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To think that as it's not even Halloween yet,

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CouthyMowWearingOrange Sun 07-Oct-12 23:03:07

Christmas threads should fuck the fuck off to the Christmas topic, and when they get there, fuck off some more?!


Can we deal with that man in the red suit at a later date please? I have no wish to be reminded of his approach until the 1st December TYVM.

I still have a Victorian boys costume to make, a Halloween party to organise, a DC's birthday to buy presents for, a Birthday party for said DC to arrange, and last but not least, a birthday cake to design and make for said DC.


monkeysbignuts Mon 08-Oct-12 08:27:14

I love Halloween, yanbu Christmas is going to be fucking stressful this year. I will have an 8 week old baby a 5 year old & 3 year old aaagggghhhh!
Online shopping is the way forward

Shaky Mon 08-Oct-12 07:40:15

My brother's birthday is on Christmas Day,

I will be 40 on Halloween sad

CouthyMowWearingOrange Mon 08-Oct-12 00:24:29

Half the time, I can't even SEE the 'C' word in the thread title. The App doesn't show all of longer thread titles. So I click on the thread, only to find it should be elsewhere.

<<Grump, grump, moan.>>

Maybe I'll run off to join the po's.

CouthyMowWearingOrange Mon 08-Oct-12 00:22:03

Then they save up for half the year like I do! Bloody meanies. Shows no thought for you.

<<Strokes McHappy's arm again.>>

I would not be so mean! I didn't want DS2 to feel hard done by, having a birthday so close to Christmas. I insist family buy him separate presents too. His brother and sister don't get joint Birthday/Christmas presents, so why should he?

(I dealt with that one by his first Birthday, he was only a few weeks old on his first Christmas).

Makes me mad, that does!

HolyAutumnGoldBatman Mon 08-Oct-12 00:19:14

Couthy just don't click on anything with Christmas in the title, that's the mumsnet equivalent of not going down the christmas aisle or humming so you can't hear a carol.

McHappyPants2012 Mon 08-Oct-12 00:12:07

tis all about the cash

CouthyMowWearingOrange Mon 08-Oct-12 00:09:21

But that's plenty of time beforehand to have a proper birthday. They is all meanies if they don't mark your birthday!

CouthyMowWearingOrange Mon 08-Oct-12 00:08:20

Ah, but I suffer from depression issues from around September time, when the darkness in the evening is all out of whack with the clocks. And I find that it is helpful to me, especially in October, to fix on Halloween as it marks the clocks changing.

I then focus on Bonfire Night and toffee apples and fireworks, then DS2's birthday.

Then I go 'C' crazy, until twelfth night, at which point I turn my attentions to DS3's birthday.

I am funny like this every year till March, when the day goes back to matching the clocks.

(I am aware I'm odd.)

McHappyPants2012 Mon 08-Oct-12 00:04:24

10 days before

CouthyMowWearingOrange Mon 08-Oct-12 00:03:52

I can't ignore it on here - it's too in my face unless it's in the topic that I hide until December 1st.

I can avoid the seasonal aisle in a shop, I can use my iPod to drown out the music when it's too early, but unless I give up on MN from October through to 1st December never gonna happen!, I can't avoid it on here unless people post in the topic I have hidden.

Inneedofbrandy Mon 08-Oct-12 00:02:11

I hate halloween, it's a pointless holiday unless your pagan and celebrate it like NYE. Its just another commercialised excuse to make us spend money. Christmas has a point (and I don't mean religious) It's to cheer us up in the middle of winter.

CouthyMowWearingOrange Mon 08-Oct-12 00:01:25

That's my favourite 'C' song too.

<<Coughs, and changes topic.>>

How close is your birthday? Are we talking days before/after? I think people are MEAN not to separate your birthday from Christmas. They are two totally different things.

And two totally different reasons for getting sloshed and making merry and eating nice food...

SillyBeardyDaddyman Sun 07-Oct-12 23:59:10

you make Santa sad

HolyAutumnGoldBatman Sun 07-Oct-12 23:59:06

I don't like Christmas this early either actually, but I just ignore it. I really enjoy the anger and fury of the people who can't just ignore it and have to come on to/start threads about Christmas to tell everyone they're so angry it isn't Christmas yet. grin

McHappyPants2012 Sun 07-Oct-12 23:58:28

i not really chritmas till Fairytale of New York in on the radio anyhow.

i gave up on my birthday a long time ago, the bitch of xmas has ruined all my birthdays

ScaryBOOAlot Sun 07-Oct-12 23:55:26

Every time I see xmas decorations in the shops, I almost turn into a Hulk - Grinch.

CouthyMowWearingOrange Sun 07-Oct-12 23:50:39

I wouldn't be too busy for your birthday, McHappy. <<Strokes arm soothingly>>

It's precisely because DS2's birthday is so close to Christmas that I have become militant on sorting his birthday first, so that he gets a 'proper' birthday.

CouthyMowWearingOrange Sun 07-Oct-12 23:48:41



I enjoy all the seasonal stuff AT THE RIGHT TIME!!!

Let me enjoy festooning my house with fake spider webs and rattling skeletons and zombie arms, and cooking up witch's fingers and brain jelly and frankenstein's bogies first!

McHappyPants2012 Sun 07-Oct-12 23:47:47

my birthday is before christmas, every one is too busy for me in december so i think i have the right to post now

MummifiedBonkeyMollocks Sun 07-Oct-12 23:46:52

Bad bad santa shock

CouthyMowWearingOrange Sun 07-Oct-12 23:46:41

It's Halloween time in October, not anything else time. November is all about sorting DS2's birthday, and December is about the 'C' word.

I like my mind organised...

Inneedofbrandy Sun 07-Oct-12 23:46:18

YABVVVVU You are quite capable of hiding anything to do with christmas if you wish.

HolyAutumnGoldBatman Sun 07-Oct-12 23:45:53

What did you do Last Christmas Couthy?

SillyBeardyDaddyman Sun 07-Oct-12 23:45:38

this is Santa picking your presents

CouthyMowWearingOrange Sun 07-Oct-12 23:45:10

Nobody. I just don't do the 'C' word until after DS2's birthday. I don't even want to THINK about it. My DC's even know not to mention the 'C' word before December 1st or I turn all Grinchy.

Yet come 1st December, I am the most jolly, seasonal person I know. Goes totally overboard, house looks like a festive cross between Blackpool illuminations and a tinsel factory.

I just think it should be kept to the appropriate month, that's all!

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