas everyone

Time for party's, celebrations
People dancing, all night long
Time for presents, and exchanging kisses
Time for singing, christmas songs

We're gonna have a party tonight
I'm gonna find that girl
Underneath the mistletoe, we'll kissed by candle light

Room is swaying, records playing
All the old songs, we love to hear
All I wish that everyday was christmas
What a nice way to spend the year

We're gonna have a party tonight
I'm gonna find that girl
Underneath the mistletoe, we'll kissed by candle light

Snow is fallin, all around me
Children playing, having fun
It's the season, love and understanding
Merry christmas everyone
Merry christmas everyone
Oah merry cristmas everyone

Snow is fallin, all around me
Children playing, having fun
It's the season, love and understanding
Merry christmas everyone

Snow is fallin, all around me
Children playing, having fun
It's the season, love and understanding
Merry christmas everyone

Snow is fallin, all around me
Children playing, having fun
It's the season, love and understanding
Merry christmas everyone
Merry christmas everyone
Merry christmas everyone

MaryZed Wed 10-Oct-12 22:35:40

I am going to kill someone [grrrrrrrh]

In fact, I am reporting your posts to mnhq for goading shock.

This is MY thread <stamps feet, mutters, hyperventilates and sharply intakes breath, all at the same time>

<passes out>

LolaDontCryOverSpiltBleach Wed 10-Oct-12 22:39:42

While i sing it i am swaying side to side in my snowmen pyjamas and a snowflake jumper

I bet that is blowing your mind!

Last years Turkey and stuffing sandwiches anyone?, i have a load of cranberry sauce. . .

MaryZed Wed 10-Oct-12 22:41:03

I'm off to the hide poster thread in site stuff to change my stance on hiding posters grin

coffeeinbed Wed 10-Oct-12 22:41:46

I know!
It's only October, FFS.
What Christmas!

FarloWearsAGoldRibbon Wed 10-Oct-12 22:43:48

Couldn't agree more.

However, I am feeling very evil, so...

______________grin grin


<legs it at breakneck speed>

MaryZed Wed 10-Oct-12 22:45:11



<retires to bed>

threesocksmorgan Wed 10-Oct-12 22:47:53

Mary could you please come to my house and tell my dd.
she has decided it is now time to watch the singing hands christmas DVD and listen to christmas music.
now I know she has sn, but she knows it is only October

Mintyy Wed 10-Oct-12 22:52:00

grin. She's looking forward to it then 3socks? What camp do you fall into? bah humbug or cover-me-with-tinsel-with-a-fairy-on-top?

Was slightly disgruntled to discover that my boss had brought a packet of Mr Kipling mince pies in today.

MaryZed Wed 10-Oct-12 22:55:45

Oh, I remember those days.

I remember the fecking Christmas Argos catalogue. dd would cut out every bit of imaginable pink tat and stick the pictures in a spare copy - that was her "Christmas list".

Maybe that's why I'm so anti-it in October grin

btw, I'm a "cover me with tinsel" type of a person. I love Christmas BUT NOT UNTIL FECKING DECEMBER LIKE ALL SANE PEOPLE

<mutters even more>

moonstorm Wed 10-Oct-12 23:35:34

2 pay days until Christmas.

Trills Thu 11-Oct-12 09:55:42

Anyone old enough to read a calendar knows it's October, and while it's fine to save for Christmas or to book plane tickets if necessary you really don't need to have your menu and seating plan sorted out yet.

Anyone not old enough to rad a calendar - just don't mention Christmas to them yet

MaryZed Thu 11-Oct-12 10:32:28

Thank you Trills smile.

I knew you would appreciate my pov.

Because you and I are always right.

<ignores moonstorm because she used the C-word>

Trills Thu 11-Oct-12 10:35:34

"2 pay days" is wrong, anyway.

Some people get paid weekly. Some get paid every 2 weeks. Some get their December pay packet early (a ridiculous notion if you ask me, it just means it's a really long time til you get paid in January)

Absy Thu 11-Oct-12 10:36:00


DEFINITELY not unreasonable.

I feel people <sweeping statement> have too few holidays so there's so much freaking attention on essentially the one that you all get freaked out. Take example from us Jews - we have around 20. Much less emphasis on one day, and stress evenly distributed throughout the year. And if you start going "oh my work, only THREE MONTHS til Purim" everyone looks at you like hmm "what about the five holidays in the meantime, chill out"

Yes like me. I get paid on the 18th December and not again til the 30th january. Who on earth thought that was a good idea?

I personally do not think there should be any mention of the c word until after bonfire night at least.

I do not start planning my Christmas eve or Christmas day or decide on my "Christmas theme"? Until December.

Trills Thu 11-Oct-12 10:38:39

Absy are you the Abs I think you are?

Will you promise no to be AbsofChristmasPudding or AbsofStollen until at least December?

I have a proposal for MNHQ. Anyone who posts using their Xmas name before 1st Dec (in their time zone) is excluded from the Xmas namechange competition.

If you have an idea for a name you can register it, but you can't use it until December.

MaryZed Thu 11-Oct-12 10:41:27

Oh, good idea.

The trouble with everyone getting Christmassy so early is that everyone is pissed off with it by December.

I can understand people who don't have a huge amount of money buying bits and pieces and shoving them in a cupboard during the year, but to deliberately buy and wrap stuff is mad.

As to discussing menus, well, why?

And for those who are worried about their in-laws for example, just put it out of your mind until December 20th, and then worry about it - you will have a miserable week instead of a miserable three months.


MaryZed Thu 11-Oct-12 10:43:57

And you are right about pay-days.

Our worst visa bill of the year is in January, and dh doesn't get paid until the end of January, so it's always a bit of a struggle. We need our January pay to be early, not the December one, imo. Though I accept it is different if you do everything for cash (I save up my children's allowance from September to December and splurge it in December, but that's changing because they want to pay it into my bank account where my overdraft will eat it sad).

And I would rather not think about all of this for another six weeks or so, if you please.

See what you have done maryz now im thinking how many paydays I have left and when do I need to order the turkey.


MaryZed Thu 11-Oct-12 10:55:42

And I reported Lola for goading and you know what I got back for Olivia? <spits>

"Happy Christmas"

ffs, mnhq really are letting themselves down over this.

Absy Thu 11-Oct-12 11:05:41

I am indeed Abs of [various guises]. I bribed MNHQ with sexual favours and gin and managed to get a fancy NC

I would NEVER be abs of stollen or other such nonsense. Pah.

Agree - that if people even hint at xmas names before 1st December, they go to the naughty bench.

RebeccaMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 11-Oct-12 11:39:30

A gift for MaryZed
Check out the URL.

MaryZed Thu 11-Oct-12 11:40:31

Rebecca, I luffs you smile

mind you, I'd love you more if every thread with Christmas in the title got automatically whisked off to the Christmas topic

RebeccaMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 11-Oct-12 11:47:59


Absy are you the Abs I think you are?

Will you promise no to be AbsofChristmasPudding or AbsofStollen until at least December?

I have a proposal for MNHQ. Anyone who posts using their Xmas name before 1st Dec (in their time zone) is excluded from the Xmas namechange competition.

If you have an idea for a name you can register it, but you can't use it until December.

We very vaguely say that anything after Olivia's birthday Hallowe'en is sort of fair game worries that words will come back to haunt me (see what I did there.)

Here is a gift for you too Trills , as it is nearing the season of good will.

For the lolz

Trills Thu 11-Oct-12 11:50:21
MaryZed Thu 11-Oct-12 11:50:53

Oh, ffs.

Olivia, I doesn't luff you anymore.

<hides thread>


LolaDontCryOverSpiltBleach Thu 11-Oct-12 14:23:27

It is not goading, it is my usual way of posting.

Honestly i insert full Christmas song lyrics into threads all year round.

Truth is maryz i am such a nice person that i don't have to be horrible and keep upsetting you about the 'c' word.

I am far too busy talking about wanking in a Christmas thread in the Christmas topic anyway.

but this little beauty is set as my homepage to spite you.

MaryZed Thu 11-Oct-12 15:24:45

<wails loudly>

I don't want to click on any more links, ever.

Wanking? [baffled]. Or should I not ask?

Slubberdegullion Thu 11-Oct-12 15:48:24

Aren't the leaves on cherry trees a lovely colour now? All those glorious reds. What is that chemical in them that does that, I forget, but whatever it is it's very pleasing on the eye.

My apple tree hasn't started shedding leaves at all yet, although the apples have started to drop. Cue 3000 thinks to do with a bramley thread.

I saw a squirrel bury a nut yesterday.

THINK AUTUMN people. Embrace the now. Mindfulness is v 2012.

LadyBeagleEyes Thu 11-Oct-12 16:28:26

I know Slubber.
Some people are letting Autumn pass by in their hurry to get to Christmas.
Yesterday we had a beautiful day, cold and sunny, I took my dog out and picked the last of the brambles, the stags are roaring in the hills and people are starting to light their fires so there's the smell of woodsmoke in the air.
The hour changes at the end of the month, that puts me in to winter mode.
Only then do I start looking forward to Christmas.
And, may I add, I bloody love Christmas, but I don't wish my life away waiting for it to arrive.

greenhill Thu 11-Oct-12 16:31:59

I love the mist rising up from the valley at sunrise. The sun sets behind the opposite hill and makes all the trees glow.

I love the way the colours are just starting to change in the trees at the bottom of my garden too. We have Red Kites, foxes, badgers and muntjac deer visiting at dusk to eat the seeds and scraps I've put out for them.

I love Autumn, especially when the heating is on, and the smell of lamb casserole is drifting in from the kitchen.

MaryZed Thu 11-Oct-12 16:43:02

I dropped ds into school really early the other day (detention - don't ask) and there was mist hanging over the sports pitches. It was amazing, sort of like those old films showing the fields of heaven as having knee deep fluffy clouds.

And I have liquidamber tree in my garden which is just on the turn and the most amazing colours.

LolaDontCryOverSpiltBleach Thu 11-Oct-12 17:22:12

The wanking was yet another of my unfortunate spelling mistakes involving the word wank.

Only this time it also involved my poor dog.

I do love autumn and hate that it is over in a blink, but i don't think i can piss many people off with 'yeah and i just cannot wait to put the fluffy blanket on the corner of the sofa and i am sooooo going to inhale that woodsmokey smell when i walk the dog'

So for now i will talk about baubles mwahahahaha

ChristmasKate Thu 11-Oct-12 17:45:20

My Christmas NC is staying till Easter

Yanbu about placing threads in the appropriate topics but please don't ignore me because the only part of my life I have pre planned is here.

and because I have finished my Christmas shopping

Aboutlastnight Thu 11-Oct-12 17:48:08

Only two

( well three as we get paid just before...)

OliviaLMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 11-Oct-12 17:56:15

what is a liquid amber tree? Sounds amazing
<Autumn autumn autumn>
Best season ever cos it's when my birthday is

MaryZed Thu 11-Oct-12 19:07:01

this is a Liquidambar (sorry I spelled it wrong)

It's a North American tree and is one of the colours in a New England Autumn. It changes colour later than most European trees, so is only changing now and it goes yellow, then a sort of burnt orange and then a gorgeous dark purple.

It's my favourite tree.

I won't ignore you Kate, but I'm certainly not speaking to you here [mutter, grumble]

My birthday is also in the autumn Olivia, but I don't want it this year. It's a biggie.

KeithLeMonde Thu 11-Oct-12 19:18:42

Ooh Ooh Ooh <sticks hand in air and waves wildly> we also have a liquidambar tree in our garden. Has just started to turn red-tinged with dark green in the middle.

I love autumn too. New boots, tights, drinking making sloe gin and chutney, casseroles, rainy walks in new cosy coat, not having to mow the lawn.....

Slubberdegullion Thu 11-Oct-12 20:07:22

Oh Mary and Keith that is just beautiful that tree, and the leaves end up purple envy how wonderful to have such a thing happen for free in your garden every year.

I saw mist like that coming up off the canal on my early morning dog walk this week, with the occasional leaf swirling down to rest on the water. Was bloody beautiful the whole scene. We are so lucky to have our autumns. The smells too, raise the hairs on your arms they do.

MaryZed Thu 11-Oct-12 20:12:22

I love conker season as well, though sadly that will soon be a thing of the past.

I think the word "mellow" is a great word for autumn - isn't that what they say, season of mists and mellow fruitfulness.

It makes me feel cosy.

Slubberdegullion Thu 11-Oct-12 20:39:06

I can't bear to think about the death of conkers sad. A newly hatched conker, what a tremendous thing that is. I dare anyone to say that they don't enjoy stroking a new shiny conker.

Yes agree that mellow is a perfect descriptive word for autumn.

DontmindifIdo Thu 11-Oct-12 20:41:31

I can't really do Christmas properly until after DH's birthday in mid-November, then I can think about it, however I have to get the "who's hosting" conversation done now as turkeys & christmas delivery slots need booking soon (because I have done the hell of being in Sainsburys on 23rd December before and never again, like Margo Leadbetter, I believe Christmas comes in a van).

However, I'm about to book my DB's and BIL's Christmas presents - but that's tickets to the ballet at Christmas and they go fast...

Most of the threads are of the "where are we going/who's hosting" variety, and they can normally be boiled down to the same thing, someone's is used to getting their own way and get all stampy feet toddler about it, everyone's used to just dancing to their tune and someone doesn't want to this year and needs us all to just say "oh, tell them to do one and you can just do what you want."

bluecarrot Thu 11-Oct-12 20:46:03

Normally we dont do anything til dds birthday on dec 5th. This year, I wasn't really feeling Christmas-y til I went to local garden centres Christmas shop this afternoon... Now I'm def in the mood.

MaryZed Thu 11-Oct-12 21:02:15

I have a mid-December child too, and maybe that's why I dislike it all starting so early.

I remember his 5th birthday and he wanted an M&S caterpillar cake, but they didn't stock birthday cakes at all in December shock

MaryZed Thu 11-Oct-12 21:09:50

I know Slubber.

Conkers are such a massive part of my children's childhoods. I am very sad that so many of our trees have no conkers at all this year.

lovelyladuree Thu 11-Oct-12 21:36:19

What? Only 11 weeks until Christmas? FFS.

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