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Christmas in the shops (in early Oct)!

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Christmas in the shops (in early Oct)!

So, it seems most supermarkets/department stores/other shops are already selling anything Christmas related. Costco had an entire row of XMAS trees and nativity figures. 
I went to a garden centre yesterday and they were even playing Christmas songs!
Anyone else find it increasingly obscene how early shops start for XMAS these days?
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Re: Christmas in the shops (in early Oct)!

Most definitely yes.
I refuse to play any Christmas songs at home or in the car till December 1st.
I seem to remember that in my younger days Bonfire Night seemed to indicate the start of the pre Christmas preparations in the shops. I think if I went into a shop that was playing Christmas songs this early I would walk straight out and not bother returning till it was all over. It's just a cynical ploy to get more money out of us Angry

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Re: Christmas in the shops (in early Oct)!

Most of my Christmas shopping done....under duress.
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Re: Christmas in the shops (in early Oct)!

Here in the US we have a break from Christmas.  At the moment Halloween is thew big event and the shops are full of Halloween goods.  Guess Christmas will arrive in the shops in about 2 weeks Wink
They celebrate Halloween much more than at home in the UK.
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Re: Christmas in the shops (in early Oct)!

...though we're rapidly catching up.  Sad
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Re: Christmas in the shops (in early Oct)!

That's funny, not heard it before Grin Grin
Of course the other thing that keeps Christmas at bay in the US is their Thanksgiving day in November which is a major holiday here.  it's the day turkeys don't look forward to Wink
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Re: Christmas in the shops (in early Oct)!

For those who think October is a bit late for Christmas goodies a year round shop: http://www.londontown.com/LondonInformation/Shops/The_Christmas_Shop/2bf1/
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Re: Christmas in the shops (in early Oct)!

I don't think we should be seeing XMAS until 1 Dec in the shops...
@ artmo - I reckon ThanksGiving is bigger than XMAS in the US. Seems to have more meaning anyhow.
@ AlaricAdair  - But seriously...an XMAS shop open all year round? How do they even stay in business?
@ 4C - Cynical but true Smiley
@ Strat - I only buy my gifts in Dec, but I have already loaded up with certain food which you only get at XMAS (I consider it all year round food).
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Re: Christmas in the shops (in early Oct)!

I don't even know what I want for Christmas this year, well I do, I want an Xbox One, but Dad can't afford it Sad
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Xbox One is pricey...but think of the hours of entertainment it will provide for years!
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Re: Christmas in the shops (in early Oct)!

We are doing a 'simple' christmas this year and providing both of our kids £350 each to spend on what they want.  We are just going to get them gifts they will appreciate.
Also there will be gifts from other members of the family.  So we are all sorted for christmas.  We just have to get the decorations, and get a tree from  Peter Barrats a big garden centre in Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne
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Re: Christmas in the shops (in early Oct)!

December is christmas in my mind. Anything before that is just wrong.
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Re: Christmas in the shops (in early Oct)!

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@ artmo - I reckon ThanksGiving is bigger than XMAS in the US. Seems to have more meaning anyhow.

It appears that is true.  Even if families don't get together for Christmas they generally do for Thanksgiving.
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Re: Christmas in the shops (in early Oct)!

Whats ThanksGiving then? - Sorry if thats a daft question but I'm british not american lol
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Re: Christmas in the shops (in early Oct)!

maybe this will help.
Thanksgiving
It's on Thursday, 28th November.