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to think it's way too early for shops to start selling christmas things?

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FluffySaysTheDailyMailsShite Sat 22-Aug-09 22:52:38

Lakeland, selling christmas stock already. It's AUGUST FFS!!

1dilemma Sat 22-Aug-09 22:56:21

oh did they have anything nice? grin

FluffySaysTheDailyMailsShite Sat 22-Aug-09 22:58:14

grin The usual shite, santa stickers, food stuff, you know the sort.

It's farking AUGUST though!!

famishedass Sat 22-Aug-09 22:59:28

Welllllllll, I used to think like this, till I had kids and a job grin - now I find that there is so much to organise and I do it all single handedly because my other half is a lazy bastard, that it actually does help to make an early start.

Sorry, probably not what you wanted to hear.

FluffySaysTheDailyMailsShite Sat 22-Aug-09 23:01:58

grin I have a kid and a job. I don't want the shops to remind me of christmas yet. Let me have summer first. It's not asking too much is it?

1dilemma Sat 22-Aug-09 23:03:44

it's like the back to school stuff

believe it or not I can actually remember when I was at school shock it always used to appear way to early in the Summer holidays

Rachmumoftwo Sat 22-Aug-09 23:07:32

Only 4 paydays til Christmas for many of us, got to try to spread the cost.

FluffySaysTheDailyMailsShite Sat 22-Aug-09 23:10:14


Maybe I'm odd being a last month type girl! hmm

DollyPS Sat 22-Aug-09 23:13:51


Ninks Sat 22-Aug-09 23:21:02

They are BVU to spoil things!

Twinkly spangly glittery things serve a purpose. They cheer us up throughout the awful cold winter.

I'm of the opinion that Christmas should be postponed to the end of January, but I'd be lynched if I expressed it here wink

Spacehoppa Sat 22-Aug-09 23:22:05

Maybe they are just late for last year


caramelwaffle Sat 22-Aug-09 23:23:06

"jingle bells. jingle bells. jingle alllll the waaaayyyyyy"

I bought a Christmas present for someone whilst in the city centre a few days ago. Not what you want to hear but this is my Year To Get Organised. However I DO NOT want to see christmassy (sp) things in the shops at this time of year.


Fruitysunshine Sat 22-Aug-09 23:26:10

I LOVE Christmas! The sooner the better! *jingle bells, jingle bells!*

GypsyMoth Sat 22-Aug-09 23:29:16

is it in the actual shops yet?? thought lakeland was mail order....can cope with that! wont be in the actual shops en masse just yet! dont forget....we have the whole hideous halloween pantomime to survive first!!

FluffySaysTheDailyMailsShite Sat 22-Aug-09 23:43:03

They were in the derby store, at the end of two if the isles, the christmas food stuff there aswell. Weird!!

echt Sun 23-Aug-09 06:56:20

There's a good deal of odd stuff about living in Oz, and one of them is the low profile given to Christmas. Are they more enlightened? No, it's just that the whole of November is given over to horse racing, and the shops are full of Ascot-style ladies' gear.
The whole country dresses up to sit in front of the box and watch the gee-gees on Melbourne Cup Day (a public holiday here).

The upshot of this from my point of view is that prepping for Christmas becomes a complete panic. Back in the UK, the October half term holiday was my cue to get shopping, now I've barely removed my fascinator before it's time to put the sprouts on; a rolling boil for two weeks usually does it.

hunniesugarplum Sun 23-Aug-09 09:40:13

i actually wrapped christmas presents yesterday...not because im some uber organised person, more because i had seen a few thing throughout the year and got them for people, or recieved gifts i didnt want/like and thought oh so and so would like that, and had loads of giftwrap left over from last year.

i have an excuse though!! i will have a 8-10 week old at christmas, and figure the more i do now, the more spare time i can spend sleeping then. Also spreads the cost,as my money will be dipping in Dec, and means i can just put the wrapped gifts into the wardrobe, out of sight so my house seems tidier!! ive also done several of the bday presents for the rest of the year, its just easier,as my DH always forgets his gp's so the presents are there for when MIL mentions it!

however none of what i bought was christmas themed, I do think its a bit early for that, especially as halloween comes first and you can get chrimbo themed stuff on the internet year round...

AmazingBouncingFerret Sun 23-Aug-09 13:02:03

Lol Im actually looking forward to the Christmas run up this year, but I think the reason for that is I start maternity leave on October 30th and wont have to endure November and December working in a toy shop!
Im actually excited about not having to explain why must have toys are out of stock a week before christmas!

oldraver Mon 24-Aug-09 19:04:05

I had my Studio Christmas book a couple of months ago, it comes earlier each year.

Last week DS2 saw the Christmas trees in the Argos book and wanted to buy one, I told him there was one in the loft and he was wanting it put up. Yesterday he had the Argos book again and wandered off upstairs muttering about decorations. i followed him and he had got in bed and said he was waiting for the snow... I have FOUR months of this shock

Morloth Mon 24-Aug-09 19:06:18

Depends, if it mince pies then YABU, if it is anything else then YANBU.

I feckin' love mince pies.

ThePregnantPhantomPlopper Mon 24-Aug-09 19:17:17

The Christmas stuff has always started to filter through into the shops about now.

In a couple of weeks time, Asda will have a jolly Santa greeting you at the entrance, next to HUGE piles of tins of Quality Street and Roses.

122 days to go.


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