"I can't believe how many Christmas trees are up already!" - Echo readers think Christmas starts to early
It’s still only November, but we’ve all seen houses lit up for Christmas already, while supermarkets can’t seem to start the festive season early enough.
With this in mind we asked readers in our Facebook poll: “Do you think the build-up to Christmas starts too early?” At the time of writing, almost 600 people had voted, with 68% saying yes, 32% no.
Neil Heskett said: “It's been Christmas since August. I hate working in retail this time of year.”
Eileen Joyce thinks it all starts to soon, saying: “I love the build up to Christmas, but in December not October/November. I can’t believe the amount of Christmas trees that are up and some since just after Halloween!”
Gavin McGill agreed saying: “I saw the first tree up on November 7. Shops don't help by having Christmas stuff to sell in early October.”
Paul Barfoot’s message, sent on November 25, read: “Today is fine. It's now exactly a month away.”
Sonia Ramsey said: “More near to Christmas, like the second week in December. Seeing Christmas trees up half way through November is just not on.”
A festive Helen Sylvia Kerr Voura said: “I won't be going anywhere, but am happy seeing people and families happy and enjoying themselves. Remember the song; life is far too short for fussing and fighting my friend. Enjoy, be happy, but remember why we are celebrating.”
A distinctly un-festive Gary Dunmore said: “I think it should be every ten years.”