To think that Christmas ads should not start til December?

(53 Posts)
superstarheartbreaker Sat 09-Nov-13 20:36:51

I LOVE Christmas but please...not til December. Ant and Dec say its Christmas ..I say...not yet!

lljkk Sat 09-Nov-13 20:38:09


ForeverFrozen Sat 09-Nov-13 20:38:45

I saw an Easter 2014 display in a shop today...

superstarheartbreaker Sat 09-Nov-13 20:43:22

Thats just wrong Forever.

superstarheartbreaker Sat 09-Nov-13 20:43:36

Thats just wrong Forever.

Bunbaker Sat 09-Nov-13 20:52:44

YADNBU. I went to the Christmas lights switch on at Meadowhall on Wednesday because DD wanted to see The Vamps. Some of the bands were singing Christmas songs and DD turned to me and said "It's not Christmas yet".

I think it devalues Christmas and makes it feel less special when it is spread over several weeks.

The you get threads on here from people who can't wait to put their Christmas tree up before December even starts. Why FGS?

If I put my tree up that early I would be wanting it down by Christmas day. I can't stand the clutter. We put the tree up the week before Christmas and it comes down before the 12th day because I am sick of the sight of it.

Yanbu. But I did like the M&S one.

superstarheartbreaker Sat 09-Nov-13 20:54:44

All lovely hut please...start December not November. Keep the magic!

Joysmum Sat 09-Nov-13 20:59:27

Yes you ate being unreasonable.

I had this discussion with my hubby yesterday, both of us hate the early adverts but I'm more pragmatic about it.

Most families DO NOT wait until the last pay packet before Christmas to buy in the gifts and food. Most families would start buying BEFORE the last pay packet so business would be mad not to advertise.

I don't like the early adverts and the early shop displays but it makes sense for businesses to do it no matter how fed up we get about it.

Guitargirl Sat 09-Nov-13 21:00:25

Have just seen the coca-cola one for the first time this year. It prompted to take a look at their website to see about their truck tour - apparently they are visiting 'kindness hotspots' in Britain...!?!

Pipparivers Sat 09-Nov-13 21:01:26

If they waited till December I would have finished my gift shopping so they would have missed their opportunity to influence me. Bring on the Xmas ads, I got popcorn in tonight especially

Dobbiesmum Sat 09-Nov-13 21:06:49

The M&S one is lovely and the Aldi ad is funny smile. YABU kind of, I really enjoy the run up to Christmas and have my festive iTunes playlist standing ready for doing up the decorations on the first of December. However it makes the day itself a bit of an anti climax I think, but that's probably just me, I enjoy the run up more than the day!

Mintyy Sat 09-Nov-13 21:08:13

Yanbu. It absolutely devalues Christmas.

Coupon Sat 09-Nov-13 21:08:38

YANBU. Advent is preparation for Christmas and starts on 1st December.

Christmas itself begins on 24th December, hence the 12 days of Christmas from then until 12th night.

So Ant and Dec, no it isn't Christmas at the moment!

dancelikenooneiswatching Sat 09-Nov-13 21:13:09

YANBU. Keep Christmas in December! I know someone who put her tree up last night as she thinks that now Halloween and Guy Fawkes night have finished it's Christmas.

Emz8369 Sat 09-Nov-13 21:24:13

yanbu I went into a card shop yesterday to buy my mam a birthday card and they were playing Christmas songs

RobinSparkles Sat 09-Nov-13 21:27:16

What PippaRivers said.

People are already Christmas shopping. Also, a lot of the adverts feature the Christmas party dresses and a lot of companies have their parties on 1st or early December. No use waiting until then to advertise.

RobinSparkles Sat 09-Nov-13 21:29:10

Hey hey hey! Don't be blaming the lovely Ant and Dec!!

Joysmum Sat 09-Nov-13 21:30:40

I could see a lot of businesses failing and losing their custom to others if they didn't start advertising til December.

I can only hope that the keep Christmas for December advocates work for businesses who aren't as shortsighted otherwise they'll be out of work when the business fails.

superstarheartbreaker Sat 09-Nov-13 21:30:52

Im sure most of us are intelligent to start our Christmas shopping and/or choose a party dress without the John Lewis ads etc.
One year I started in January!

superstarheartbreaker Sat 09-Nov-13 21:32:25

Ooo I love Ant and Dec...I guess I am very excited about Christmas but would rather not feel festive til December.

dancelikenooneiswatching Sat 09-Nov-13 21:34:33

A couple of years ago I went into my local Co-op, it was August, the hottest day of the year, everyone was in summer clothes. They were playing Christmas songs on the store radio. I asked to see the manager to complain, he wasn't in. I was so incensed by the time I got home I fired off an email to the Company Chairman. I had a very apologetic reply and a promise it would never happen again.

He could've chucked a few vouchers in as well, but no such luck sad

thehorridestmumintheworld Sat 09-Nov-13 21:35:43

Sorry but I have already eaten a box of mince pies and watched Elf today and I enjoyed it. Only 45 sleeps to go.

CambridgeBlue Sat 09-Nov-13 21:36:14

I can see why businesses feel the need to do it but I hate it. By the time December comes I am sick of all things Christmassy! In town today there were several shops playing Christmas music and the staff in Costa coffee were dressed as Santa and elves - it's November 9th ffs!

davidjrmum Sat 09-Nov-13 21:37:14

We have a retail business and the run up to Christmas is our busiest time by far. We would go bust if we didn't advertise until December. A lot of our customers start their Christmas shopping in September.

jellyboatsandpirates Sat 09-Nov-13 21:37:47

YABU. <runs through thread jingling bells and scattering snowflake shaped glitter>

jellyboatsandpirates Sat 09-Nov-13 21:40:02

Sorry but I have already eaten a box of mince pies and watched Elf today and I enjoyed it.

I watched Elf yesterday and ate my first mince pie! grin

- Treat every day like Christmas.
- There's room for everyone on the nice list.
- The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing LOUD for all to hear grin

MrsBungleScare Sat 09-Nov-13 21:43:21

I think yabu. It's only 6 ish weeks til Xmas.

nancy75 Sat 09-Nov-13 21:45:29

Prime time tv advert cost an absolute fortune, as does the production of many of the adverts. If the shops didn't get results from ads this early they wouldn't be on tv.

SmiteYouWithThunderbolts Sat 09-Nov-13 21:45:58

Ohhhhh bah humbug to all of you! I love Christmas and am embracing any opportunity to get festive. I don't have my tree up yet but one of my friends does.

I've already baked and eaten two batches of mince pies. Just to trial the recipes, of course. And I may have put Christmas music on earlier. And watched Elf this morning.

Even my children despair of me. My eight year old son said to me last week "Mum, you're basically just a massive kid about Christmas, aren't you?".

PetiteRaleuse Sat 09-Nov-13 21:47:07

Yanbu. Drags it out too long, by the time Christmas actually happens we're all fed up of it. Ditto for Christmas music and decorations in shops bah humbug.

superstarheartbreaker Sat 09-Nov-13 21:54:22

Like i said...I love December where it belongs..

jellyboatsandpirates Sat 09-Nov-13 21:59:26

Prime time tv advert cost an absolute fortune, as does the production of many of the adverts. If the shops didn't get results from ads this early they wouldn't be on tv.

That's just it, isn't it? Companies ARE going to put their adverts on the telly now when everyone is in the middle of or thinking about doing their Christmas shopping.
Why would they do it in December when everyone's finished or nearly finished?!
Wouldn't make sense!

jellyboatsandpirates Sat 09-Nov-13 22:01:48

Ditto for Christmas music and decorations in shops bah humbug.
I went for a long browse round the Christmas shop yesterday that's popped up in town just to stand and listen to the Christmas songs. blush
Well, they're not playing anywhere else yet and I wanted to hear them!!!
I'm 36 but you'd think I was 6

Strumpetron Sat 09-Nov-13 22:03:07

Agree 100%. I've had a rant on facebook about it. It ruins the magic of it, by the time christmas actually comes we're all bored and sick of the site of it. We should all be getting excited now bonfire night and halloween is over with, awaiting december to start the countdown. but nooo shops are forcing it on us already/

southeastastra Sat 09-Nov-13 22:06:11

the ads are annoying me already. on mn it makes me laugh when people put up their trees really really early then take them down on boxing day grin

Screamqueen Sat 09-Nov-13 22:06:53

Bored and sick of Christmas? Never! It just makes the anticipation even better.

jellyboatsandpirates Sat 09-Nov-13 22:07:14

but nooo shops are forcing it on us already/
It's the tail end of November soon though. Stands to reason they'll be advertising their wares now as everyone is thinking of Christmas shopping!
Bloody card shops on the other hand - even I say there is absolutely no need for Christmas cards in there at the end of feckin' August.
The sun's beating down inside! People are on their summer holidays! Feck off and come back in October/November!

Strumpetron Sat 09-Nov-13 22:07:39

I absolutely love christmas. I mean I go crazy for it. I'm the person in work who goes in with the 'do you like my baubles' jumper.

But celebrating too early ruins it.

jellyboatsandpirates Sat 09-Nov-13 22:08:07

The sun's beating down inside!

Should read outside!! Ooops

Strumpetron Sat 09-Nov-13 22:10:17

It's the tail end of November soon though

It's the 9th, hardly near the tail end. It's still the beginning of November, over a month away from christmas. I know why the shops do it, it doesn't make it less annoying.

We'd all object to someone putting their christmas decorations up now, it's the same with the shops and adverts and the like

jungletoes Sat 09-Nov-13 22:11:23

The real Xmas message now is spend, spend and spend...

Strumpetron Sat 09-Nov-13 22:18:20

You're right jungletoes.

I'm really excited as this is my first christmas in my 'proper'* home with my DP. Need to get a christmas tree yet, are they expensive?!

*aka not living with parents, not living with boyfriends parents, not living in sharehouse/caravan, and not alone in my old house

misspontypine Sat 09-Nov-13 22:20:08

The days are getting darker and darker, we don't actually have much to look forward to apart from Christmas, I guess traditionally we would be making jam, baking, starting to make gifts, the giving aspect of Christmas is the most important part of Christmas, nowadays we just go and buy something but maybe emotionally we need the time of looking forward and thinking about giving and celebrating to get us through the time where the darkness gets more and more oppressive.

I havn't seen any Christmas adverts, I must go and YouTube some!

doolallylass Sat 09-Nov-13 22:23:22

YANBU! Heard a friend say they had their first Xmas card today. Should all be banned til December, you know, the actual festive month!! angry

nancy75 Sat 09-Nov-13 22:24:50

Jungletoes, what other Xmas message would you expect from a retailer? It is the aim of their company to get people to go in and spend money, goodwill to all men won't pay the staff or the rent on the shop.

fatlazymummy Sat 09-Nov-13 22:25:23

I don't watch any adverts. I change channels when adverts come on or get up and do something else, so I don't care what they're about.
As far as displays in shops, well I'd rather see christmas trees and decorations in November than more empty shops through the rest of the year.

fifi669 Sat 09-Nov-13 22:30:30

If they want to start advertising now... Fine. But make them wintery instead if Christmassy.

I know a lot of people that think it's only Christmas when you see the coca-cola advert.... It was in tonight. Ruined. I actually messaged them in disgust! may have done it last year too

Strumpetron Sat 09-Nov-13 22:33:59

nancy I'm pretty sure she meant the christmas message as a whole.

NipLash Sat 09-Nov-13 22:49:00

YABU. It's only 6 and a bit weeks til christmas. The shops need to influence us NOW, as many people are starting their christmas shopping or have already started!

usualsuspect Sat 09-Nov-13 22:51:48


Shops need to cash in on Christmas.

wamabama Sat 09-Nov-13 23:05:49

Yabu. As others have said, most do their shopping around this time so shops are best to get their ads in and hopefully get everyone talking about them now.

MindyWiller Sun 10-Nov-13 09:18:46

I understand the adverts and the shop displays- i finished christmas shopping before all that even started though but they have to start early.

i think the christmas lights, music and dressing up could wait until later though- i don't like being forced to feel christmassy too early.

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