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I haven't sorted anything for Christmas yet...nothing! Aibu?

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btfly2 Sat 16-Dec-17 22:36:13

Never happened to me before but this year.
Just curious about if I'm only the only one sooo behind. No food, no presents! OMG Aibu or crazy?

Afreshturkeyplease Sat 16-Dec-17 22:36:57

Are you not having a panic attack?

Somethingfantastic89 Sat 16-Dec-17 22:37:34

If it helps, you're not the only one grin

TeddyIsaHe Sat 16-Dec-17 22:37:35

Me either! Denial is my friend at the moment 😬

itshappening Sat 16-Dec-17 22:40:05

You can do it OP, you just need a plan! I am very behind too but not hosting lots of people or anything...are you hosting? Who do you need to buy for?

perchi Sat 16-Dec-17 22:42:52

Well, if it's any consolation I haven't bought many presents yet, only a couple. And the food delivery from a few days ago, packed in a box upstairs, we've eaten half of it already! Mince pies, chocolates, crackers, etc! YANBU

ChickenPaws Sat 16-Dec-17 22:43:06

I have some presents in, but have been constantly sick with viral infections since starting a new workplace so just can’t be bothered at all. I’m working over xmas as well and can’t find the enthusiasm for anything.

Bubbinsmakesthree Sat 16-Dec-17 22:51:09

I've got a couple presents for the DC but that is it! We've been exceptionally busy with other more pressing stuff. We're hosting as well - panic hasn't st in yet but not far off. DC1 is three and DC2 is only a baby so we can just about get away with it this year.

LaughingLlama Sat 16-Dec-17 22:52:20

I was like this last year. It is still doable and actually I saved loads of money because I only had time to get essentials and not get carried away.

This year I only started last week in November. I think it's the rebel in me. I get so fucked off that Christmas starts in August (popped into local supermarket for milk on the way home from a beach day in August to find myself stood in the queue looking at chocolate snowmen hmm ).
Shops want us to start early so we spend more as we spread the cost. Starting later can save money unless you panic buy.

btfly2 Sat 16-Dec-17 22:52:58

Wow thanks for the quick replies!
Nop, not a panic attack at all. Actually Is a bit shocking how good it feels to be so relaxed about it. I don't know how to explain this but this year it's the way it is smile

ferriswheel Sat 16-Dec-17 22:53:55

Have you got kids?

Somethingfantastic89 Sat 16-Dec-17 22:55:20

If like me, you're not hosting and it's just you and your immediate family, then what's there to panic about smile I know what I'll cook so I can always buy everything two days before, and presents, erm, one days shopping? I always do this.

HuskyMcClusky Sat 16-Dec-17 22:56:12

YANBU. One week should be long enough to prepare for anything that’s not the bloody Apocalypse.

Shops will be a bit hellish though.

PenelopeFlintstone Sat 16-Dec-17 23:00:48

Me neither. There's plenty of time! grin Try to find a less busy town or shopping centre and go really early or really late?

CheapSausagesAndSpam Sat 16-Dec-17 23:04:47

I haven't got any of the food yet apart from a shit ton of chocolates! Got all the DC gifts but nothing for my Mum!

GummyGoddess Sat 16-Dec-17 23:05:56

Usually we don't get anything sorted until the week or weekend before which I hate and get stressed about. This year I've said I'm doing my family presents and DH can sort his. All mine are done and he hasn't started yet! I feel so much better.

Point is, you can still get nice gifts the week or weekend beforehand so keep your nice calm feelings and don't panic smile

perchi Sat 16-Dec-17 23:06:33

I now have to re-stock!fsmile well done OP, for being relaxed about it and as Llama said, you can save money this way. smile

HermionesRightHook Sat 16-Dec-17 23:07:12

Eh, you'll be fine. Still time to get things delivered - and others are right, the closeness to the date will make you prioritise and not keep buying one more thing.

Make a list
Check it twice
You'll soon find out leaving it late can be kind of nice.

gillybeanz Sat 16-Dec-17 23:07:34

I did the presents early as we had a terminally ill family member, however they died recently so, no food shopping done, or wrapping, or the extra bits you buy with your food shop.
Going to be a busy week, we have no decs up yet neither.
It's hard when you are grieving, but I have to get on as we have a dd who really enjoys Christmas.

lovemylover Sat 16-Dec-17 23:10:43

I still have to buy everything too, not a lover of Christmas, so am always last minute, I have bought no presents, either,
Only just sent Christmas cards off, and that is early for me
Feeling very stressed just thinking about it

NoNoCharlieRascal Sat 16-Dec-17 23:13:10

I started today. Still plenty of time to get things done. I can't get in a tizzy about one day, so many other things take priority atm.

MsHarry Sat 16-Dec-17 23:13:26

Not bought any food, too early. Have bought most presents, wrapped some. 3 to buy. Sent cards yesterday(early for me).

AdoraBell Sat 16-Dec-17 23:15:01

Neither U nor crazy.

Well done for being relaxed 👍

Are you buying presents for lots of people, and could they all be ordered online this weekend? As for food, are you hosting or taking a contribution to someone’s house? Either way, write a list/plan and go shopping on your own. Unless you have a DP/H who is actually helpful when shopping.

MsHarry Sat 16-Dec-17 23:15:10

I know lots of people who haven't started shopping yet. My DB always does it on 24th! As for food, it's only a pimped up roast, there are always enough turkeys. Chill!

GhoulWithADragonTattoo Sat 16-Dec-17 23:24:28

Iam fairly organised this year but usually this is about when I start. I certainly think you have time to sort presents, food, cards and decorating tree without too much hassle. What are you doing on Christmas Day?

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