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to think that the 10th of November is too early...

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00100001 Fri 13-Nov-15 07:12:29

for a Nursery to put up Christmas decorations????


Arkkorox Fri 13-Nov-15 07:13:54

YANBU. I'm a massive christmas fan but thats even too early for me!

TwoSmellyDogs Fri 13-Nov-15 07:15:04

I was saying just this yesterday OP - whilst channelling my curmudgeonly alter ego - grin - we used to remark on seeing Christmas trees decorated in early December but this year I've already seen three trees in houses and any number of outside trees decorated.

Yes. I am a nosy neighbour! But honestly - it's ridiculous. It's not even nearly December yet!

Mehitabel6 Fri 13-Nov-15 07:15:25

Far too early. It spoils it.

00100001 Fri 13-Nov-15 07:16:01

it's ridiculous, all the kids see it and start getting excited about Christmas confused

No dear. it's still 6 weeks away....!

When I rule the world, all Christmas decs/adverts/merchandise will be banned from display and/or sale before the first of December!

LongHairDontCare Fri 13-Nov-15 07:16:28

There's no way my 3 year old would understand he had to wait over a month for Christmas if nursery had their decorations up! I'd have to explain every day

DeepBlueLake Fri 13-Nov-15 07:16:32


The festive season doesn't start until 1st December for me.

Christmas gets earlier and earlier every fucking year.

TwoSmellyDogs Fri 13-Nov-15 07:19:11

I'll vote for that once you're in charge! It's wall to wall on the TV now and all over the shops like a rash. And I know I sound like an angry granny but ffs - it's just overkill. Takes the magic out of it somehow when it goes on too long.

Outfoxed Fri 13-Nov-15 07:20:31

I think it's fine! But I might be slightly biased because I work in retail so Christmas starts in September... November seems reasonable by comparison!

TheBunnyOfDoom Fri 13-Nov-15 07:27:28

YANBU, but like outfoxed I work retail and we were asked about our Christmas availability in August and we've had Christmas signs/deliveries coming in since September!

listening to Christmas music on loop for six weeks a year will drive me crazy I swear

Ilikedmyoldusernamebetter Fri 13-Nov-15 07:48:26

YANBU - for nursery aged kids Christmas is an unimaginably long time away, and decorations now will have them all hyped up about Christmas far, far, far too far in advance (really a week or maybe two in advance is more than enough IMO grin )

December. Or at a stretch the start of advent (29th November this year I think, so they could have them up for Monday 30th November I suppose, if they have to...) Not before. There should be a law wink

westcoastnortherneragain Fri 13-Nov-15 07:59:14

It's highly disrespectful to armed forces veterans to put up Christmas decorations before November 11th, there's been quite a bit in the news over here in Canada over this issue.

PigletJohn Fri 13-Nov-15 08:09:48

Is that a rumour you picked up from a survey of ex-servicemen/women? I've heard that it is an opinion invented by others.

ludog Fri 13-Nov-15 08:23:25

Yadnbu someone I know has her tree up already...mad as a box of frogs I say. What makes Christmas special if you've had all the glitz and glitter for six weeks? I'm in retail and I've been off the last two days, I'm pretty sure they were planning to put the decorations yesterday so wall to wall Christmas for me...yayyyyy (hobloodyhoho)

Ilikedmyoldusernamebetter Fri 13-Nov-15 08:35:19

Decorating a nursery for Christmas in November = wrong and irritating to parents whose kids naturally start thinking its already almost Christmas and getting hyped up about it and nagging away every day for the next 40 plus days about whether Father Christmas is finally coming tonight/ when can we put our tree up at home etc. etc .

Bringing armed service veterans into it = confused

MsJamieFraser Fri 13-Nov-15 08:37:17

NO I dont think it is, because most nurseries/schools will now be rehearsing there nativity plays... doing crafts to fit in with the nativity etc...

RebootYourEngine Fri 13-Nov-15 08:54:56

I thought the whole point of an advent calender was that its the countdown to christmas. There is no windows for November on my advent calender.

thecatsarecrazy Fri 13-Nov-15 09:02:37

I'm sure Christmas gets earlier every year. I love Christmas but its silly. I used to work in a shop where they started putting out last years stock in September and it really got through to me. This year I'm sure the adverts are on early. My boys watched the Sainsburys mog advert on youtube last night and it made my 6 year old cry.

EnoughAlready999 Fri 13-Nov-15 09:08:08

I thought it was weird watching the Christmas lights go on just one day after Armistice Day. It seemed a bit insensitive; "Remembrance Day done, now back to thinking about what shite we'll be filling our houses with this year".

00100001 Fri 13-Nov-15 10:44:22

piglet it's probably by the same people who say you have to wear the poppy leaf at '11' smile

ElvisPelvisPenis Fri 13-Nov-15 10:49:53

YABU. 1st November is the countdown start day for me grin

BiddyPop Fri 13-Nov-15 10:54:34

I know DB was putting up his outside lights 2 weeks ago - but that was to do it before the roof was covered in snow and with no intention of turning them on until at least 1st December.

I don't have a huge problem with shops getting Christmas stock in early, or making the change to Christmas displays after Halloween. (We don't really do Veterans Day/Rememberance Day here, neutral in wars).

But I don't like it going up before December in homes or in "regular" offices or places like nurseries or schools. It's a difference between marketing/selling, and actually living/celebrating.

Even our Christmas-mad household doesn't do any decorating until we're into December, and DD's fleece blanket, books, dvds, fabric advent calendar and Christmas mug for hot chocolate only come out the first weekend in December (we have to go to the storage unit for that box). Although I might actually manage to make an Advent wreath this year, and remember to get out the calendar in time for the 1st this year....

strictlylurking Fri 13-Nov-15 11:14:02

They've had them up in the big shopping mall in our city centre since November 1st and I did think was a bit soon, but then again I have been planning the Christmas decs (how I want to make the wreath and what I want to be strung with lights etc.) for a while now, so I don't know if that's just as bad.

We normally put ours up the last week in November as my DH can't wait till December!

megletthesecond Fri 13-Nov-15 11:18:52

Yanbu. Second week in December is much more civilised imo.

We do ours the day before the kids break up.

00100001 Fri 13-Nov-15 11:24:24

jamie but why would you need to put up a 10ft Christmas tree outside the nursery door??

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