Saturday, 24 October 2009

IT'S A WRAP

In the post this morning...


Well, at least that's one thing less to worry about, come December!

And, after all, Christmas Eve is only two months away, today...

9 comments:

Eudora said...

Two months mister Sibley, two months after all. I'm not prepare for the Xmas yet, please... mmm, this year must be a bit different, you know, this awful economic crisis.

P.D.; Is better learnt with the heart.

SharonM said...

Mind you there's less Christmas stuff in the shops to date because they've got so much Halloween mrechandise in. I've don't remember every seeing so many pointy hats, spiders, goblin, ghoulies and fake pumpkins as this year.

Sheila said...

We're ahead of you here, Brian. The Christmas lights in Ascot High Street were put up earlier this week. I can never decide what's more depressing - how keen they are to put them up or how reluctant they are to take them down. They always seem to be hanging around well into February!

Boll Weavil said...

I've seen the my first Christmas tree this very evening Mr B and are looking forward to the new CGI Xmas Carol. We are already well ahead with our own Christmas schedules, having decided to spend our 25th wedding anniversary on La Gomera.Christmas maybe a bit of a cold shock after that !
flisgui : A Christmas present bought in the January sales and then left, forgotten, in the bottom of the wardrobe until being located on December 28th.

Brian Sibley said...

A Christmas tree on 24 October? There won't be a needle left by the time Christmas finally arrives! Or was it plastic...?

Suzanne said...

Christmas? I haven't got time for Christmas this year!
micat: the particular arrangement of thready cotton wool in decoration, either as spider webs for Halloween, or as snow (usually very unconvincing) for Christmas!

Brian Sibley said...

I really believe, in the Old Days (or, maybe, that should be 'Olde Dayes'), we had plenty of time for Christmas because it didn't start so early and, therefore, didn't seem so demanding and quite so impossible to fulfill...

SharonM said...

Being Jewish, we didn't celebrate Christmas but instead had Chanukah.

I remember all the grandchildren - my father was one of six children - going to my grandparents and getting 'Chanukah gelt (money), which was the tradition.

I also recall, that so we didn't entirely miss out, my brother and I finding socks with things like a tangerine, a coin and Cadbury's Golden Cup bar in them, on Christmas morning.

I somehow think that the simple pleasures were appreciated more then.

Brian Sibley said...

Hang on a cotton-pickin' minute! How come you got a Christmas stocking and I didn't get any Chanukah gelt. Is that fair? I think not! :-)