Advanced search think that Christmas shouldn't take over a third of the year?

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WiIdfire Fri 26-Aug-16 23:08:57

So it's started already. Christmas threads outside of the Christmas topic. 'What have you bought for Christmas?' discussions in three differ Facebook groups I'm in. Supermarkets starting to stock chocolate santas. In August. AUGUST!?!

If you are the sort of person who buys gifts throughout the year, to spread the cost and use for birthdays and Christmas, that's fine. But I think it is totally unreasonable to say 'it's August, must start Christmas shopping!', am I wrong? I'm not even Humbug about it, I enjoy the festival itself, but does it have to start so flipping early???

So, am I just grouchy, and need to leave the Internet for the next three months, or is anyone with me?

(And yes, I appreciate the irony that I have now started a Christmas thread. In August. But it was giving me the rage.)

DerekSprechenZeDick Fri 26-Aug-16 23:10:33

I ignore Christmas Til about the 10th December then I start buying. 24th is my favourite day to shop it seems.

i prefer bonfire night to Christmas

Tootsiepops Fri 26-Aug-16 23:12:25


Dreading Christmas this year - my mum died in April. I'm so sad.

Outtaker Fri 26-Aug-16 23:14:27

Yanbu... Who actually buys chocolate Santas in August?

MumOnTheRunCatchingUp Fri 26-Aug-16 23:14:33

I agree op

I refuse to 'engage' with the nonsense til around the 20th of Dec

Ridiculous that it starts earlier but I expect you'll get the usual indulging posters tell you it's sooooo magical

No. It's cheap tacky and a big let down for most kids

NZmonkey Fri 26-Aug-16 23:15:18

YANBU. I heard a christmas song on the radio yesterday and was not amused at all.

HomeIsWhereTheGinisNow Fri 26-Aug-16 23:15:43

Yanbu. It just makes it less special. I find it all really depressing g.

J0kersSmile Fri 26-Aug-16 23:16:40

I love Christmas and I love planning it but not yet ffs. We've got my favourite season of autumn to get through first.

Bonfire night, crispy autumn walks, mist, getting to wear boots and chunky jumpers before bloody Christmas. No one lives in the moment anymore.

daisywhoopsie Fri 26-Aug-16 23:16:41

Tootsie flowers

You're gonna hate me for this OP but not only have I started buying presents I've also already wrapped them!

x2boys Fri 26-Aug-16 23:30:04

Yanbu but i would like tp start buting xmas gifts rhis month if i was organised for my boys just to spread it out a bit also ds1 birthday is on boxing day which.makes xmas a dear do!

MakeItStopNeville Fri 26-Aug-16 23:31:46

Nope! Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. In that order!

SapphireSeptember Fri 26-Aug-16 23:39:06

Definitely not unreasonable! I'm eyeing up the back to school stationary (oooh, pens!) Then it's my birthday in September, then Halloween, then Bonfire Night and then it's Christmas. (And after that everyone is miserable, because it's January and it sucks.) My MIL watches the crafty shopping channels religiously and they've had Christmas stuff since about May! I want to ban all mention of Christmas till at least the 1st of December. (But I do like the make up gift sets in Boots, which I tend to buy in the sales.)

Bluecarrot Fri 26-Aug-16 23:41:51

Meh. I'll have a newborn by November so getting ahead this year. Normally I shop only in November for it.
Don't really get the "spread the cost" logic as you can just use a savings account but it's handy to be able to search out good deals in advance.

overthehillandroundthemountain Fri 26-Aug-16 23:44:08

Agree that it is ridiculous. I don't get the "spread the cost by starting in August" mentality. Why not just buy ten years' worth of gifts, and spread the cost over a decade? grin

70isaLimitNotaTarget Fri 26-Aug-16 23:53:58

fgrin fwink fgrin

I'll just quietly potter through life (posting on The Christmas Threads throughout the year on MN but IRL, I keep it quiet (er)

But I defend the right to bristle at those who spout that:

I hate Hallowe'en, it should be banned. People are scared to go to the door and IT'S ALL AMERICAN hmm

I hate Guy Fawkes, it goes on too long, it's scary. You get firweorks for 2 weeks (Yes, it;s Diwali too don't forget)

^ I hate Christmas, It's too commercialised^

I hate the Haters.
If you don't like it, ignore it. No-one makes you take part. I love it all, Autumn, Hallowe'en, Christmas. Love it.

Can you tell I work with the public fwink

gruffalo13 Fri 26-Aug-16 23:54:25

I've suspended my FB account because of this.
Snow flakey Christmas countdowns anyone? And we are in Australia!!

GingerIvy Fri 26-Aug-16 23:56:36

So..... you've posted in AIBU (instead of the Christmas section) to complain about people posting in AIBU (instead of the Christmas section).

Uh huh.

Think about that for a minute. hmm

rubbishbin Sat 27-Aug-16 00:02:44

Are you hanging all the stockings on the wall?

calzone Sat 27-Aug-16 00:03:39

Yanbu especially as I don't even celebrate Xmas so it's easy for me to get the rage.

GingerIvy Sat 27-Aug-16 00:10:54

Not yet rubbishbin but I was looking up Christmas trees to purchase the other day. grin

PumpkinPie2013 Sat 27-Aug-16 09:41:28

YANBU I love Christmas but it seems to get earlier and earlier every year! Went in Tesco the other day and opposite all the back to school stationary were big displays of heros/celebrations etc with winter scenes on!

Too early imo - Autumn is my favourite time of the year with the crisp days, beautiful colours and bonfire plus mine and ds birthdays smile

I'm also loving the back to school stationary (I'm a teacher and I love stationary!) so I don't want that to disappear off the shelves yet!

justgivemeamo Sat 27-Aug-16 09:48:48

No. It's cheap tacky and a big let down for most kids


Um not in my house confused

SparklyShinyThings Sat 27-Aug-16 09:55:59

It doesn't bother me, just because it's there doesnt mean people have to buy. Some like to buy earlier, others like the time to choose the best present, others grab any old tat close to the day itself.

It's only cheap and tacky if that's how you shop, lots don't buy tat. The date they buy it makes no difference to that.

DoreenLethal Sat 27-Aug-16 09:59:58

No, not unreasonable. I feel people miss the best season of the year whittering on about fucking Christmas.

CalmYaTits Sat 27-Aug-16 10:08:39

I agree, it's not even Halloween yet!

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