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Father christmas is outside my house

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Pickleypickles Tue 05-Dec-17 20:35:04

I am probably being a sleep deprived scrooge but there he is on his sleigh with 1000000 decibel christmas tunes blasting fangry

Its half past 8, a school night and my DD is ill which obviously he should already know being santa.


Tiredstressed Tue 05-Dec-17 20:36:57

He was outside my house earlier. I took my DD out to see him but she decided that he was too noisy and that she wanted to go back into the house.

Pickleypickles Tue 05-Dec-17 20:40:34

There is no need to be quite that loud is there! Ive heard him approaching for an hour and a half 😂

Bluesrunthegame Tue 05-Dec-17 20:42:15

When I was a little tiny person, I told my mum that Father Christmas was coming down the path one afternoon. He actually was, it was a promotion by a soap or washing up manufacturer and if you had some of the soap/washing powder, you got a free turkey, and we did so we did!

Namechangetempissue Tue 05-Dec-17 20:44:34

It's once a year -I'm sure it's annoying as you are knackered but he will be off shortly and that's it until next December.

supersop60 Tue 05-Dec-17 20:46:41

I'm going to be helping Santa tomorrow evening. It raises loads of money for charity. I'm sorry your DD is ill - hope she gets better soon!

wheresmycake Tue 05-Dec-17 20:47:36

I got pissed off when they came round here. Didn't actually wake DD but it annoyed me to think about it . Seemed a weird way to encourage parents to donate money

pomegranita Tue 05-Dec-17 20:52:11

I LOVED this when my kids were little. Quite magical.

Pickleypickles Tue 05-Dec-17 20:54:13

Dont get me wrong i think its nice for the kids abd great that they raise money but surely most fathet chridtmas believing children are in bed by half 8? And he could turn it down a smidge, just a little smidge.

BattleaxeGalactica Tue 05-Dec-17 20:54:14

Santa used to keep his sleigh in the rotary club man on the corner's garage. DC were goggle eyed when we pointed it out grin

We actually had to hunt Santa down one year when he left our road out angry He was very easily tracked through the foghorn level soundtrack though. Probably not the kind of benefit you're appreciating tonight, OP.

Namechangetempissue Tue 05-Dec-17 20:56:09

Maybe he has been out since early bedtime hours and you are the last of the streets/route? I'm quite relaxed about bedtime so it wouldn't bother me at all as a one off special event.

ScreamingValenta Tue 05-Dec-17 20:57:31

Tell him he's 19 days too early fgrin.

Pickleypickles Tue 05-Dec-17 20:57:53

name where are you? Ill redirect him grin

SkaPunkPrincess Tue 05-Dec-17 20:58:53

since when do the rotary club wander around residential streets? local high streets on a strictly 9-5 basis around here! where on earth do you all live?

Elliemayclampett Tue 05-Dec-17 21:02:52

He's been here tonight too. I love it. DS (14) came out for a photo. Never too old for santa 🎄

LoniceraJaponica Tue 05-Dec-17 21:05:25

Our local round table organises Santa's sleigh to go round all the villages in the area. We are lucky because ours is the last village to be done before Christmas so it feels far more Christmassy.

When we moved here we didn't know they did this. DD was 3 and had just come out of hospital, then Santa turned up at tea time. It was magical.

Rachie1973 Tue 05-Dec-17 21:05:42

since when do the rotary club wander around residential streets? local high streets on a strictly 9-5 basis around here! where on earth do you all live

South Essex smile They do it here and we love it!!!

Namechangetempissue Tue 05-Dec-17 21:24:49

Please do! Ours is on Friday!

BlueKarou Tue 05-Dec-17 21:27:06

He passed my place on Saturday... Not as late as 8 though, more like 5:30. I bundled up the almost-2-year-old and hurried out all of an 'ooh' and 'ahh' and 'look at the pretty lights!' Said almost-2-year-old screamed, and spent the next half hour either crying or refusing to be moved from my lap.

Hopefully next year will be a little less traumatic.

TheHobbitMum Tue 05-Dec-17 21:30:52

Not seen ours this year yet, won't be long I'm sure 🎅

ChippyMinton Tue 05-Dec-17 21:32:06

My DC loved this when they were little. DS2 was out tonight helping with the fundraising fsmile

BackforGood Tue 05-Dec-17 21:39:13

I still love it when he comes round our street. It was magical when the dc were little, but now they are grown, I still go out and wave. fsmile.

Rotary , Round Table, Scouts - they book the license so they don't clash but all go out.
I've helped collect too - it is lovely - most people are delighted to see you.

SkaPunkPrincess Tue 05-Dec-17 21:47:00

ooh rachie we don't hold with that sort of behaviour here up north -midlands-. Not even from Santa! I think I'd have kittens if they did that on my street, we do not take kindly to being interupted from our Yorkshire tea and coronation street! However DC1 would love it lol

willstarttomorrow Tue 05-Dec-17 21:47:41

Father Christmas has never come to our street, apart from on xmas eve obviously. We have always had to go to him at various locations (cost involved). We even had to head to Lapland one year (mega cost involved). We are certainly on the naughty list.

LoniceraJaponica Tue 05-Dec-17 21:47:56

"but now they are grown, I still go out and wave"

So do I. It still feels exciting.

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