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Eeeep! It's August tomorrow...means I can officially start present sorting

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MilkNoSugarPlease Sun 31-Jul-11 12:33:35

without being a freak grin grin

I'm normally at least a 3rd done by now but last year I started in May...that was excessive grin

upahill Sun 31-Jul-11 12:34:56

I wrapped the first present up last night blush

mercades1999 Mon 01-Aug-11 11:39:09

i start about now to christmas shop!! i have twins so i try to get lots of diffrent stuff!! smile

prolificwillybreeder Mon 01-Aug-11 18:36:57

Hurray I can finally start thinking about Xmas cards and sorting my lists out smile
I am not ashamed to say I am excited by this!

archfiend Mon 01-Aug-11 18:41:13

<peeks into thread>

<gets scared at how organised you lot are>

<runs away to live in normal Christmas denial until November>

grin am slightly in awe of you all really...

FebreezeYourJeans Mon 01-Aug-11 18:49:35

Oh you can't wrap, you just can't!!!!

It has to be cold to wrap, with mulled wine and 'Polar Express'.

Shopping on the other hand is permitted grin

upahill Mon 01-Aug-11 20:13:40

Oh No!!!

Just been talking to my friend about Christmas (amongst other things!) and she has bought my Christmas present.
She had to tell me what it was and it's tickets to a gig.
One that I bought tickets for on Saturday!!!!! sad

brightermornings Mon 01-Aug-11 20:19:02

This will be my first christmas on mumsnet. I've been saving since jan and hope to have £600. I usually start thinking about xmas now and start shopping once dc's are back at school. I'm excited now!!

JiltedJohnsJulie Mon 01-Aug-11 20:20:00

Bought DDs main present last week.

<scares self at how organised I am and runs away from thread, it won't last I tell you!>

LisMcA Mon 01-Aug-11 20:23:32

No no no no no! Can't start christmas until I've had my birthday. It's not right any other way!

My birthday is next week though, so I'll be joining you all then! wink

Honeydragon Mon 01-Aug-11 20:29:33

Have a few bits for dd but nothing for ds yet sad.

Steeplearningcurve Mon 01-Aug-11 20:31:54

I'm never normally organised for Christmas but this will be my first year with dd and I'm already excited about buying her presents and decorating the house!

Ismeyes Mon 01-Aug-11 21:34:20

Christmas shopping is officially allowed to start once the Argos catalogue comes out. It's the rules. DD has already had a look through, so I have some ideas...

Chipotle Mon 01-Aug-11 21:36:09

You lot aren't even joking are you? confused

CDMforever Mon 01-Aug-11 21:56:30

Argos catalogue is out.
Someone stopped my car to give me a copy yesterday confused
Still got DCs birthdays to come. Last one in October and only then can the Christmas fun begin!
Can't wait!
Love the post about wrapping presents with a glass of mulled wine and Polar Express on in the background. Chez moi it has to be Its a Wonderful Life tho. Polar Express is one to watch with the DCs.

MonsterBookOfTysons Mon 01-Aug-11 21:59:46

I bought first present a week ago, have arranged my mum and brother coming for christmas dinner, and ordered my inlaws present.
Dh and I are writing a list tonight grin

whomovedmychocolate Mon 01-Aug-11 22:03:37

I'm really disorganised this year because we are moving and I can't find space in the house for anything else. But yes the year is pressing on. grin

MilkNoSugarPlease Mon 01-Aug-11 23:30:36

Ok, wrapping is a step to far!

In chez moi, it's christmas songs on the tv, no alcohol (Not after the year I wrapped scissors into a 2yo's gift due to to wine!!) and a huuge pile of presents to wrap...which gets bigger as the day goes on as everyone asks you to wrap their gifts also... I colour co-ordinate my wrapping each year...last year was turquoise and silver (Was going to be red and white but I bought 8 rolls of gorgeous red paper with glittery white spots....just to find there was to much glitter and NO sellotape would stick.... bastards!

Will write out spreadsheet this weekend (I do love a spreadsheet!!)

Every year the list justs gets bigger!

upahill Tue 02-Aug-11 14:06:10

milk I'm the opposite, every year mine gets smaller!!
People keep splitting up and kids become adults and relatives die!!!

SuePurblybilt Tue 02-Aug-11 14:16:05

I've a few bits in the present drawer, mostly because I am poor so I like to spread the cost blush.
Currently DD wants the Care Bears Care a lot castle playset. The one made in 1988 and ££££ on Fleabay sad. Wonder if I can make one Blue Peter Stylee?

huffythethreadslayer Tue 02-Aug-11 14:18:51

I'm with the poster who said Christmas wrapping means polar express, but in my case, it's sherry. Only time I drink the foul stuff smile

upahill Tue 02-Aug-11 14:47:34

I'll do my main wrapping on Chritmas ever but do bits when I can.
I've always sent DH to the pub so I can wrap but the pub he goes to has changed and he doesn't like going in with out me (he's not soft, it's just become more of a couples place whilst before he would meet mates and have a game of pool)

Looks like he is going to break my routine this year!!!!

mogs0 Tue 02-Aug-11 17:00:42

My sister and I were discussing Christmas this morning!

This year, I have invited my family to my house for Christmas. We usually go to my Mum's but I think it'd be nice for ds to stay in his own bed on Christmas eve and I quite fancy staying in my pjs as long as possible.

I've been picking up bits and pieces for a while - same as every year. I had a bit of a clear out a couple of weeks ago and found a few things that I'd forgotten about so am further ahead than I'd realised!

I don't wrap anything until the last minute otherwise I forget what's inside.

LordOfTheFlies Tue 02-Aug-11 21:06:28

Milknosugarplease Pmsl at wrapping scissors in 2 yo prsessie.

Then felt v guilty for laughing.
DH ROFL grin blush

MilkNoSugarPlease Tue 02-Aug-11 21:35:01

It was awful blush

They were proper big scissors, I couldn't find them anywhere....most people would go "Shit!! And unwrap all the gifts (Or at least feel them!) to find them.....not me in my drunken haze...I thought "Ach they're around here somewhere i'm sure"

It's always fun to get a phone call on xmas day saying "Thanks for the gift he loved them....not so much the huge scissors though...."

Whoope!

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