Thursday, September 27, 2007

It's Christmas!

I popped into the M&S Food Hall next door to get something for dinner tonight. Meandering up and down the isles I came to a display of Christmas cakes and Christmas puddings. It’s not even October and they’re on the shelves already!

I mentioned to the lady at the check-out that we were still in British Summer time, and they had Christmas cakes out. “People have been buying them,” she said, before leaning forward and whispering: “the advent calendars came in today.”

A little bit premature, wouldn’t you say?

9 Comments:

At 12:08 pm, Blogger potdoll said...

DEPRESSION

 
At 4:38 pm, Blogger Riddley Walker said...

Where the fuck are the Easter eggs, eh? And the new bloody garden furniture (flood-proof, natch)?

That’s what I want to know, and I want to know it now.

 
At 3:12 pm, Blogger Lucy said...

What I want to know is why, when there's such a glut of the batsards, advent calendars are always sold out half way thru by bloody November and for 2 years in a row I've had to resort to making the fuckers myself.

 
At 10:07 pm, Blogger Jon Peacey said...

According to the papers today, mince papers being sold now have an eat by date of 1 week... hardly Christmas fare... not even Advent... in fact, barely All Souls!!!

 
At 3:36 pm, Blogger Jon Peacey said...

...er, that would be mince pies... I'm not entirely sure what a mince paper is!

 
At 8:44 pm, Blogger Lara said...

I hate to spoil the anti-festive party but I LOVE CRIMBO and the huge, fat, mass-produced commercialised run up to it!!!

Truly sad, I know, but whilst on an early September jaunt to Costco to make a mass nappy purchase, I also bought my Xmas wrapping paper...bah humbuggers to you all...tee hee ;)

 
At 7:49 am, Blogger Brian Sibley said...

It's all too bloody confusing - my Co-op is selling all the Christmas stuff AND hot-cross buns!

 
At 9:48 pm, Blogger Jon Peacey said...

I have nothing against Christmas... for some reason it almost seems important to mention this...

 
At 6:39 pm, Blogger Good Dog said...

I loved Christmas when I was a kiddie and had some new toys to play with.

Then, when I was older, Christmas was a time when the BBC broadcast some really great film seasons, especially when it came to commemorate the passing of a legendary Hollywood actor or director.

Now, where I get the impression I'm supposed to enjoy myself - or get the being forced to enjoy it - I can't wait to get it over with. But that's me.

 

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