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My Christmas Box is up and running.

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InvasionOfTheBodyShatners Sun 02-Nov-14 16:13:04

When I'm still sporting my Hallowe'en name too! Feeling very pleased with myself.

Big crisps box, covered in last year's tail end of wrapping paper. It has a dark Chocolate Orange in it grin

Does anyone else have a Christmas Box?

LokiBear Sun 02-Nov-14 16:40:00

No, but I want one! (erm, what is it?)

amyhamster Sun 02-Nov-14 16:41:46

What the hell is a Christmas box?

amyhamster Sun 02-Nov-14 16:43:14

Is it for food treats?
We only do Xmas food Xmas day reallyd
Don't do 2 weeks of mince pies, baileys & celebrations because then we spend the whole of january dieting wink

GotToBeInItToWinIt Sun 02-Nov-14 16:50:13

I have no idea what it is but it sounds like something I would like smile

BatsCantTwerk Sun 02-Nov-14 16:51:43

What is a christmas box?

BuilderMammy Sun 02-Nov-14 17:25:46

We don't have one but I think I'd want one if I knew what it was. Anything that involves chocolate oranges is good in my book.

WiIdfire Sun 02-Nov-14 17:27:51

I have a present box if thats similar? Any time throughout the year that I see something that would make a good present for someone, it goes into the box until next birthday/christmas. Then I know where to look! Is that what you mean?

theHowlatWooooooCorner Sun 02-Nov-14 17:28:07

Are Christmas boxes a personal pleasure, or do you have to share them with the rest of the household?

bobs123 Sun 02-Nov-14 17:30:58

My Christmas box is a toolbox so the mice don't get to all the goodies before we do angry

<wanders off looking for xmas paper with which to decorate>

JuniperTisane Sun 02-Nov-14 17:32:24

I have a shelf in a cupboard I suppose. It contains 2 boxes of after eights, then one, then two again when I buy another box on offer. Also 2 boxes of ritz crackers.

ScrabbledLeggsAndToes Sun 02-Nov-14 17:38:59

Oh, I have bought some Twiglets ready for Christmas. So I suppose I have started my Christmas box. It would just require a bit of cardboard to qualify smile

NorwaySpruce Sun 02-Nov-14 17:50:24

I have a bag of reindeer shaped pasta from Ikea stashed in a plastic storage box (we had a mouse invasion, so I'm playing it safe).

We also have 2 chocolate Advent calendars, 6 chocolate oranges, and some mini Kellog's cereals, and 2 boxes of Ritz (Tesco special offers!)

And wrapping paper grin

Swifey Sun 02-Nov-14 17:52:43

One Christmas box is already filled...... 2 tins of quality street, a pack of candy canes, 2 large bags crisps, some mini stollen, a Christmas cake, 2 bottles of champagne and a Christmas pudding!!! Xxx

GotToBeInItToWinIt Sun 02-Nov-14 17:55:23

Is a Christmas box a 'thing'?!

Massiveaggressive Sun 02-Nov-14 17:56:14

That type of forward planning does not work for me,If I bought Christmas goodies now I would be eating them as I type this.The only way I can maintain any sanity is to get "Christmas" delivered a day or two before (Christmas delivery is already booked)

Guitargirl Sun 02-Nov-14 18:01:21

I have a Christmas box which currently includes the chocolate and sweets for the DC's stockings, some chocolatey treats which our Elf is going to bring including this, 2 panettone from Lidl, Fox's misfits tube and Walkers cheesy mix Christmas tub. My next purchase is going to be a shed load of Baileys grin.

andsmile Sun 02-Nov-14 18:04:35

We had an xmas carrier bag. When Tescos got their stock in I bought half price Terry's Chocolate Orange and the After Eight Mints - all eaten within two days.

So I've decided to go for a minimal xmas. My body does not require extra calories because the calendar says so like in previous years from the 1st of December when tree goes up with carols, mulled wine and mince pies.

Shodan Sun 02-Nov-14 18:18:39

I love the idea of it, but it wouldn't work for me.

Last year I bought 6 tins of Christmas chocolates, because I kept opening them and eating them...

I have no willpower sad grin

BenguinsMummy Sun 02-Nov-14 18:23:02

I've had mine since February.... blush

Guitargirl Sun 02-Nov-14 18:50:05

Benguins - crikey, what's in yours to have kept since February? (Am imagining tinned sprouts) grin

Callofthewild Sun 02-Nov-14 18:53:17

I have bits stashed away in a cupboard but have not told DH otherwise he'd end up nibbling away at them...

InvasionOfTheBodyShatners Sun 02-Nov-14 19:19:01

It's not 'a thing' I don't think, just a thing my mum did. Cardboard box covered in slightly damaged wrapping paper, used to stash all the bits and bobs I'll be picking up over the next few weeks that must be kept separate from food that can be eaten.

It has to be obviously for Christmas or those bleeders will snaffle the lot. Well, the Chocolate Orange, as it stands.

atticusclaw Sun 02-Nov-14 19:22:54

I've started although mine is a cupboard in the garage. I have the christmas pudding, a tin of roses, a tin of cadburys heroes two boxes of matchmakers and some cheese straws!

GotToBeInItToWinIt Sun 02-Nov-14 19:25:44

Haha ah ok, I understand smile. DD is only 1 so we don't yet have to hide things from her. I'm sure it won't be long though!

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