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What's you 'now i know it's Christmas' trigger?

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wibblyjelly Sun 16-Nov-14 19:49:40

Mine are hearing The Pogues Fairytale of New York on the radio, and when they have the sachets of gingerbread lattes for sale in the shops, so I can make them at home.

BettyFocker Sun 16-Nov-14 19:51:15

The Coca-Cola Christmas advert!

MrsPresley Sun 16-Nov-14 19:52:30

Whe I'm up town and hear the Salvation Army band

MissLurkalot Sun 16-Nov-14 19:52:32

Going to the Country Living Christmas Fair

Lagoonablue Sun 16-Nov-14 19:53:11

Polar Express on telly.

MrsLindor Sun 16-Nov-14 20:08:50

Usually when I watch "Fanny Craddock cooks for Christmas", but I watched it really early this year so it didn't really hit the festive spot.

Probably this year it'll happen when I go Christmas shopping day with DH.

mamalovebird Sun 16-Nov-14 20:12:06

DHs birthday. It's on the 4th December so that needs to happen before I get festive.

Not that it stops me buying pressies, I'm all ready smile

DillydollyRIP Sun 16-Nov-14 20:15:19

Our local christmas light switch on and late night shopping.

EhricLovesTheBhrothers Sun 16-Nov-14 20:16:56

Fairy tale of New York is a very significant sign for me, also when the tree goes up.

MissHJ Sun 16-Nov-14 20:17:32

Probably the 1st of December when I put the tree and decs up. I do have most of our presents and christmas things for December put away but none of it comes out until the 1st

SouthernOne Sun 16-Nov-14 20:17:32

when the Christmas Radio Times comes out

JingleSpud Sun 16-Nov-14 20:18:50

being able to go late night shopping with the christmas music on in shops

fanjoforthemammaries7850 Sun 16-Nov-14 20:19:35

When it's December. CbA with all the Christmas nonsense just now

thatsn0tmyname Sun 16-Nov-14 20:20:04

When we break up school for the holssmile

Methe Sun 16-Nov-14 20:21:26

Elf.

grin

SteveBrucesNose Mon 17-Nov-14 04:57:01

Christmas trees up and carols on in hotels. Usually reasonably well into December before that happens here, as it's a Muslim country.

And usually our wedding anniversary which is mid-Dec is when we start being Christmassy at home, but I'm away for most of the time between anniversary and actual Christmas so it'll have to be early this year

Stupidhead Mon 17-Nov-14 05:03:07

Fenwicks window!

OutThereLil Mon 17-Nov-14 05:20:19

One year I ignored Christmas so long it was upon me before I knew it and I was very unprepared.

Now its Christmas as soon as D2's birthday is over. That's mid November. Seems early but I would never get everything done if I didn't accept it early and get my arse in gear.

One day the DC will be grown and moved out and then I can go back to blissfully ignoring it until the 20th Dec grin

elsbethy Mon 17-Nov-14 05:27:34

The Coco Cola advert or the Radio Times. I've not seen either yet.

Our town have turned on their lights already, and that's too early even for me!

Hairylegs47 Mon 17-Nov-14 05:29:16

Fenwicks window too!
I'm going home next week, is it up yet??

As a kid I though it was always there, I was very sad when I found out it wasn't sad

AggressiveBunting Mon 17-Nov-14 05:30:13

red cups in Starbucks. The return to the normal ones when you get back to work in Jan is such a downer.

Hairylegs47 Mon 17-Nov-14 05:35:45

For those who don't know
thebwd.com/the-enchanted-forest-window-displays-at-fenwick-newcastle-by-one-world-studio/

HelloItsMeFell Mon 17-Nov-14 05:37:05

I live outside the UK and I have two children who are young adults who live in the UK. I know it's Christmas when I see them walk through the arrivals lounge of the airport, mid-December when they fly out to be with us for two weeks.

I'm counting down the days now. grin

Mostlyjustaluker Mon 17-Nov-14 06:27:58

Newcastle fenwick window is up. I have no dc so normally go past on a night out but they did not have the lights and sound on after closing this time.

Stupidhead Mon 17-Nov-14 06:38:46

It is up Hairy! Alice in Wonderland grin

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