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To think Christmas has started earlier than ever this year?

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whirlygirly Sun 27-Nov-16 20:31:38

House round the corner has had decs and flashing lights up since October half term. Fb feed now full of peoples decorated trees. Don't get me wrong, I love Christmas - in December!

Someone's just posted on our local selling site that their wrapped presents were nicked from under the tree early last week (and obviously that's shit) but in honesty, I was really wondering who is organised enough to have everything wrapped and plonked under the tree by mid November?

I really don't remember ever noticing this before this year. Maybe I'm the odd one though grin

KittyVonCatsington Sun 27-Nov-16 20:39:46

Well, it is the first Sunday of Advent already but no, I don't know many people who put up their Christmas trees and wrapped presents in mid-November! Are you sure the poster is genuine and not one phishing for gifts/money?!?!

dailymaillazyjournos Sun 27-Nov-16 20:41:15

I think we always reckon it's getting earlier but this year I think you may have a point. Was in Homebase today getting drain cleaner and the car park was really busy. When I got inside, the Christmas department was heaving, while the rest of the store was as you'd normally expect on a Sunday. In a lot of the trolleys and baskets that I saw, there were lights/decs in them. It's not even December yet.

AnchorDownDeepBreath Sun 27-Nov-16 20:43:40

It's less than a month now. I think it's always in full flow by now, although years when the first few days of December are week days always mean more trees at the end of November (people seem to put it up early rather than late and no one seems to build a tree on a work night!)

rabbit12345 Sun 27-Nov-16 20:46:54

we were talking about this earlier and I just think that so many people have been filled with differing worried emotions this year, first the brexit and then Trump.

Christmas is just something that "promises" to bring everyone together. I know that in reality it doesn't but it's the idea that people cling on to.

whirlygirly Sun 27-Nov-16 20:48:44

I think we'll get the decs down for a stocktake next weekend. Every year I buy more because I can't remember what we own. Same with wrapping paper. That would be an advantage to starting early.

whirlygirly Sun 27-Nov-16 20:49:53

Rabbit, that's a really good point, I think many of us can't wait to see the back of 2016. Funny old year from start to finish.

justpeachy74 Sun 27-Nov-16 20:51:42

Yes. Yes it bloody has!

RancidOldHag Sun 27-Nov-16 20:52:48

Today is Advent Sunday, so that is the start of the Christmas season for many.

Before Advent Sunday always seems rather premature to me.

OohhThatsMe Sun 27-Nov-16 20:58:16

I think it's because it's been such an awful year, with Brexit, Trump, food banks and so many worries. Pretending it's Christmas in November is probably just a way of forgetting all that's gone on.

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