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Do you and/or DCs wear new clothes on Xmas day?

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fuzzpig Sun 18-Nov-12 23:54:07

Following on from the new jammies thing.

Do you get the DCs or yourself something new to wear?

I haven't in the past but quite like the idea of doing it. For the DCs maybe. Or maybe not.

<shifts uncomfortably on fence post, checks for splinters>

VoldemortsNipple Mon 19-Nov-12 08:52:49

Dcs get two sets of new clothes for Christmas day and boxing day. They also get new shoes. They have a budget of around 100 pound each. But this will be increased for the older two this year because they're teenagers now.

I will usually get something if there's any money left in the pot. Dh tends to put a shirt on but nothing new.

VoldemortsNipple Mon 19-Nov-12 08:56:08

By the way, in this neck of the woods, its the norm that most dcs get one or two sets of clothes.

Sirzy Mon 19-Nov-12 08:57:13

DS does, I don't.

Sirzy Mon 19-Nov-12 08:57:37

but nowhere near £100, more like £10 from asda!

fuzzpig Mon 19-Nov-12 09:09:09

I know my DSDs (who spend Xmas with their mum, and have 'extra Xmas' with us on a nearby day) get a new dress every year for the day. I think it's a nice tradition smile

I have recently cleared out my DCs' clothes and DS especially is outgrowing everything.

My mum has fallen into the habit of getting DD a dress for her summer birthday each year, that is the only non-supermarket/charity shop clothing she gets, wouldn't hurt to have a wintery one as well.

I always get DH at least one t-shirt each Xmas anyway.

Another question - if you do the new outfit thing, do you wrap it up as part of the presents for Xmas morning?

Sirzy Mon 19-Nov-12 09:10:26

No, I just have it for him to wear when he gets dressed. I am not sure at 3 he would be that interested in a new shirt!

scentednappyhag Mon 19-Nov-12 09:26:28

We dress up on Christmas day, but not really new clothes especially for the occasion. I've usually run out of money by that point! grin

OhTheConfusion Mon 19-Nov-12 09:26:43

We all tend to get new outfits for Christmas, we then wear the knitwear my mum (always) buys us on boxing day! They have roughly £80-£100 budget each and reasonable 'free' choice.

We got the DD1 clothes on Saturday:
She got this for christmas day along with new sparkly baseball boots. Can you tell she choose her own?!? and this to wear with knee high boots and woolies on boxing day.

One down four to go!

OhTheConfusion Mon 19-Nov-12 09:28:49

The christmas outfit she choose so will be in her wardrobe. I do wrap up what I choose for boxing day though.

Wishfulmakeupping Mon 19-Nov-12 09:29:36

We all get dressed up but not new clothes, bit strange as OH's side don't so they must think I'm mad but my family dress up every year

MrsBucketxx Mon 19-Nov-12 09:31:31

no something nice not new, it costs enough without new clothes ontop.

iseenodust Mon 19-Nov-12 09:31:47

DS usually gets a jumper/top from Father Xmas wink. DH will wear a shirt that may or may not be a present. I will make effort to wear a skirt/dress but it wont be new.

shrimponastick Mon 19-Nov-12 09:35:24

No. We do tend to dress a bit more smartly than usual, as will be seeing other family members.

I had never heard of the new pyjamas stuff either before.

Bumblequeen Mon 19-Nov-12 09:37:23

We dress up but only dd has a new outfit. I just wear a dress in my wardrobe and dh wears a shirt.

If we could afford it I would buy a new outfit. I have my eye on a black lace dress and several others.

It is nice to have several outfits for the Christmas period what with work dos/lunches, dinner invitations to family/friends, Christmas Day.

RobinSparkles Mon 19-Nov-12 09:42:01

I usually buy the DC something new for over the Christmas period. For example, I will buy DD1 a new dress for her school Christmas party and she'll probably wear it on Christmas Day.

DewDr0p Mon 19-Nov-12 10:53:16

We tend to dress up a bit - the dcs all like to wear a shirt grin but they're not new. Last year I bought myself a nice dress and will probably wear that again this Christmas.

Blu Mon 19-Nov-12 10:54:28

No!

InNeedOfBrandy Mon 19-Nov-12 10:57:08

dd gets a winter dress and ds gets an outfit, both get new shoes.

They get other clothes as presents to, they love getting clothes and shoes so think getting new jeans or a top is amazing. Take the other day we went up the charity shop and they had £2 each to spend, ds got a light sabor and a top and dd bought herself jeans and a book instead of a toy. She was hard pressed to decide between jeans and a bag grin

InNeedOfBrandy Mon 19-Nov-12 10:58:46

The dress I got dd was £7.99 not the best dress ever but very christmassy I think.

www.hm.com/gb/product/05344?article=05344-A#article=05344-B

WantAnOrange Mon 19-Nov-12 10:59:01

The children do but it won't be something to dressy, so they can wear it throughout the year as well. They get pants and socks too.

Last year DS got a Mickey Mouse hoodie, top and tracksuit bottoms from Asda. DD (7 weeks) might get a pretty dress for christmas as she lives in babygrows and I want to dress her up at least once blush.

HullyEastergully Mon 19-Nov-12 11:01:01

We wear new clothes every day.

CheungFun Mon 19-Nov-12 11:01:55

We don't bother and never have...Christmas clothes are nice comfortable clothes for eating lots and slobbing around on the settee all day - leggings for me smile

2anddone Mon 19-Nov-12 18:14:29

We are home all over Christmas just me dh and the 2 dc. They get new pyjamas for Xmas eve and don't take them off til day after boxing day!! They bathe and put them back on, ds7 says he loves to stay in them as that means we are staying at home just the four of us!

racingheart Mon 19-Nov-12 19:28:51

The cat usually gets them a cool or jokey tee shirt. They wear that on the day.

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