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Is anyone else starting to feel (shh!) Christmassy?

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saladodger Mon 14-Sep-09 11:43:42

Daren't post this in chat as is only September, but this week I have started to feel very excited about Christmas (may be displacement activity as only just back from holiday and feels autumnal and much colder than before I left. Also takes mind off being back at work, housework, ferrying kids about, etc).
Am looking forward to: making lists; buying presents; shops having Carols; decorating tree; decorations and lights everywhere; Christmas programming schedules and all the lovely build-up. Anyone else feeling excited and want to discuss what they are planning, buying, looking forward to, etc?
Feel free to tell me it's September and I should bugger off / get a life, etc but as this is in Christmas section am hoping those looking at this are in same boat or maybe at least have some sympathy wink

Lizzzombie Mon 14-Sep-09 11:47:16

<<whispers>> I brought mince pies in Sainburys at the weekend. They were half price! Thought I was being clever, till I got home and realised the use by date was mid-October.
Not so clever afterall!

justaboutautumn Mon 14-Sep-09 11:48:41

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FlamingoBingo Mon 14-Sep-09 11:52:44

Not feeling Christmassy, but starting to prepare for it.

DDs just painted a load of tiles for coasters for our regular 'home made hamper' for grandparents. We have teatowels and cloth bags to tie-dye too. Then, in the week before Christmas, loads of biscuits/sweets/goodies to make as well. And the hamper itself.

I'll start buying presents here and there as well - we only go overdrawn after Christmas if I buy them all in one go in December. If I buy them here and there from now on, we don't notice it smile

Scorps Mon 14-Sep-09 11:53:55


DC4 is due on Xmas day and if people feel christmassy that means i am having a baby soon

<<must get prepared>>

BellaCullen Mon 14-Sep-09 11:54:12

Can`t wait
Will be booking Harrods santa`s grotto as soon as you can 22nd September missed out last year as so many other things,soo looking forward to it.Also been looking what pantomine`s out there this year never been and looked too late last year.I love christmas made lists for kids will start buying as soon as have some money.

mogs0 Mon 14-Sep-09 13:00:12

Me, me, me!! I really should be tidying and decluttering my house but I much prefer to start sorting out my Christmas stuff!!!

GivePeasAChance Mon 14-Sep-09 13:00:42



Bucharest Mon 14-Sep-09 13:01:15

Me too!
Started ordering online catalogues and watching stuff on ebay....
Love it love it love it.

BeauticianNotMagician Mon 14-Sep-09 13:41:19

Im feeling christmassy too.It make sense to prepare otherwise i get stressed leaving it all untill december.I work in a nursery and the children are talking about it already too.

Tortoise Mon 14-Sep-09 13:45:41

Not exactly feeling christmassy yet but i have bought DD1's main pressie off Ebay last night plus picked up two very good boxed toys really cheap in a charity shop. One worth about £44 new, cost me £2.99! grin

heronsfly Mon 14-Sep-09 13:55:47

I am,cant wait to put my window lights up,1st of december for us,it just makes me feel happy grin

NoahAmin Mon 14-Sep-09 13:56:44

no you utter FRAK

OrmIrian Mon 14-Sep-09 13:57:55

DD is hmm

She found a site that had the music and words for carols yesterday and was sitting here singing along....

She may not make it to Christmas.

smallorange Mon 14-Sep-09 13:58:26


smallorange Mon 14-Sep-09 13:59:36

not to you Orm. Just a general Bah humbug to Christmas (my first of the year!)

Saltire Mon 14-Sep-09 14:00:04

No I'm not, and couldn't believe it hen I went back to work after absence to find the place fll of cards, wrapping paper and gifts!

Doyouthinktheysaurus Mon 14-Sep-09 14:00:47

Not exactly feeling Christmassy but planning already.

We bought the ds's lego advent calendars online last week as they always sell out.

I've been wondering when to start making christmas cakes. I ended up in a rush to finish last year so need to start a bit earlier this year.

I've also sorted out my rota at work. We've decided we will be spending christmas at home on our own this year, just have to tell DH's family....eeek.

BonsoirAnna Mon 14-Sep-09 14:00:52

Yes, I am going Christmas shopping in Brussels on Thursday blush

LackaDAISYcal Mon 14-Sep-09 14:00:53

absolutely not; my house is full to bursting with stuff already and the prospect of yet more coming into the house fills me with utter dread.

BonsoirAnna Mon 14-Sep-09 14:01:42

I invited everyone for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day about a month ago! All sorted!

SomeGuy Mon 14-Sep-09 14:03:37

It is rather on my mind, as I try to figure out if we have enough cash to spend Christmas in a log cabin in Tennessee or here being irritated by relatives.

castille Mon 14-Sep-09 14:43:25

It's on my mind too. Am trying to persuade my parents to come to us rather than us going to them but it's not going to be easy...

themildmanneredjanitor Mon 14-Sep-09 14:45:35

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

castille Mon 14-Sep-09 14:46:40

oh and Noah, when you live in forrin places you have to plan the basics way ahead - we've already missed out on cheap flights and it's only flipping Septemberangry

But I don't do shopping or cooking or any other planning until December, I only work to tight deadlinesgrin

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