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to think taking your child to see santa this week

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mumsfretter Sat 17-Nov-12 15:05:25

is frankly stupid.

It's bad enough people putting their decorations up this week but taking your kids to visit Santa in November under the premise of "it's for the kids" is utter nonsense. It is all about the parent and will probably spoil some of the excitement for the children nearer the date.

LauriesFairyonthetreeeatsCake Sat 17-Nov-12 15:07:35

Really ?

I would have thought that people make appointments with Santa as he's awfully busy the nearer you get to Christmas ? wink

Sparklingbrook Sat 17-Nov-12 15:07:46

Apparently he is arriving at our local mahoosive unnecessarily expensive Garden centre today. Oh joy.

WelshMaenad Sat 17-Nov-12 15:08:56

Why will it spoil the excitement?

Curious. also about to take my kids to see Santa, CID it's when he's HERE

FromEsme Sat 17-Nov-12 15:09:08

I think having anything to do with Christmas before about the 12th of December is utterly unreasonable.

I'm bored of it already.

Alibabaandthe40nappies Sat 17-Nov-12 15:09:51

I refuse to participate in things like this until December. We go and buy our tree the first Saturday and then we start grin

I can see why places do it though, because people will go and it must be a great money-spinner.

LightbulbSoup Sat 17-Nov-12 15:11:19

so what? Just because it isn't what you would do doesn't mean it's stupid. You're presuming quite a lot in that OP.

Maybe those parents just want to do something nice for their DC.

mumsfretter Sat 17-Nov-12 15:13:06


Spreading the excitement over such a long period must dilute the excitement surely?
Over a month to a child must seem like an eternity.

Sparklingbrook Sat 17-Nov-12 15:13:17

I think it could confuse very small children when there is a huge gap between seeing Father Christmas and him delivering the loot. grin

nokidshere Sat 17-Nov-12 15:13:30

If you want to go on a booked thing - like a santa train or soemthing, november is pretty much all they have left if you haven't booked in January smile I dont think it spoils it for them - just makes it longer to wait for him grin

mumsfretter Sat 17-Nov-12 15:16:20


I am not saying it's stupid JUST because I wouldn't do it. I can assure you there are plenty of things that others do, that I don't, which I don't think are remotely stupid.

As for saying the parents are just wanting to do something nice for DC, well that's my point, it's not particularly nice to visit Santa in November and then wait for ever IMO. I am sure they could think of other nice things to do in November no?

WelshMaenad Sat 17-Nov-12 15:19:33

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I8toys Sat 17-Nov-12 15:21:20

I don't think its stupid - shortsighted maybe - as its a long wait from 1st December to Christmas Eve. And to keep that level of excitement would be exhausting.

Its bad enough we have advent calendars, elf on the shelf, various trips to santa - down the mine, down the caves and on a train for us - but for it all to start in November??!! December 1st for us.

mumsfretter Sat 17-Nov-12 15:23:59


So I have judged and have an opinion and you call me a cunt hmm

FromEsme Sat 17-Nov-12 15:24:13

I really wish Christmas just started later. I hate it and I don't want 3 months of the year taken up with it.

No problem if people like it, that's great and I am glad they do. But does it really need to be spread over such a long time and have all these trappings that you "have" to do? You have to go ice-skating, you have to have an advent calendar, a Christmas cake, do something on Christmas eve...

kenanddreary Sat 17-Nov-12 15:24:44

YANBU - it's utterly ridiculous.

WelshMaenad Sat 17-Nov-12 15:25:11

Pretty much, yup.

Sparklingbrook Sat 17-Nov-12 15:27:11

Blimey. Being called a c**t on a thread about Father Christmas. sad

kenanddreary Sat 17-Nov-12 15:27:28

Nice response WelshMaenad hmm

FeckOffCup Sat 17-Nov-12 15:27:34

Santa arrives in my town tomorrow, a parade through the town centre with real reindeer to his grotto in the shopping centre. I am taking DD to see the parade but probably not to the actual grotto as the queues will be horrendous. I expect lots of people will go to the grotto tomorrow though, it is quite early but then we have a lot going on at the weekends in December itself and maybe others are the same so taking their chance just now?

Sparklingbrook Sat 17-Nov-12 15:29:31

It must be all v confusing to small children. Father Christmas arrives at the v expensive Garden centre today, then the shopping centre in town next Saturday. confused I am glad mine are older and don't question things any more.

mumsfretter Sat 17-Nov-12 15:30:48


I can see why you would take DD to see a one off parade but why so early? Surely this is earlier than normal.

NoCoolUsername Sat 17-Nov-12 15:32:28

Ha ha, me and the DC have put out Christmas tree up today and I couldn't give a shiny shit if anyone judges me for it!

LightbulbSoup Sat 17-Nov-12 15:32:40

I still think it's a nice thing to do and not necessarily all about the parents. You just come across as very sneering about this.

Tamisara Sat 17-Nov-12 15:32:49

FeckOff Father Christmas is arriving at my town tomorrow too... Aylesbury!

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