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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

UnquietDad Mon 14-Sep-09 14:52:08

Absolutely bloody dreading it. People who want it to start in freaking September make it worse.

paranoidmother Mon 14-Sep-09 15:01:30

I can't wait for Christmas, am working of pressies to spread the cost but no decorations go up etc till school has broken up in our house.

It does/doesn't help that I work in a shop which is getting lots of christmas stuff in at the moment.

cyteen Mon 14-Sep-09 15:04:05

As soon as the weather starts to turn autumnal I get a little pre-Christmas frisson. I don't start doing anything about it though, that would be far too organised.

saladodger Mon 14-Sep-09 15:40:00

From the majority of these posts it doesn't look like I am as alone as I deserve to be grin

The downside to being a Christmas Freak (for me) is that being excited hasn't translated into being organised. It also means I buy far too much tat.

CommonNortherner Mon 14-Sep-09 15:57:56

YES!!!! CHRISTMAS!!!

Good time to start making prezzies as am slack!

ProfYaffle Mon 14-Sep-09 16:03:22

Lol @ 'utter FRAK'

I'm starting to look forward to it, plan which Xmas Markets we're going to, making jam, bottling fruit for presents etc. Def a displacement activity for me, didn't want summer to end this year so I'm trying to make myself feel better about Autumn starting.

LadyOfTheFlowers Mon 14-Sep-09 16:03:47

Have been excited for some time.

We have to start buying and stashing food/gifts early over a few months beforehand as we don't have a lot of money to play with.
Buying that sort of stuff makes me think about it and I get excited.

tattycoram Mon 14-Sep-09 16:12:56

Oh yes, me too. I am unbelievably excited as DS will be nearly three and will properly start to GET IT. Can't wait.

BonsoirAnna Mon 14-Sep-09 18:01:18

Have reserved tickets for The Nutcracker for Boxing Day smile

ByThePowerOfGreyskull Mon 14-Sep-09 18:04:14

Me - have bought tickets to panto, started planning Christmas party, started Christmas shopping, and am going to make Christmas cake in the next couple of weeks.

Parents are away and we are going to have our first one without guests smile

magnolia74 Mon 14-Sep-09 18:19:21

I am so very skint sad but really want to start early. Might start on the cake soon smile

QOD Mon 14-Sep-09 18:36:49

well I was thinking about it the other day, how i need to get moving with starting to buy etc (I did buy some bits in the summer already!) and I remembered that I will be Xmaas shopping in New York this year!
My 40th pressie from mummy - friday the 13th Nove (stupid stupid date) and am taking dosh with me to buy all the pressies!

MattWalkden Tue 15-Sep-09 09:45:46

If anyone's interested in environmental issues there's a different way of getting your christmas tree!

This company brings one to your house in a pot and takes it away again after Christmas, they put it back in the ground and make sure it's alive again for you or someone else to use next year. His company is www.christmastreeman.co.uk it's very interesting.

The guy who runs it was on Chris Evans Radio show last year.

bigfatbump Tue 15-Sep-09 09:57:29

I am ! I always get the creeping excitement as soon as the term starts and when the mornings feel chilly. I bought some stuff online yesterday too, just books from the Book People. Now I'm itching to get started properly grin

Roomfor2 Tue 15-Sep-09 10:00:34

Yes!! At least you can rely on Christmas actually arriving, unlike the British summer...

I bought DD a load of new winter clothes at the weekend and they are all making me feel very Christmassy. I can't wait to get my snow charms out and my lovely felt advent calendar on the 1st December....

Will be skint this year as moving/new baby arriving soon, so I will start shopping pretty soon.... Can't wait!

scroobiuspirate Tue 15-Sep-09 10:04:43

local large garden centre/all sorts of things for sale, was putting up it's bauble displays sunday.

Well known in the area as the place to go to feel xmassy due to the amazing displays, but bloody hell. We have only just started to see the sun in devon!

CommonNortherner Tue 15-Sep-09 11:08:48

Am loving the Christmas Tree man! If we decide to get a real tree this Christmas, as oppose to being cheap and getting out the old hideous fake tree, then that's the way I'm going! Beautiful to have a living tree in the house!!

ByThePowerOfGreyskull Tue 15-Sep-09 12:06:07

We get a real tree each year, there is a Christmas tree farm in our village, you can go to the field at the beginning of December and choose the one you want and they deliver to anywhere in the village.. It really is lovely

NightShoe Tue 15-Sep-09 12:23:43

I am, I love Christmas so much, I have already got DD's main christmas present it arrived last week. Will start buying from now.

nappyaddict Tue 15-Sep-09 16:48:20

Lizz freeze the mince pies grin

BonsoirAnna Wed 16-Sep-09 08:23:45

This thread made me get my act together and talk to my parents about when they are going to come to us over Christmas - and make them buy their Eurostar tickets while they are still cheap smile.

Might start menu planning! I've got my parents staying for four days, my out-of-laws for Christmas Eve and my sister and family for Christmas Day, so there is going to be a lot of catering.

Must also buy some new plates...

yummymummyof2 Thu 17-Sep-09 16:28:53

I can't wait i've been excited since augustblushalready watched polar express with lo's and will be baking my xmas cake in 2 weeksi think its only something like 14 weeks,my tree will be be up in 10weeks though

FritesMenthe Thu 17-Sep-09 16:39:13

Confession:
I bought a box of mince pies today.
<disclaimer> Didn't eat one myself though.

duchesse Thu 17-Sep-09 16:42:41

<eyes burn in head and brain boils and explodes in christmassy fairy light display>

<hides thread> having failed to hide entire topic

FritesMenthe Thu 17-Sep-09 17:10:21

Ooh an entire topic <settles down for a browse>
When are we getting the Xmas emoticons?

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