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Have I forgotten anything for Christmas?

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Mylittlelights Wed 16-Dec-15 10:24:47

DC finish school, half day tomorrow, so I only really have today left to sort anything I have forgotten.

Gifts for DC, wrapped and hidden.

Gifts for others, Wrapped and packed.

Overseas cards and gifts, wrapped and posted 2 weeks ago.

Extra black sacks - ordered

Christmas Day dinner and drinks - ordered

Crackers - got them

Snacks/food for Christmas and Boxing Day - ordered

Christmas eve box - wrapped and hidden

Am I forgetting anything?

LibidinousTurkey Wed 16-Dec-15 10:38:41

I always make sure I have extra cat/dog food in as the feed stores have reduced opening hours.
Also enough logs and coal to keep us toasty.

Mylittlelights Wed 16-Dec-15 10:49:19

I have both of those sorted too.

TranquilityofSolitude Wed 16-Dec-15 10:51:18

Dishwasher tablets (if you have a dishwasher).

Mylittlelights Wed 16-Dec-15 10:53:25

<runs off to check>

Almost a full box (phew)

I'm so disorganised normally and end up in a panic on the 23rd and 24th. Wanted things to be organised this year.

Grumpyoldblonde Wed 16-Dec-15 11:43:33

Loo roll, batteries, plenty of tea and coffee, cleaning spray, candles for decoration/table centre.

Mylittlelights Wed 16-Dec-15 12:16:19

Need to check batteries, thank you for that one.

Loo roll I have on order

70isaLimitNotaTarget Wed 16-Dec-15 13:31:46

Any medication on prescription, paracetamol, plasters,
Phone number of a reliable taxi firm (just in case)

YoScience Wed 16-Dec-15 13:37:40

Batteries (pound shop) Christmas crackers, toilet roll.

Look out screwdrivers for toys either needing batteries or screwed into the box! angry

Mylittlelights Wed 16-Dec-15 13:46:02

Screwdrivers sorted (bought myself a kit for Xmas)

Should not need Taxi as I drive

I need a gift for someone I don't really get on with and have no ideas!

Mylittlelights Wed 16-Dec-15 13:46:28

Medication I bought this afternoon so that's sorted now.

taptonaria27 Wed 16-Dec-15 13:52:52

Lots of foil and cling film, long foil for the turkey.
Soft drinks and crisps, pickles for the leftovers
Tea bags and coffee
Satsumas for stockings and other fresh fruit
Do as much laundry and ironing as poss so it's done - change the beds?
or piss about on mumsnet to while away the hours like me--

Mylittlelights Wed 16-Dec-15 13:56:56

Need foil!

Thank you 27

Waiting to get fresh fruit and veg next week.

70isaLimitNotaTarget Wed 16-Dec-15 14:01:35

You did remember to order Christmas Loo Roll didn't cha? ........................................fwink

Wiping your festive bottom on Andrex Puppies just won't do at this time of year!

Mylittlelights Wed 16-Dec-15 15:56:56

No Christmas loo roll and no puppies but bought quilted as we have guests from Sat onwards.

We can go back to cheaper ones after Christmas grin

Ilovetorrentialrain Wed 16-Dec-15 16:02:48

Need any batteries? (By the way I'm intrigued, what's a Christmas Eve box?).

MrsPear Wed 16-Dec-15 16:12:07

Bloody batteries I knew I forgot something!

Thank you op

Mylittlelights Wed 16-Dec-15 16:22:11

Christmas eve box was something I did stupidly last year but the DC loved it so I have done it again.

Each DC has a new pair of PJs, thick socks, hot chocolate each, Christmas book each, one Christmas DVD (to watch as a family) and a few bags of popcorn and sweets to eat while watching the film.

And I say stupidly as its all stuff I would normally put in their stockings.

70isaLimitNotaTarget Wed 16-Dec-15 17:48:03

My DC are teenagers (16yo DS and 13.6yo DD)
We still do the CEH but no stockings now.

The stockings were originally given to buy DH and I another couple hours of sleep. Now they're lazy teens, we're awake well before they get out of bed (they're awake but lay about with iPods)

Teens presents are tiny and £££ so any exta little gifts make the present pile look better fgrin

CEH is PJs, dressing gown, Lush smellies, sweets, chocolate.

Mylittlelights Wed 16-Dec-15 17:57:32

My DTeens still get stockings 😄

Paperblank Wed 16-Dec-15 21:18:45

Plastic takeaway tubs! Bloody godsend for storing leftovers.

Ilovetorrentialrain Wed 16-Dec-15 22:19:42

OP that sounds lovely!

Mylittlelights Wed 16-Dec-15 22:50:41

Plastic take away tubs are a good idea but to put the instructions and warranties from gifts in.

We don't end up with leftovers.

dodobookends Wed 16-Dec-15 22:58:30

Check your local council refuse collection - they usually change bin day and you don't want to end up missing it

Mylittlelights Wed 16-Dec-15 23:06:49

Good idea, checking now.

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