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Our village Christmas lights are on!

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Amberdiamond Sun 01-Nov-15 15:25:53

AIBU?! We got back from visiting the Blackpool illuminations yesterday evening to find illuminations of our own up along the main road. Children in their Halloween costumes were trick or treating under Christmas lights!! Nobody else I've spoken to in the village has mentioned it. It can't be just me thinking this is ridiculous. Has anybody else got Christmas stuff up yet?

GruntledOne Sun 01-Nov-15 15:28:58

Could it be a mistake? Our lights have been put up but they won't be switched on till the end of November. I'm wondering whether someone flipped the switch in your village by accident.

Salmotrutta Sun 01-Nov-15 15:54:30

I noticed that neighbour's of my parents had their external fairy lights up yesterday.

Mind you, for all I know they might leave them on all year and I just happened to see them because it was the first time I'd been at my folks in the dark since about New year time! grin

Salmotrutta Sun 01-Nov-15 15:55:21

Random apostrophe in neighbours there!

magimedi Sun 01-Nov-15 16:44:13

Hotels along the seafront here are all decorated & I think the 'Tinsel 'n' Turkey' breaks started this week end!

specialsubject Sun 01-Nov-15 17:02:55

contact the parish council and tell them to pull the plug until Dec 1st. Electricity is not free and starting tat-mas this early just makes it an even bigger bore than it need be.

Bellebella Sun 01-Nov-15 17:14:00

Nope no Christmas things up here, too early. They tend to go up in the borough at the end of November. Ours go up in our flat the first week of December.

we do however have Santa Claus on Christmas24 since there is nothing else on

Topseyt Sun 01-Nov-15 17:18:42

None here. The village Christmas tree goes up at the end of this month and its lights are switched on at the start of December.

That seems about right to me. Plenty early enough.

Buttercup27 Sun 01-Nov-15 17:20:34

We're they testing them? Ours get turned on and left for a night to check they work, after the disastrous year they wouldn't switch on!

SoleBizzzz Sun 01-Nov-15 17:21:39

Spotted two Christmas trees up last week in my area.

did they perhaps just do it for halloween night as people were out and about? clutches at straws

orlakielyimnot Sun 01-Nov-15 17:22:14

It's crazy! All the tv adverts for christmas already. Having said that I have already started xmas gift shopping and have just today decided what cakes, pies and biscuits I'll be making!

trapdooragain Sun 01-Nov-15 18:24:53

i have began shopping for christmas but im POOR! i need to grin my son would have the tree up if he had his way!

5Foot5 Sun 01-Nov-15 18:30:55

Been at the Trafford Centre today and the decorations are up and one of the shops we went in were playing Christmas music. Aaaagh!!

I love Christmas but I hate it that stupid retailers try to push it on us so soon.

Andrewofgg Sun 01-Nov-15 18:36:23

I loathe seeing Christmas tat in the background during Remembrance functions.

Sighing Sun 01-Nov-15 19:00:20

We have diwali lights (??)

specialsubject Sun 01-Nov-15 19:55:03

ok, imagine it is June. I ask you what you are planning to eat on August Bank holiday.

which of us would you think is nuts?

PotOfYoghurt Sun 01-Nov-15 20:10:08

The Oxford St lights are turned on tonight. It's the earliest it's ever been, I believe.

Amberdiamond Sun 01-Nov-15 22:33:00

Just walked the dog and they're still on. Apparently they've been on since Thursday. I'm hoping GruntledOne that it is just an accidentally flicked switch. I have heard a bit of complaining about them today. Maybe the council will come to their senses and turn them off again.

PiperIsTerrysChoclateOrange Sun 01-Nov-15 22:36:00

I don't think Christmas light should be turn on until after Remembrance Sunday.

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