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MintyGlint Sun 04-Sep-16 08:09:36

I'm ready for Christmas now.

That glint of the winter sun early in a morning. You can see your breath but the sunshine makes everything sparkle.

The feeling in the air as shoppers wander home, it's already dark and everywhere glows with lights and candles.

The sound of schoolchildren singing carols at our local church.

The look on faces when they open gifts, cooking as a family. The drive between houses to see other family. Hot chocolate, warm slippers, tinsel.

My first Christmas as a mother. Waking up with my daughter every day.

Just me? It's probably just me.

GettingScaredNow Sun 04-Sep-16 08:11:32

Yes! Totally agree!

Although I don't want the displays in the shops yet. Cos they actually reach saturation point by mid November and I start to wish Christmas would bugger off!

GettingScaredNow Sun 04-Sep-16 08:14:37

Posted too soon!

I remember my Dd's first. It was a magical day... For me. She was 6 months old and didn't have a clue what was going on!

This year she will be 4.5 and ds will be 2.3 and I am stupidly excited. Plus STBXH won't be around to spoil it with his sulky man moods!!

I do love the season as well, not just the festivities. I love wrapping up in scarves and jumpers and boots. Feeling my face all cold while rest of me is warm.
And drinking flavoured coffees (only time of year I ever have them!)

friendlyfoxes Sun 04-Sep-16 08:15:01

Love Christmas but want Autumn properly first smile

MintyGlint Sun 04-Sep-16 08:16:35

I'm not a summer person. I agree we need a lovely autumn first, I almost forgot about autumn!

DD will be 10 months at Christmas.

MargoReadbetter Sun 04-Sep-16 08:19:09

MintyGlint, I'll have what you had last evening smile The cold, the rain, the mud, the bickering over family Xmas arrangements.

DoItTooJulia Sun 04-Sep-16 08:20:23

Omg. The C word in chat, in September.

Brave woman.

Glassofwineneeded Sun 04-Sep-16 08:21:13

Yes but have you done any Christmas shopping yet?
I love the summer, I'm sad it's over but knowing that the Christmas plans will soon be starting makes me happy again! I'm off to the Christmas thread now ........

A1Sharon Sun 04-Sep-16 08:21:22

There is a Christmas board you know?
But seeing as you have mentioned it, do you know what I hate?
The dreaminess.
You have just done exactly what bugs me about Christmas.
The lights!
The laughter!
The happy, happy children's faces...
Well, I have children. They love Christmas, and are good kids. But as a parent am I not deluded enough to think that Christmas will look like a John Lewis ad.
It is fun and pretty and I like it. But since I decided to pare it all back ( no 'big shop' for example) and relax and have no pre-conceived notions about it, it is so much better.
Christmas is hard work. People often say " Oh, I love wrapping on Christmas Eve, a glass of wine and Carols from Kings".
But wrapping for most of us involves a lot of time, kneeling on the floor, wishing it was done already! I now wrap as I buy.
I sound very bah humbug, I don't mean to. I just wonder if I asked you after Christmas if it really was as wonderful as you have it imagined out to be?
That also sounds like I hope it isn't but I don't mean that, do you know what I mean? Too much pressure for it to be perfect-it won't be, nothing ever is!

BikeRunSki Sun 04-Sep-16 08:21:41

I'm barely ready for ds's birthday, and that's on Wednesday.

neonrainbow Sun 04-Sep-16 08:23:11

Cold, miserable rain and wind. Crowded ships with people buying tat. Fighting over Christmas holidays at work. Arguments and tantrums over secret santa. Icy pavements. Mud.

MumOnTheRunCatchingUp Sun 04-Sep-16 08:23:27

Christ that's a twee romanticised version isn't it!?

And do people still use tinsel? It's very 1970's

GastonsPomPomWrath Sun 04-Sep-16 08:25:09

September onwards is my favourite time of year. Love when it starts getting darker in the afternoons. Everything changes colour, they're my favourite colours. I love jumpers, hats and boots and wrapping up when it's sunny but so cold, there's frost everywhere and if you take a deep breath it almost hurts!

The festivities are the best. I love Halloween, we don't even go trick or treating that much but I absolutely love doing pumpkins (I'm a bit good at it if I do say so!) and Bonfire Night, we always see a huge display. Then from about November 30th, when our town has its lights switch on, Christmas has begun for us.

I try to fill it with magic and joy because I was a lonely only child who was left to my own devices. I hated Christmas because I never got what I wanted from Santa, i didn't have much faith in him and my birthday is also at Christmas time so I never got a special birthday, it was just another day.

I get excited just thinking about it grin

A1Sharon Sun 04-Sep-16 08:28:33

Mumontherun that's a much more succinct way of saying my rambling post,grin!

Lilaclily Sun 04-Sep-16 08:31:17

That glint of the winter sun early in a morning. You can see your breath but the sunshine makes everything sparkle

That's January though, first we've got to get through the rain, wind and gloom of November

Frogers Sun 04-Sep-16 08:32:30

I'm due my second on Dec 1st and I can't wait for Christmas! Cheese board and wine aaaaaah 😀

chocoLit Sun 04-Sep-16 08:35:20

Don't wish away the joy of Autumn first. Roll out the cosey jumpers smile

TwatbadgingCuntfuckery Sun 04-Sep-16 08:37:22

I'm already making Xmas gifts and this year we are using my handmade reusable xmas wrap. I've been sewing fabric bags and hemming larger pieces of xmas fabric to wrap gifts and hopefully reduce the waste we produce.

I know this is a bit out there and so many love the bit of ripping paper off but I'm going for it grin

Womenareliketeabags Sun 04-Sep-16 08:37:52

I'm getting excited too! DS will be 3.5 and really understand it this year aaand we will have a 3 month old baby. First Christmas with all of us together.

TwatbadgingCuntfuckery Sun 04-Sep-16 08:39:08

Oh an fabric bags/fabric wrap is soo much easier to handle than paper. I've stuck poppers and velcro dots in strategic places to hold it all together.

Blatherskite Sun 04-Sep-16 08:40:37

The one bonus of a December birthday. DD was 8 days old on her first christmas <happy sigh>

OiWithThePoodlesAlready Sun 04-Sep-16 08:41:24

To be honest I'm always ready for Christmas. I didn't really get to enjoy last year due to being massively pregnant so I'm extra looking forward to this year.

I could do without the overly complicated externded family arrangements that seem to get talked about earlier and earlier every year.

cakesonatrain Sun 04-Sep-16 08:43:10

And do people still use tinsel? It's very 1970's

Of course people still use tinsel! It's the very essence of Christmas! (silver only though)

Peonie7654 Sun 04-Sep-16 08:44:30

Are you wishing away September? I love September, it is crisp but still has good daylight.

we have a couple of birthdays before then i will start putting bits away for gifts. I already have one gift. ( that was easier to keep than return)

ImYourMama Sun 04-Sep-16 08:44:58

Yes!!! I hate summer, I'm so ready for winter clothes, winter food and winter nights

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