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When do your DC break up for the Christmas holidays?

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OvO Wed 20-Jul-16 11:41:05

I was just checking the term dates for mine (and discovered they go back from summer holidays a week later than I thought! Oops. But yay to extra week) and they finish up on the 23rd!

So Christmas Eve is the start of their holidays. I can't decide if that's good or bad?!

Please note this is the Christmas forum so no need to point out you've just started your summer holidays. grin

Namechangingbastard Wed 20-Jul-16 11:42:08

Mine break up around the 17th

OlennasWimple Wed 20-Jul-16 11:45:17

Christmas Eve (but not in the UK)

OorWullie1936 Wed 20-Jul-16 14:37:08

22nd December (Scotland)

smellylittleorange Wed 20-Jul-16 14:38:20

16th December - hopefully we can do a pre -Christmas activity if I get a day off!!

OverAndAbove Wed 20-Jul-16 14:39:09

13th December. It seems an awful long time away now!

DubiousCredentials Wed 20-Jul-16 14:39:09

16th. Way too bloody early. It will seem like forever til actual, you know, Christmas.

nickdrakeslovechild Wed 20-Jul-16 15:15:07

20th December so we have a few days of activities before her birthday on 23rd. Cant wait.

weebarra Wed 20-Jul-16 15:24:42

23rd December here - Scotland. It's DS1's birthday and he's never been at school on his birthday before.

weebarra Wed 20-Jul-16 15:25:09

23rd December here - Scotland. It's DS1's birthday and he's never been at school on his birthday before.

OvO Wed 20-Jul-16 16:13:10

Weebarra, if I remember right, we are practically neighbours! fgrin. Well both in Midlothian anyway, though if you live in town beginning with L then we might be actual neighbours. shock.

I broke the news to my DC earlier and they're unimpressed with the late start to the holidays. <tiny violin>

OvO Wed 20-Jul-16 16:14:53

Ooo my Santa hat worked. I could cause anarchy on the main boards with this...


MissRainbowBrite Wed 20-Jul-16 16:20:00

16th December here in Staffordshire. It's good in that there will be time to do lots of pre Christmas activities but a whole week off before the big day will give them way too much time to get hyped up.

weebarra Wed 20-Jul-16 16:23:35

0v0 - not the town beginning with L, but the nearby one beginning with D!

Badders123 Wed 20-Jul-16 16:29:13

16th here too
Too early!!

notamummy10 Wed 20-Jul-16 16:37:09

20th December, then go back on 4th January 2017!

The university finishes for Christmas on 9th December and doesn't start back until 16th January grin (this applies to me!)

Lindy2 Wed 20-Jul-16 16:44:07

Mine finish on 21st. That day will be a half day. I think that's about right.

OvO Wed 20-Jul-16 17:02:33

That's a relief, weebarra, 'cause I hate my neighbours! fgrin

I could never hate a fellow Christmasser.


I think the 20th would be my ideal finish date. Just fours days to contain the wild beasts, but long enough to relax a bit and do some festive stuff.

I pity my DC's teachers! There's no time to fit in last minute shopping or organising, plus trying to keep control of 30 excited children. fshock.

lollyj84 Wed 20-Jul-16 20:36:10

Mine finish 21st dec and go back on 4th jan. Really looking forward to xmas this year.πŸŽ…πŸŽ…πŸŽ…πŸŽ…πŸŽπŸŽπŸŽ

DeltaSunrise Thu 21-Jul-16 07:23:17

Mine break up on the 16th December and get about 7 1/2 weeks off this year (not uk)

Can't wait for our Boxing Day Beach swim.

GlowWine Thu 21-Jul-16 07:31:02

16th and 20th - back 3rd and 5th. it's a bit annoying for all the extra time off I will need at both ends.

elQuintoConyo Thu 21-Jul-16 07:34:11

21st December is a half-day here. Thrn they go back 8th January.

VERY excited for Christmas this year fsmile i have started sewing already!

WhoKnowsWhereTheTimeG0es Thu 21-Jul-16 07:38:29

16th. I much prefer it when they break up early and go back straight after New Year, plenty of time to unwind and do fun stuff in the lead up to Christmas. Come Jan 2nd we're all ready to get back to school / work.

DiggersRest Thu 21-Jul-16 07:40:09

Well it was the 15th now it's been changed to 21st December (as of yesterday's newsletter angry). I'm pretty annoyed as we were making plans to go home to Australia at Christmas but now l don't think we can (we have a few days off that won't be authorised but we cant miss, SIL wedding etc).

lostlalaloopsy Thu 21-Jul-16 10:46:55

I was just checking my dcs, and they don't finish until the 23rdangry I hate that!! Then they don't go back until the 8th January so will have to fill that week.

I'd much prefer to have longer off before Christmas so we can do all fun activities and crafts that we just can't fit in during term time.

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