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to think that christmas isn't over yet?

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festivefling Sat 27-Dec-14 22:01:43

Popped in to the co-op for a few bits to find them ripping down the decorations as 'Christmas is over'. Well not in our house it isn't and I was really angry with the miserable shits. Surely we're not the only ones with family staying, and parties and meals planned? When did Christmas become one day?

Suefla62 Sat 27-Dec-14 22:04:42

Christmas wasn't a day, the bloody decorations have been up since October.

usualsuspect333 Sat 27-Dec-14 22:06:28

It's over as far as I'm concerned.

What else is there left to do in regards to Christmas?

InfinitySeven Sat 27-Dec-14 22:06:50

It didn't. It was pretty much all of December. It's over now, though. Today and tomorrow are the last days and then it's the build up to New Year and back to normal for services, etc.

Plus the shops need to start getting ready for Valentines Day.

AryaUnderfoot Sat 27-Dec-14 22:07:27

When I was a student (mid 90s) I worked part-time at Currys.

Xmas decorations went up at the end of October. We took them down on Christmas Eve, ready for the sale on the 26th.

It was truly depressing having to take down decorations before Christmas Day had even happened.

FallenAngel22 Sat 27-Dec-14 22:07:47

I saw a pic on FB of Easter eggs in the £1 shop next to Christmas stock!

usualsuspect333 Sat 27-Dec-14 22:08:19

Calling retail workers 'miserable shits' is not very nice either.

Do you think they have a choice as to whether they can keep the decorations up just for you?

WorraLiberty Sat 27-Dec-14 22:08:56

I can't stop laughing at you being 'really angry' with the Co-Op! fgrin

Our decs come down after new year's day but everyone is different.

That's life.

wonderstuff Sat 27-Dec-14 22:08:56

A friend posted her local Coop Easter display today. Seriously who starts buying Easter stuff in December?

smallandimperfectlyformed Sat 27-Dec-14 22:09:20

I know what you mean, loads of my FB friends have got their trees down now (mind you a lot of them had theirs up from late November so are probably bored). My tree only went up on Christmas Eve (it was supposed to go up a bit earlier than that) and won't go down until January 6th, the end of Advent.

Abra1d Sat 27-Dec-14 22:09:48

There are twelve days of Christmas, not just one or two. People who take them down early are often those who put them up in November, which makes no sense at all.

ilovesooty Sat 27-Dec-14 22:10:30

Most people are going back to work by now and as usual said the retail workers don't make the decision. Your language and attitude are both horrible.

StillStayingClassySanDiego Sat 27-Dec-14 22:11:04

It's over, shops get rid of the decorations ready for NY and January [Easter's coming wink].

DrWhooves Sat 27-Dec-14 22:11:26

When I worked in retail the decorations came down from the shop on Christmas Eve, as we were setting the sale up ready for boxing day, that was depressing for us staff. I think after Christmas Day is fair game though, I want my house back to normal now too.

festivefling Sat 27-Dec-14 22:12:24

But I AM really angry with the co-op! There's really no need to be binning things just yet, and the two blokes doing it were miserable shits, and no, they weren't very nice!

MrsItsNoworNotatAll Sat 27-Dec-14 22:12:39

It became one day when retailers started opening on Boxing day and everyone just regarded it as just another day which is a shame.

If you want to carry on with your festivities then good for you, don't blame you.

Enjoy x

MrsBertMacklin Sat 27-Dec-14 22:12:49

Christmas is over on 7th January, but in retail world, it's dead and buried. They need to make room for Mini Eggs and Valentine's stock.

U2TheEdge Sat 27-Dec-14 22:12:59

It's over for me.

festivefling Sat 27-Dec-14 22:13:32

And blah blah back to work doesn't really cut it when some of us don't stop work for Christmas anyway.

usualsuspect333 Sat 27-Dec-14 22:14:25

Christmas is over for the people back at work in the Co OP.

I'll tell my DS he's a miserable shit for doing his job shall I.

LuisSuarezTeeth Sat 27-Dec-14 22:14:55

Well it is over, really. Why would you even be bothered?

Cheer up - you've got your festivities planned!

WorraLiberty Sat 27-Dec-14 22:15:08

The uncooperative bastards!

sweetkitty Sat 27-Dec-14 22:15:19

We were at a get together on the 23rd Andy friend bought us all a creme egg as a joke grin

ilovesooty Sat 27-Dec-14 22:15:22

It must be pretty miserable working in retail and putting up with ridiculous complaints from customers while following the instructions given to you by head office.

Garcia10 Sat 27-Dec-14 22:16:03

YANBU. To me the festive period carries on to 2nd January. Still have our tree up, still enjoying Christmas food and looking forward to family coming over on NYE.

Feel sad by all those that have torn down their decorations already. Especially those that have children. I read on another thread that one poster had taken down their decorations on Christmas Day!

It is the best time of the year and I don't know why you would want to end it early.

Happy Holidays festivefling. It's not over yet wine. Have fun and ignore the miseries.

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