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Yay! Now Halloween's out of the way, it's time to get really excited : )

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BuilderMammy Sat 01-Nov-14 09:42:31

I absolutely love the morning after Halloween. I've just taken the decorations down, I'm going out to buy the December issue of Good Food later and I'm going to settle down with my pressies spreadsheet this evening and admire it.

Anyone else feeling that Christmas is a whole lot closer this morning?

loudarts Sat 01-Nov-14 09:44:38

Yes definitely. It's time to start wrapping the presents so they don't end up being done last minute.

kissmelittleass Sat 01-Nov-14 10:01:26

oh yes cannot wait the excitement lol hello christmas

sillymillyb Sat 01-Nov-14 10:03:50

I woke up soooo excited this morning. It's nearly Christmas!!! Wooohoooo!

curiousgeorgie Sat 01-Nov-14 10:10:26

I've just boxed up the halloween decorations and put my 'x many sleeps till Santa' wooden countdown on the mantle piece wink

PourquoiTuGachesTaVie Sat 01-Nov-14 10:13:05

Noooo we've still got Bonfire night yet! Christmas excitement starts on the 6th November.

BuilderMammy Sat 01-Nov-14 10:21:38

We don't have bonfire night here so there's nothing else to get in the way now : )

sillymillyb Sat 01-Nov-14 10:26:19

Ds is scared of bonfire night so we are skipping straight to the good stuff grin

iloveholidays Sat 01-Nov-14 10:49:28

yey, can I join. DD1 is being sick this morning the poor thing so need something to cheer me up!!! smile

I need a couple of hours child free really so I can pull everything out, work out what I've bought and what I've got left to get. School Christmas fayre on 29th November so that is countdown for us. might start wrapping that night too.

TheOnlyPink Sat 01-Nov-14 11:05:45

Yay! Bought the Christmas good food mag yesterday and planning a good quiet read later with my Christmas organiser.

My sister came over this morning and brought mince pies! Tis the season!

Guitargirl Sat 01-Nov-14 11:49:17

Yes, our halloween decorations are all in a box waiting to go into the shed later. DP was chuckling at me last night, I was tutting at all the orange in our kitchen, I much prefer Christmas colours! On Monday when the DCs are at school am going to have a sort through of the Christmas decorations as I think they were shoved away in a bit of a rush last year.

When can we start the baileys?

I8toys Sat 01-Nov-14 11:54:35

Yes so glad Halloween is over as its DS2's birthday and always have a big party. Can now concentrate on Christmas!!

lemontwist Sat 01-Nov-14 11:59:33

I popped into Sainsburys first thing this morning and there was no trace of Halloween left & shelves were stacked high with Christmas goodies. I admit I brush off all talk of Christmas from the DCs but underneath I'm actually quite excited grin

DilysMoon Sat 01-Nov-14 11:59:46

Yes but better when bonfire night is out of the way and a small matter of a baby due this week, then I can get properly Christmassy grin

DilysMoon Sat 01-Nov-14 12:00:48

It needs to get a bit colder too, far too mild here!

ClashCityRocker Sat 01-Nov-14 12:06:36

dilsy good luck with the new baby!

I agree it wants to get colder. I love the cool, crisp mornings.

I'm trying in vain to delay my christmas-y ness this year, I tend to peak to early. But this is my favourite time of year without a doubt.

It's also the one time of the year I buy good housekeeping magazine!

ConstantlyCooking Sat 01-Nov-14 12:24:05

Normally I start "official" Christmas planning on 1 nov as it is a nice 55 days to go and once it's Guy Fawkes we are down to 50 and the time starts flying by.

WienerDiva Sat 01-Nov-14 12:34:35

We've already watched Home Alone this morning! Although watching it as an adult, that film makes me rather cross for a thousand reasons. Going to try to get dd to watch Elf with me later!!!!

poolomoomon Sat 01-Nov-14 12:37:11

Ooh yes. Love it when it finally hits November, then it really feels close. A month today and the decorations will be up! grin Cannot wait. I haven't taken the Halloween decorations down yet though, think I'll cling to them for a while to keep some form of festivity in the house wink.

annabanana19 Sat 01-Nov-14 12:57:09

And Christmas 24 has started on sky 327grin

marne2 Sat 01-Nov-14 13:00:56

Weather is getting in the way here too, kids are playing outside in t shirts and we have just cut the grass ( very odd for November ), hopefully the colder weather next week will help.

I'm itching to go to the local garden centre who has their Christmas display set up, I might have to go this afternoon as I. Just too excited. Dh and I are going Christmas shopping on Tuesday whilst the dd's are at school.

inchoccyheaven Sat 01-Nov-14 13:03:40

Yesterday was first time we have really done proper Halloweenie things and put more decorations than just a pumpkin up despite having a 12 and 14 yr old. Maybe because now on my own ( well have lovely dp) decided to embrace new things that exh wouldn't be keen on. 12 yr old loved it.

I got all my xmas prezzies out last night to see what got and if I can resist buying more for kids and dp I am almost done apart from 4 others that I know what I am getting. Very very excited about it all and will be decorating house with lots of new things.
Only down side was I stacked boxes on a ledge above stairs and this morning they decided to leap off and crash down the stairs scaring me to death. Luckily nothing broke. so now got find somewhere safer.

TheHouseonHauntedHill Sat 01-Nov-14 13:50:44


Well, I have just picked up the second to last present to get.


I have just booked accommodation near Longleat for the santa train [stupidly excited]

I just need to pin down food choices, then sit back and enjoy all lovely things planned.

{ultra happy]

70isaLimitNotaTarget Sat 01-Nov-14 14:59:17

I love love love this time of year too.
I've been writing lists and plotting planning things. I like to think of myself as a swan , serene image but paddling away like mad. DH thinks I'm more like a shark. Ominous dark shape in the deep water that if you ignore me, I'll go away (cheeky blighter)

Still have the fireworks to look forward to.
Had a nice Hallowe'en.

Eyeing up some winter clothes but there's not much point at the moment.

We have some nice Christmas things planned.
I'm writing in my notebook and my planner on the pakoota

I have Christmas Bedding
My No7 Advent Calender
Flu Jab done
My new dishwasher is installed grin

Just need to brave the crowds and get the shopping done ( hopefully before the end of November) which frees up time for food shopping

TheHouseonHauntedHill Sat 01-Nov-14 16:55:16

When can we start the baileys?

started last week quarter of a litre bottle - gone shock.

Stopped now.

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