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to think anyone contributing to a Christmas thread in July needs to find a life?

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MardyBra Wed 31-Jul-13 16:36:43

They're popping up already.

Instead of planning Christmas now, go out and enjoy the summer.

I need to hide the Christmas topic until December, don't I?

jenniferalisonphillipasue Fri 02-Aug-13 09:47:24


I have 4 dc's under 8 and a large family. They all get nice gifts rather than tat as I buy them in the sales. They would have tat if it was left until December. The whole build up to Christmas in December is manic with children (school plays, carols etc) that if I wasn't organised now it would be very stressful.

Hide the thread if your not interested.

AnneEyhtMeyer Fri 02-Aug-13 10:00:25

For me, buying early doesn't mean buying lots, it means buying well. Each present I buy is well thought out and usually but not always bought whilst on offer. When I have left it until December I have panic-bought a lot of crap. Buying early works for me.

I like spending December doing fun festive things rather than trawling around the shops.

Capitola Fri 02-Aug-13 10:10:29

I love Christmas but in my life, all talk, preparation and thinking of it is banned until 1 December.

50shadesofknackered Fri 02-Aug-13 12:09:02

I love talking about and planning christmas so I love the christmas threads. Why do you care? This is the only christmas thread I have seen outside of the christmas topic and its started by someone that thinks that the people talking about christmas in July need to get a life confused I wouldn't talk about christmas in Chat or AIBU because I know that lots of people aren't interested. Maybe you should stop wasting your life by reading threads that are of no interest to you!
(Wow! You can tell I love Christmas, I used the word about 10 times in one post)

differentnameforthis Fri 02-Aug-13 13:19:31

Perhaps it is you that needs to get a life, op? Surely people can comment on what they like & if you don't like it or it offends you, don't join in.

We have something called Christmas in July here in Australia. People celebrate Christmas at this time of year because it is cold & darker as it is winter, which is when Christmas traditionally is. Not ion the baking 40 degree heat of our summer Decembers. I know a couple of families who do it, some places even do fake snow, and restaurants do Christmas in July dining specials. And yes, they go all out, tree, decs etc.

I don't do it. But equally, I don't get offended by it either.

PeanutButterMmm Fri 02-Aug-13 20:51:14

Just because someone doesn't do their christmas shopping in july doesn't mean they leave it until december so I do not get it when people are saying "i have to start now because december is too busy" hmm

I don't start mine now nor do I leave it until december. It is always either black or white on mn.

PeanutButterMmm Fri 02-Aug-13 21:03:19

I have never started christmas shopping before september is out and rarely ever pay full rrp for anything related to christmas or presents. Nowadays everywhere has offers and sales as well as online being cheaper. In fact I have bought things in november in a sale only to find it cheaper still in december. Some things are worth waiting to buy later as these days shops are so keen to get custom away from online they discount things heavily in november and december.

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