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when does Christmas start?

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Misty9 Wed 17-Dec-14 19:55:44

Or, when can I start pigging out on all the goodies? grin

I remember as a child my mum would buy all this lovely food but loudly proclaim "its for Christmas!" if we went near it!

So when does it officially start for you?

disneymum3 Wed 17-Dec-14 19:57:53

When the tree goes up fgrin

Coconutjoe Wed 17-Dec-14 20:02:30

Already on it! Stilton, brie, nuts, mincepies.. all fair game.
Once you've had the Christmas party, kids nativity and Christmas jumper day surely its started smile

Having said that, my mum used to say the same thing. Meant Christmas Eve onwards.

Though I like to think I keep Christmas in my heart ( and my tum) all year round ;)

BuilderMammy Wed 17-Dec-14 20:03:51

When we have Christmas Fridge - when the fridge is groaning at the seams and most of it is cheese, cream or pate.

We've just done our last Tesco visit so Christmas Fridge has arrived grin

I haven't got a clue where I'm going to stash the goodies I plan to pick up in M&S on Monday!

TheFantasticMrsFox Wed 17-Dec-14 20:04:57

Early Sunday morning when I finish work fgrin
DH and DS finish on Friday so once I'm done (about 6am) that will be it fsmile

IgnoreMeEveryOtherReindeerDoes Wed 17-Dec-14 20:08:51

As in when opened the 1st tub of chocolates? Then it was 2weeks ago

Or when opened second tub of chocolates? Then it was last week

Or when opened tin of sweets, then its today

Christmas has started here already

Rinkydinkypink Wed 17-Dec-14 20:13:04

Not until Christmas Eve in our house. We don't buy chocolates for us so that doesn't start till Christmas Day.

Thankfully dd is dairy free so no cream/butter etc allowed.

I still feel very very fat but that's all the meals out.

KitKat1985 Thu 18-Dec-14 13:25:21

My Mum did the same thing - she would start buying food in November and stock-pile it, but we weren't allowed to eat any until Christmas eve. However invariably every year she would have gone mad with over-buying and we would have still be eating it until Easter. So I say start now and get ahead. grin

RojaGato Thu 18-Dec-14 15:57:43

1 December.

70isaLimitNotaTarget Thu 18-Dec-14 18:06:45

As soon as I can without getting the hmm look from DH (I get unreasonably excited by QVC Christmas in July )

Officially it starts when I finish work Yesssss

And when I hear "Fairytale of New York" when I'm out,

MaryWestmacott Thu 18-Dec-14 18:08:39

tomorrow night, when the schools have broken up, that's the start of the Christmas holidays, so it's holiday season for holiday food.

33goingon64 Thu 18-Dec-14 18:13:13

Christmas Eve, 3pm. When the Carols from Kings start and you're peeling sprouts.

SouthernOne Thu 18-Dec-14 18:19:44

Christmas Eve around 5pm. All jobs done, house clean and tidy and the wine's open

I'm always saying the quality street is for Christmas. Even at 21 my DD still asks when that issmile

revealall Thu 18-Dec-14 18:22:50

Another one when school/work finishes.
Everything is just stress before that. there is too much to do in the precious few hours after work and unfortunately that gets eroded by school plays,drinks parties, Christmas suppers etc etc

IHaveBrilloHair Thu 18-Dec-14 18:23:45

After school tomorrow.
We have eaten a pack of mince pies and I have opened some cheese, but as of tomorrow, we will crack ooen anything we want and my Christmas cd will go on.

holmessweetholmes Thu 18-Dec-14 18:27:41

Christmas Eve, when we go to stay with family. I don't buy in chocolates, mince pies etc or any Christmas snacks, as we don't spend Christmas at home. That way, the excess is contained into the few days we're away and we don't spend two whole weeks stuffing our faces!

AtlanticDrift Thu 18-Dec-14 22:07:50

Definitely started here. Tea party for my friends and our collective 14 dc here today. Manic but fun.

80sMum Thu 18-Dec-14 22:20:20

For me, Christmas starts when the house is clean and tidy, the tree is decorated, the cards are on display and the decorations are up. I usually achieve this state by about 9.00pm on Christmas Eve,so that's when I allow myself to believe that it's Christmas.
But, to tell the truth, I look forward most of all to being able finally to relax when it's all over and I still have 3 days off before going back to work. I am not a fan of Christmas. For me it is a time of additional stress that I could do without.

Davros Thu 18-Dec-14 22:32:40

When DD finishes school which was last Thursday 11th december at midday exactly!

HollyBollyBooBoo Fri 19-Dec-14 02:17:11

3.30pm today when I finish work. Having a Chinese tonight after DDs Xmas dance show to kick off the festive eating marathon!

bigbluestars Fri 19-Dec-14 06:49:52

I have had the odd mince pie, but not much else. I haven't bought any christmas food yet- apart from some freezer stuff. Today I will clean out the fridge, give it a good scrub out in preparation for the food shop, which will start this weekens. I don't do one big shop, it will be done in batches as I like to go to several shops for different things.

shakemysilliesout Fri 19-Dec-14 12:08:52

I love 'Christmas fridge'! we have it since Dh went shopping yesterday. Pâté cream brandy butter....I think Christmas starts tonight....

SevenSwansASwimming Fri 19-Dec-14 12:18:20

6:30pm on Monday when DH gets home from work, then he's off until Boxing Day.

GirlAnachronism Fri 19-Dec-14 12:24:07

12pm on tuesday when DS breaks up from school

DamselNotInHerDress Fri 19-Dec-14 12:37:22

In December. I'm not a believer in gorging over 3 days, I'd rather spread it out over a month!

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