Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Christmas has come early

It's official: Christmas is well and truly here. This morning, I received my Christmas Gift Guide from Mothercare (I know, live the dream). I didn't open it. I do love Christmas, and so I thought I would save this treat for tonight.

Then, on my way into work, I popped into M&S to pick up some lunch. This organisation is based purely on need - the only thing close to my office is Pret a Manger, and the amount of mayonnaise they feature in all their sandwiches makes me gag. But I digress. So, as I wander in, I am greeted by a mix of Halloween goodies and yes, you've guessed it, a range of advent calendars and Christmas chocolates.

The final indication was waiting for me in my inbox when I logged in. John Lewis has sent me an email announcing that their Christmas shop is now open online (I assume they are also selling Christmas paraphernalia in their shops, but I haven't been to one in the past couple of days - so I couldn't swear to it). It's 6 October. Why not just be done with it, and make advent calendars start from 1 October? Then again, I suppose that would encourage the shops to start selling them July...

Christmas - only 79 days to go. Having said that, if you want your Christmas cards to arrive in time, given the Royal Mail's recent performance, you might need to send them out this week!

1 comment:

  1. I'm so trying to not buy into the christmas fever yet but you just said the magic words 'John Lewis Christmas Shop' and my resolve has melted away.