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When will Christmas truly begin for you?

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Chottie Thu 22-Dec-16 05:29:39

I've finished work until after Christmas, DS has arrived already but Christmas will truly begin when DD, SiL and DGS arrive on Friday. All my chicks will be back in the nest fsmile DH and I just can't wait to pull up the drawbridge and step off the world for a couple of days.

Merry Christmas everyone fgrin

Chrisinthemorning Thu 22-Dec-16 05:42:59

Tonight at 5pm when DH and I finish work for Christmas. Can't wait!

HollyBollyBooBoo Thu 22-Dec-16 05:44:18

It started Tuesday at 5pm for me.

Finished work for 2 weeks (after 17 years in retail this is a huge novelty). Went straight over to my DMs who did us a lovely dinner.

Yesterday was chilling with my DD, house is clean and ready, food order arrives Friday, guests arrive Saturday.

Feel the most Christmassy ever!

AntiQuitty Thu 22-Dec-16 05:53:00

When my mum arrives on Friday!

blueskyinmarch Thu 22-Dec-16 05:54:15

Probably around lunchtime on Friday. DD2 is already home from uni, DH finishes up at work on Thursday. On Friday morning we are doing our food shop, collecting the turkey and picking up DD1 from the airport. Once I am home after all that Christmas can begin!

LieInRequired Thu 22-Dec-16 06:38:06

On Friday, when we are in the plane flying to Lapland.
CAN'T WAIT!!!!!!!

Nousernameforme Thu 22-Dec-16 06:41:05

I finish work on friday but I can't get all excited until i have finished the last present I am making a crochet dragon and its taking forever. So once that's done probably about 2.30 christmas morning i will feel christmassy

MerlinWizzard Thu 22-Dec-16 06:42:01

Christmas Eve around 5pm when DP gets home from work.

MuggleWuggle Thu 22-Dec-16 06:49:19

Today! I finished work on Friday, both Dd's yesterday. Today we are staying in all day and going to watch a film, do face masks & paint nails & wrap presents to Xmas music. fsmile

Aebj Thu 22-Dec-16 06:59:42

Last day at work today. Don't have to be in till Boxing Day now😃 might get the santa train into Perth later to watch the nativity play

AllTheBabies Thu 22-Dec-16 07:01:28

I feel like mine started yesterday when dd1 finished school. I am working Xmas eve morning but it'll be a nice shift because the boss is off so I'm not bothered about it.

mirokarikovo Thu 22-Dec-16 07:09:22

Well to some extent we're already there as we had our first of 3 Christmas family meals yesterday, with much present giving etc, because of various people including us needing to be with different bits of family on the day itself.

However yesterday wasn't the start of 'Christmas' - it was a lovely family meal of course and we played consequences afterwards - but it won't be really really Christmas until I sing "Yea Lord we greet thee, born this happy morning" at midnight mass on Saturday night.

abeandhalo Thu 22-Dec-16 07:11:07

We both finish today, unfortunately we've got the work Xmas do this evening but as soon as we get home from that I think it will feel like Xmas! So excited, we are in need of a break!

FrogTime Thu 22-Dec-16 07:12:49

4pm on Saturday. That's when I'll get home from work. Xmas will finish 7am on 27th <tired>

AndShesGone Thu 22-Dec-16 07:14:38

This morning smile Dh's first day off (when he wakes up)

RhinestoneCowgirl Thu 22-Dec-16 07:22:48

I just did my last bit of paid work yesterday (and it involved carols and handing out mince pies to bemused passers by). The office is now closed. Also DH and kids got back from visiting family last night, I'd been on my own since Saturday. DH is working today, and I am entertaining his mother but then we will be all together for DD's birthday tomorrow.

Fueledwithfairydustandgin Thu 22-Dec-16 07:23:32

DH finishes work lunch time today so should be then but I fell off yesterday and have whiplash and concussion so that will put a bit of a dampener on things sad

Sirzy Thu 22-Dec-16 07:24:47

Noon today when I pick ds up from school to go and watch Chitty Chitty

foxessocks Thu 22-Dec-16 07:25:39

This afternoon as soon as dh finishes work. He is then off until January. We plan to have a quiet day today but will watch Christmas films and then tomorrow we start visiting various people!

OSETmum Thu 22-Dec-16 07:34:53

3pm today when ds finally finishes school! Me and dh are off already, so we're just waiting for ds and getting ready.

playmobilpeacock Thu 22-Dec-16 07:35:13

When DH gets home from work tomorrow evening I hope.

In reality it will be at some point on Christmas Eve, after I've done the final food shop. I can't do it any sooner and it's stressing me out.

hugoagogo Thu 22-Dec-16 07:38:45

When I wake up on Sunday.

Greaterthanthesumoftheparts Thu 22-Dec-16 07:40:22

Tomorrow when DSS arrives!

WizardLizard Thu 22-Dec-16 08:05:58

This morning when OH gets up. Smoked salmon bagels for breakfast. DS and I are already watching Father Christmas and The Snowman. Feeling very Christmassy!

BikeRunSki Thu 22-Dec-16 08:10:32

Friday lunchtime.
Office closes at noon, but the dc are going to the panto with holiday club.
I'll have a few hours to myself. Woo!

Food is being delivered tonight, presents are wrapped. Just need a bit of peace and quiet.

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