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I can't be sure. I know it had Jamie Oliver in it, somewhat inevitably.
I've seen Christmas stuff in shops. It saddens me.
in my town is completely kitted out with wrapping paper and stuff.
with sleigh bells on in clinton cards last week.
yes. christmas starts in august now.
perhaps you meant autumn?
I couldn't work out if it was late or early.
but to the creakyknees and the lyles and the traynors of the board: is it the case that, a) christmas has been coming earlier every year and b) the summers have got more and more ridiculous each year?
I remember noticing a Christmas ad in September for the first time a few years years ago, when I was 13 or 14. That said, that could have just been when I was becoming dead inside.
It seems to have stablised to the absolute beginning of October since then. So I'm guessing even the ad companies must have realised they went too far.
have actually always been ridiculous and sporadic in terms of good and bad. if you look back on weather statistics that should clearly show you.
but yes, christmas does creep up more early each year. which means the 'urgent' email waiting for me at work from my mum is probably 'what do you want for christmas' to which my customary reply will be 'how the fuck should i know, it's only september'.
family traditions huh?
a Christmas shop opened about 3 weeks ago...
...what in the name of god is a Christmas shop? Is that exactly what it sounds like?
They even pump out a "Christmassy" smell in order to reel in the idiots.
And no, before you ask, there isn't a Halloween shop.
I was going to ask what a Christmassy smell is. Capitalism with a hint of religious fervour?
shops open all year round in america, and they're always packed with people. i went in one once that had four floors.
RUINS THE MAGIC OF CHRISTMAS!
It never comes to early for me!
(just realised there has to be a joke in that statement!)
Yup. I think i;m gonna quit before december.