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Do you do anything special on the 1st Dec (other than opening the first door on the advent calender) ?

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spookysal Tue 13-Nov-12 11:33:59

I get out the box with Christmas books, puzzles and DVDs.

I also want to put Christmas duvets on the bed (if I can find any).

What do you do?

Mintyy Tue 13-Nov-12 22:50:00

Ooooh, what goes in your Christmas window box Biwi?

MrsCantSayAnything Tue 13-Nov-12 22:54:20

MinnieBar I KNEW that duvet was from China when I saw the title said "Gentle Santa"

Wtf? They always these subtle translation troubles!

"Gentle Girl Thing of Beauty Hairslide" and "Peaceful Man Jumper"

AudrinaAdare Tue 13-Nov-12 22:54:26

I'm now after a Christmas duvet. Santa is going to make DS (5) sleep in his own sodding bed rather than with DH in mine.

This why I am after a naice one - because it probably won't work and while I do sleep with a lovely Gruffalos Child single duvet in DS' bed, I don't like the polyester sad

BIWI Tue 13-Nov-12 22:55:21

I have some long metal 'skewers' with metal snowmen/Father Christmases, and stars, and some wooden ones, with angels and children on them. Also a couple of wooden Christmas trees and reindeers.

[blushes even more as it seems so naff but it's really lovely in a defiant kind of way]

Mintyy Tue 13-Nov-12 22:58:58

And you have plants too? I DEMAND that you upload a picture when they are in situ!

AudrinaAdare Tue 13-Nov-12 23:38:42

Oooh, Mintyy they do the Gentle Santa Chinese duvet in a Winter Wonderland blue too. It is absolute hell - brilliant grin

BIWI that sounds lovely, no need for the defiance! smile

WhatWouldVegansDo Wed 14-Nov-12 01:24:59

Ooh, Minnie, that duvet is great! Nice find! smile

BIWI, your festive window boxes sound great. Photos please, in due course.

BIWI Wed 14-Nov-12 08:00:41

I usually plant the boxes with white cyclamen.

Shall try and remember to take photos this year!

BIWI Wed 14-Nov-12 08:01:14

Oh, and I usually tie a tartan ribbon around the boxes as well.

BIWI Wed 14-Nov-12 08:01:32

<considers new career as Kirsty Wotsit>

buzzgirly Wed 14-Nov-12 08:07:24

I really want to get a Santa duvet now after reading this thread!

BIWI that sounds lovely!

Our elf will arriving on 1st with christmas colouring books, dvd,crafty bits and advent calendars. I was also going to put in some nice writing paper/pen/envelope so we can write to Santa.

BIWI Wed 14-Nov-12 08:56:13

... and I buy Christmas loo paper from M&S blush and have a Father Christmas loo roll cover for the top of the toilet [dies a bit more at admitting all of this]

Mintyy Wed 14-Nov-12 09:23:13

OMG at the duvet cover!

Well, I went a bit mad last week and got dragged round the Country Living Christmas Fair in Islington by a couple of Christmas-mad friends. Bought a nice garland to go on the mantelpiece and one of them dried orangey wreath thingies for the front door and a few more decorations. Have never done anything Christmassy so early in the year before now!

Unfortunately I didn't see any Santa loo roll covers or I would have been sure to buy one hmm.

AudrinaAdare Wed 14-Nov-12 09:27:09

I have "The Snowman" themed kitchen roll squirreled away for Christmas blush

70isaLimitNotaTarget Wed 14-Nov-12 09:38:19

I get out the advent tree and the Elf.
But DS birthday is the 7th so we don't do any more decorations till about the 15th.

Not duvets but I've got Christmas fleeces (years old, from Lakeland Limited.)
One for the sofa, one for each of DC beds.

And I listen out for the supermarkets and shops playing "FairyTale of New York" and turn into a gibbering wreck when I sing along (it was playing in the labour ward when I was having my PFB) grin

70isaLimitNotaTarget Wed 14-Nov-12 09:40:40

Christmas Handtowels in the downstairs loo - Yes
Cinnamon and Orange L'Occitane soap for me -Yes
The Snowman kitchen roll-Yes
M&S silver star loo roll -Yes

(I know there is The Snowman looroll but I can't wipe my bum on The Snowman shock

WhatWouldVegansDo Wed 14-Nov-12 13:21:23

BIWI, that sounds lovely. If I was still local to you I'd do a neighbourhood tour or the lights and definitely include your area!

I'd love a Christmas fleece blanket, I am on the lookout. And a Christmas quilt. Hopefully we will have one more child so I am waiting a while, as I will get us all coordinating sets once I know if and what child I may be blessed with!

I've seen Christmas toilet paper, I am tempted! I used to use that M&S starry toilet paper throughout the year, just because I like stars! smile

70s, I am sure The Snowman would be honoured if you wiped your Christmas bum on him! smile

spookysal Wed 14-Nov-12 14:27:46

If anyone finds a christmas fleece could you link please!

MinnieBar Wed 14-Nov-12 16:17:32

I am still fantasising about DH's face if I were to buy one of those duvet covers... it'd be lots of shock with a fair amount of hmm and confused thrown in.

To be honest, I myself would most likely be going 'My eyes! My eyes!' every time I went in the bedroom grin

spooky I quite like this one from the Disney store, quite Nordic, not v Disny IFSWIM...|11;d|Zlec5zKrgqxLtM:

WhatWouldVegansDo Wed 14-Nov-12 17:56:08

Oh wow, Binfull, that Disney one is adorable.

spookysal Wed 14-Nov-12 18:43:55

I really like that binful and both dds are mickey mouse crazy atm so would go down a treat. Buying two won't be cheap though!

MinnieBar Wed 14-Nov-12 20:47:48

Oooh, one christmas fleece for the sofa is cheaper than four duvet covers...

WineGless Wed 14-Nov-12 22:29:03

I think a few of you should be going us on FN poncetastic thread!

anja1cam Wed 14-Nov-12 23:00:04

I've seen a variety of nice Christmas fleeces in Dunelm Mill and in Primark. Probably elsewhere too...

For us the 1st means:
Christmas decorations come out (the non-tree ones), and an Advent wreath/candle holder with 4 candles, one to light each Sunday.
Advent calendars obviously
Children's books with Christmas themes come out from the same box in the loft, we have amassed quite a collection now
I also have a couple of new Christmas books - one of them an 'Usborne Makes' for Christmas compendium, I'm looking forward to that :-)
If I can find one, a new Christmas pattern wipe-clean tablecloth for the kitchen table.
A couple of Christmas mugs that don't get used the rest of the time,
and of course:
Christmas TeaTowels!

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