FOUR WEEKS FROM now, you’ll have had your Christmas dinner, probably some turkey sandwiches, and God knows how many roses.
That’s right, it’s that soon. But does that mean that Christmas has officially begun?
Let’s check the list.
Larry Gogan has played a Christmas song on the radio
You’ve had your first mince pie
The Christmas lights are up in your town or village
Your mam has fed several bottles of whiskey into the Christmas cake
Source: BBC Good Food
The decorations are down from the attic
The Christmas jumpers have already sold out of Penneys
There is an open tin of roses and/or Quality Street in the office
You’ve something on every weekend between now and January
You’ve started playing ‘count the Christmas trees’ with the kids in the car
Source: Valerie Everett
You’ve already made arrangements to meet your emigrant friends
Your mother has already asked you what you want for Christmas several times
You’ve bought a Christmas present or felt guilty about not having bought a Christmas present
Someone in your family has already suggested you ‘do a Kris Kindle this year’
How did you get on? Has Christmas begun for you or are you still in full on humbug mode?