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devonshiredumpling Tue 06-Sep-11 22:44:54

AIBU to expect shops to hold off selling christmas gear til at least after halloween as i thoght i was well behind with the year when i saw in our co-op mince pies on sale HELP (fed up as have no wine)

aldiwhore Tue 06-Sep-11 22:46:25

It bugs me also, but it maximises profit. I adore Christmas but don't give in to anything related to it until December... I zone it out for the rest of the time.

I have no wine either. That pisses me off more than pretty much anything else tbh!

worraliberty Tue 06-Sep-11 22:47:17

Christmas stuff has been sold in Shops from September for about the last 10+ years.

It's usually all last years tat stock though.

devonshiredumpling Tue 06-Sep-11 22:48:28

yeah but mince pies

LynetteScavo Tue 06-Sep-11 22:49:29

I have been eyeing up the Lint Chocolate reindeer in Sainsburys this evening.

RedOnion Tue 06-Sep-11 22:50:00

I know, it depresses me too, almost fainted in morrisons waitrose today when I saw that the "seasonal" aisle did not in fact contain pumpkins, witch costumes and fireworks, but fucking crackers. (Of the christmas variety, not ryvitas).

worraliberty Tue 06-Sep-11 22:50:17

You bloody pervert Lynette shock


rogersmellyonthetelly Tue 06-Sep-11 22:50:17

Mmm mince pies, which shop was it? <gets coat and purse>

WoofToYouTooLady Tue 06-Sep-11 22:50:25

I farking LOVE mince pies

RedOnion Tue 06-Sep-11 22:50:39

(Did buy a father xmas chocolate man but have eaten him already so that doesn't count)

WoofToYouTooLady Tue 06-Sep-11 22:51:11

arf at x posts

the shop was the co op roger

madhattershouse Tue 06-Sep-11 22:51:25

Can't wait for Christmas stuff to go out of shops, coz then it will be time to bring in the creme eggs grin

WoofToYouTooLady Tue 06-Sep-11 22:51:57

mmmmmmmmm chocolate man. lindt reindeer. celebration tins.

can't wait

EndoplasmicReticulum Tue 06-Sep-11 22:52:02

If nobody bought it, the shops wouldn't stock it.

So it's not the shops you need to get cross with, it's the maniacs who are buying Christmas stuff already.

If we all held off until December, then so would the shops.

I wouldn't like to eat mince pies at Christmas which had been bought at the beginning of September. They'd be stale, surely?

WoofToYouTooLady Tue 06-Sep-11 22:52:15

oh creme eggs nom nom nom

devonshiredumpling Tue 06-Sep-11 22:52:45

ooohhhh creme eggs mad how do you eat yours

Oh I like mince pies

SouthernFriedTofu Tue 06-Sep-11 22:53:17

Every year people act shocked and "think" it shoudl be later. Sept every year!

madhattershouse Tue 06-Sep-11 22:54:17

Once you've removed the top, it's all in the tonge action wink

aldiwhore Tue 06-Sep-11 22:56:03

EndoplasmicReticulum I can safely say that they won't be stale, I found some in my cupboard last december from the year before, and nobody died, or commented that they were stale. I didn't much like those particular guests, hence they got the shit ones and not my gorgeous homemade pies... but no one died.

Is it weird to eat a creme egg with an egg cup and spoon?

rogersmellyonthetelly Tue 06-Sep-11 22:56:15

Endo, the mince pies don't get stale, they get eaten. Very quickly. <wipes pie crumbs off keyboard>

devonshiredumpling Tue 06-Sep-11 22:56:48

i dont do tongues i suck very hard gringrin

worraliberty Tue 06-Sep-11 22:58:28

Mince pies are disgusting. I can't even stand the look of them sad

GwendolenHarleth Tue 06-Sep-11 23:05:16

I love it. I get really excited about Christmas and start thinking about it in August every year. blush I make myself wait until October to start buying pressies though.

EndoplasmicReticulum Tue 06-Sep-11 23:09:09

Ewww, what do they put in pies to make them last that long?

I've never tested that in my house, we eat them. But surely the pastry would go manky?

I don't think you could eat a creme egg with a spoon unless you found a really tiny spoon. Creme eggs have shrunk.

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