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That just the sight of this shop gives me the rage!?

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nineanimals Fri 21-Apr-17 15:12:24

Now I'm not a Scrooge by any means but it really annoys me that every year Christmas starts earlier and earlier. As far as I'm concerned Christmas should happen during December only and let the rest of the year be "normal"

So here we are in the Isle of Wight during Easter, enjoying the lovely spring weather etc etc and what do I spot? This shop! And it was open! And there were people in there! And just the sight of it gave me the rage!

TBH I'm amazed the place can afford to keep going but obviously there are enough people out there willing to shop for Christmas stuff all year round.

So AIBU to be annoyed by this?


piglover Fri 21-Apr-17 15:15:26

Wow - I thought that was just a US phenomenon! And on the Isle of Wight of all places. Civilisation really is crumbling.

Phoebefromfriends Fri 21-Apr-17 15:16:20

You are NOT BU, I can't stand that it starts so early but Easter takes the piss. What other crap are they selling in there to keep it going? It totally reduces the joy of the festive season when it's thrust in your face from sodding April.

LonnyVonnyWilsonFrickett Fri 21-Apr-17 15:18:04

YABU. There's a beautiful Christmas shop near where I live, open all year round. I love it (although I don't buy anything from it from Jan -- Nov and I do wonder how it keeps going).

SpreadYourHappiness Fri 21-Apr-17 15:18:14

Oh I love it. You shouldn't let things like this give you the rage; it doesn't affect you. Don't like it? Don't shop there, simple.

You can't stop people doing things just because you don't like them.

ILookedintheWater Fri 21-Apr-17 15:20:05

It's not starting early. The Christmas shop is there all year round. There are loads in Scandinavia/Iceland. I bought baubles in February last year!

MaxPepsi Fri 21-Apr-17 15:20:51

Oh you'd hate me. I've always fancied owning a Christmas Shop and having it open all year round.

Chiliprepper Fri 21-Apr-17 15:22:38

There is two year-round Christmas shops within 100m of my office. two shock

IAmAmy Fri 21-Apr-17 15:22:56

Put some music on to calm yourself down, that's what I do when enraged. Try this:

Unicorn81 Fri 21-Apr-17 15:23:10

We have a christmas shop too but i think it sells mostly to tourists 10 months out of the year

StillStayingClassySanDiego Fri 21-Apr-17 15:23:13

Love it! , wouldn't buy anything at this time of the year but I'd like going in for a nosey.

TheNaze73 Fri 21-Apr-17 15:27:04

YANBU. Ridiculous.

My neighbour had their decorations up 364 days early. They were up on Boxing Day. Luckily, they saw sense though & took them down.

Ilovewillow Fri 21-Apr-17 15:28:54

My parents live in the IOW, they have never mentioned this! There is one in Gloucestershire as well, it always annoys me when we drive past!!

IHeartDodo Fri 21-Apr-17 15:29:52

There's one in my city, the tourists love it!
I've never been in nearly 4 years of living here!

IAmAmy Fri 21-Apr-17 15:31:02

The shop is calling you, calling you.

frieda909 Fri 21-Apr-17 15:35:03

For some reason I think of Christmas shops as quite a different thing to regular shops selling their Christmas stuff too early. The latter pisses me off, but the former not so much.

My mum loves to collect Christmas ornaments from places she travels to, and I think that's probably the kind of person these places are mostly aimed at. But it's also kind of fun to go into one in July and just enjoy the weirdness of the situation!

LilQueenie Fri 21-Apr-17 15:37:29

there are two in Edinburgh and quite popular especially with the tourists. I regularly take DD in and she has a good collection of baubles now. Much better than the cheap stuff you get in the shops at christmas time too.

Upsy1981 Fri 21-Apr-17 15:38:42

Love the Christmas shop in York! Its different to normal shops getting their festive stuff out early.

chitofftheshovel Fri 21-Apr-17 15:42:58

Just go in and smash their bloody baubles if it gives you the rage. That'll teach 'em.

glamorousgrandmother Fri 21-Apr-17 15:43:05

We always try to buy a Christmas tree decoration when we go away even if it's not all that Christmassy e.g. a cinnamon bark Dove from a church in Yorkshire. We have bought things from the year round Christmas shops in Edinburgh, Reykjavic and Jasper, Canada among other places. Incidentally, the best Christmas things are from Germany and Eastern Europe especially Poland.

Nanasueathome Fri 21-Apr-17 15:46:42

That shop is in Shanklin, IOW, and has been there for some time

BeyondThePage Fri 21-Apr-17 15:50:59

There is one in Bourton-on-the-water too. We look in from time to time, never bought anything though.

MiaowTheCat Fri 21-Apr-17 15:56:16

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TinfoilHattie Fri 21-Apr-17 15:59:15

There used to be one on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, not sure if it's still there. Was always heaving with tourists in July.

Urglewurgle Fri 21-Apr-17 16:08:38

I bought stuff from the one in Disneyland in January this year. blush

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