The first Christmas tree of 2007

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by Brian Kelly, Oct 20, 2007.

  1. Brian Kelly

    Brian Kelly Active Member

    Today at manchester Airport, I saw the first Christmas tree of 2007, decorated with Christmas lights as well. :icon_frown:

    Happy Easter everybody!
  2. Kiz7

    Kiz7 Member

    Bah humbug! I have just seen my first Christmas Tree complete with twinkly lights etc in the window at Woolworths!

    We haven't even had Haloween or Bonfire Night yet. It sucks.
  3. Yes, same here - but I HAVE to be in the mood

    we've started playing "A Christmas Overture" already and, being principal cornet, it's rather difficult to just play it straight

    oh well bah!
  4. andyp

    andyp Active Member

    There was one in our hotel at Harrogate - 28th of September!

    Was advertising the Xmas menu I think.
  5. Forest Gump

    Forest Gump Member

    Boots have them up too. rather sad.
  6. tutin_trumpeta

    tutin_trumpeta New Member

    If Christmas Trees really have to go up, which I'm sure they don't, if should be on Christmas Eve. Sorry, I love Christmas but for the real reason - it ISN'T just an excuse to make people buy over priced junk.
  7. DaveR

    DaveR Active Member

    I'm glad to say I haven't seen a single Christmas tree yet!!

    Has anyone finished their Christmas shopping and written their cards yet? :rolleyes: :tongue: More to the point, it must be about time for the sprouts to go onto boil! :biggrin:
  8. Here here!!!!!!!!!:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
  9. Jan H

    Jan H Moderator Staff Member

    I hope it will be at least another month before I see some sort of Christmas decoration...
    "Santa Claus" usually only appears after December 6th, which is our "Sinterklaasdag" (Saint Nicolas Day) Santa Claus is only an imported American tradition here anyway, so I don't understand why he shows up here...
  10. Nigel Hall

    Nigel Hall Supporting Member

    If you think that's bad we (Bletchington) played our first Christmas job last wednesday evening (17th October) - a real bad case of BAH HUMBUG :( .... still a paid job is a paid job.
  11. leisa

    leisa Active Member

    london had xmas lights up yesterday although they weren't switched on, its far too early, xmas starts on 1st dec for me even the end on nov would have been better than the middle of october!!!
  12. geordiecolin

    geordiecolin Active Member

    There's a farm near my parents house which i used to pass everyday on the school bus, they had their Xmas Tree up, fully decorated all year round.

    Personally I think no-one should even mention Christmas til December 1st.
  13. How_Low_Can_You_Go

    How_Low_Can_You_Go New Member

    Christmas should be mentioned on dec 25th and then forgotten on dec 26th ..

    Tescos here in Redditch had all their decorations up yesterday
  14. WoodenFlugel

    WoodenFlugel Moderator Staff Member

    I refuse to even think about Christmas until after my birthday (12th November, just so you all know ;) ) but the whole Christmas thing does seem to be getting earlier and earlier every year, with the effect that come December the 25th you're just glad to get the whole damn thing over with. I think that's a real shame as the whole festive period should be a joyous occasion, but the current comercialisation is ruining that - for me at least.

    BTW the first reference to Christmas I saw was in the bands post practice drinking hole who had "book now for Christmas" signs up about a month ago.
  15. flugelgal

    flugelgal Active Member

    Similarly, I don't think about it until after my own birthday. By the time December comes, I just want to walk around with ear muffs on when I'm shopping. I feel sorry for the shop assistants, I've been one before, and listening to the same Christmas tape over and over again for months is not good for your mental health... add in a helping of desperate shoppers, screaming children and non stop queues and I'd rather not have to think about it at all!

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