I know I say it every year, but Christmas seems to be getting earlier and earlier.
On venturing into town today, my point was made quite spectacularly by seeing all the festive stock out on the shelves already.
I kid you not.
We’re only five days into September (FIVE!) and we’re seeing the likes of this….
They’ve actually been out on the shelves since the middle of August.
Summer has barely even had a chance to start (I don’t think it actually HAS got started this year.)
The sun has sputtered and fizzed a little bit trying to break through, but for the most part has failed dismally at giving us a nice hot summer.
So, I’d like to think we’d be allowed some semblance of summer before we’re expected to get our festive heads on and start thinking about Santa and mince pies.
The tins of chocolates are out already too. You know, the huge tins of Quality Street that are compulsory at Christmas time.
Stuffing your face with chocolates after the big turkey dinner in front of the telly, even though you can barely lift a finger to put the next toffee finger or purple triangle in your mouth.
What would be the point of buying them this early, anyway? Are we supposed to buy them and save them up for Christmas or something?!
I can really see that happening in this house. The idea would be to buy early to save money, but the reality would be they’d all get scoffed by mid October and by the time ACTUAL Christmas rolled around, we’d be sick to death of the sight of the bloody things, never mind want to eat them.
My bets are all on when the first Christmas song is played in the shops, and the strains of Noddy Holder shouting “IT’S CHRISTMASSSSS!” hits the shopping arcade airwaves.
I reckon October. I’m sure it was last year.
I bloody love Christmas, it’s my favourite time of year, but give up with the months long build up already.
We want to celebrate in actual December, not start seeing Easter eggs in the aisles in Christmas week instead (yup, it happened.)
What do you think? Do you think some of the magic is lost when the build up starts in August, or are you happy to celebrate all year round?
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