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Anyone Else Panic When They See Only 44 Days till Christmas!!!!

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Christmas seemed ages ago and I saw this morning in news it only 44 days away!!! Panic... I haven't got anything ready.

vixe80
3 weeks ago
What do you think of this?
MrsCraig
MrsCraig3 weeks ago

I'm not panicking. I've got all my son's presents, got my Mother in laws and grannys present, I know what I'm getting my parents and then I just need to get food. I've got our tree and decorations in the cupboard and just need to buy some Christmas cards. 44 days is plenty of time. I don't stress over Christmas

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Mick82
Mick823 weeks ago

MrsCraig likewise I sorted presents weeks ago it gives you time to actually enjoy the build up to Christmas instead of running round shops when they are packed

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig3 weeks ago

Mick82 my son's birthday is in November so I just buy his birthday and Christmas presents at the same time. I got the Christmas cards today so now I just need to get food.

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Mick82
Mick823 weeks ago

MrsCraig same as that the meat and veg then make the deserts myself

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eyeballkerry
eyeballkerry3 weeks ago

I haven’t got anything ready and I have not intentions of doing so. I am going to Lanzarote for most of December so next week I will write my Christmas cards put up a few lights and go away.

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vixe80
vixe80
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3 weeks ago

eyeballkerry sounds blissful. You are very lucky to be able to go for so long, such a pretty island.

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RegularComper90
RegularComper903 weeks ago

Christmas is really what you make of it.

What does help is to start getting ready early in the year and build your way up.

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Glitterandgold
Glitterandgold3 weeks ago

No panic here. Iv completed my Christmas shopping already (except food). I'm very much looking forward to December now, my social calendar is full. I love the run up to Christmas.

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davey184
davey1843 weeks ago

Of course I am not panicking. I am a bloke and we don't do that until Christmas Eve😂

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davidstockport
davidstockport3 weeks ago

I don't even panic on Christmas Eve - nothing to panic about. I came to an arrangement with all friends and family (over 30 years ago) that we don't buy each other presents at Christmas.😀

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Ann1984
Ann19843 weeks ago

davey184 best reply this is so my husband who once three years in a row bought me same necklace now I tell him don’t bother just give cash I buy myself something

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vixe80
vixe80
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3 weeks ago

davey184 love this reply... You sound like my other half. His panic is usually Xmas eve.... After shops are shut!!! 😂

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tara73ziva
tara73ziva3 weeks ago

No I not panicking as am all done for Christmas, I have my sons ,dads, niece, and mother-in-laws birthday to sort now as there all in December

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wonderingsoul
wonderingsoul3 weeks ago

hell yea, it seems so little time to get everything thats needed but also i havent even started yet

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vixe80
vixe80
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3 weeks ago

wonderingsoul glad I'm not the only one! Feel like autumn has flown by and suddenly Xmas is here!

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kimcress
kimcress3 weeks ago

Not at all! Presents nearly done (just a few bits to get for my teenager, parents and nieces and nephew).

We are eating out this year, no need to worry about food. Decs I’ve had for years, not buying new ones.

January is difficult for us, we have mine, my mums and my sons birthday within 12 days of each other!

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vixe80
vixe80
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3 weeks ago

kimcress sounds like your January same as my October! That's why I wait till that's out the way then move on to Xmas.

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kimcress
kimcress3 weeks ago

vixe80 every time after Xmas, I know January a long month so don’t get much, usually a meal out for myself, mum a gift card or present and son gets something (he’s born 29th) but next year will be driving lessons!

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap3 weeks ago

I enjoy Christmas when I've bought everything but I'm no where near yet I have a few presents my Turkey and baileys that's it. No chance of getting anything else till payday . Image

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freebiesforbell
freebiesforbell3 weeks ago

I am absolutely petrified of Christmas right now, it's the first year that I have not bought ONE SINGLE THING. I have so much to get ready and 5 birthdays that are coming up beforehand. I might go a little crazy soon but I'm trying to keep a level head and not go absolutely full panic mode 😞

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vixe80
vixe80
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3 weeks ago

freebiesforbell oh my goodness, you need a shopping spree ASAP! Good luck what this all those birthdays too.

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Lynibis
Lynibis3 weeks ago

No panic here, I am cancelling Christmas. Will stay home alone with son's two dogs as he will be abroad and will not be buying for anyone other than kids and grandkids. Will make myself an ordinary Sunday roast (if I can be bothered) and find a good box set in between walking the dogs!

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vixe80
vixe80
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3 weeks ago

Lynibis wow this sounds like an ultimate stress free Christmas. Unfortunately I have 3 little people so things have to be full on... My whole December calendar is!

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Lynibis
Lynibis3 weeks ago

vixe80 yes, I remember those days lol. It will be strange to be alone for Christmas but I am sure I can manage for one day.

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Grannyclock
Grannyclock3 weeks ago

Lynibis I hope you are buying yourself a treat or two.

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Lynibis
Lynibis3 weeks ago

Grannyclock I certainly will. I have just started watching all the old Dexter boxsets but there are 8 seasons so should see me up to Christmas and then I can start on the new Dexter which I am currently recording.

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Grannyclock
Grannyclock3 weeks ago

Lynibis I’ve not heard of Dexter! I only have the usual tv channels. Is it on Netflix or something?

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Lynibis
Lynibis3 weeks ago

Grannyclock it is quite old, it ran from 2006 to 2013 and was really popular just on ordinary tv but can't remember the channel. It was about a serial killer who only killed the bad guys lol. Sounds naff but was gripping.

Anyway, they have just brought it back on Sky Atlantic and it is set 10 years later. It is well worth a watch if you can bear a bit of gore as the story behind it all is very good.

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Lynibis
Lynibis3 weeks ago

vixe80 sorry to have hijacked your topic. I know LD doesn't like it but sometimes conversations are like that they veer off right, left and centre!

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RachHC
RachHC3 weeks ago

Not panicked at all this year, all presents bought just a few left to wrap and even have a turkey in the freezer. Well prepared this year 🤩

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vixe80
vixe80
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3 weeks ago

RachHC wow not only brought but all wrapped too. I just don't seem to have time to be that organised.

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ch7leach
ch7leach3 weeks ago

I have not thought about Christmas, guess I should at some point

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vixe80
vixe80
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3 weeks ago

ch7leach that was me last week, then I was in B & M and noticed everyone else's trolley full of Dec's and gifts... Then looked around and things like Xmas pj's, Xmas bath bomb etc are empty on shelves!

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CaroleBallard
CaroleBallard3 weeks ago

I'm panicking I have a house to sort out, it's a hoarders house and I have to get wron room ready for the next week, and hopefully the rest of the house for Christmas, please wish me luck, it's took years to get this bad and I have a month to clear it. Will I do it? I really don't know.

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vixe80
vixe80
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3 weeks ago

CaroleBallard oh no, sounds like you have your work cut out. Good luck.

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SharonBardell
SharonBardell3 weeks ago

CaroleBallard good luck hope you get everything done. You can always ask family and friends to help. Best wishes to you I'll be thinking of you

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hspexy
hspexy3 weeks ago

No, as there are always things to buy. And a lot of the time you find better deals nearer the time…and if you arrange to meet people after Xmas day, you can get their prezzies at a discounted rate

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vixe80
vixe80
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3 weeks ago

hspexy this is true, it doesn't seem how organised I think I am, there is always more to get! Great idea about seeing people after Xmas.. Sale prices.

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hspexy
hspexy3 weeks ago

vixe80 lol indeed. I’ve saved loads by getting things after Xmas and meeting people in the new year…new year sales are even better!

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SharonBardell
SharonBardell3 weeks ago

No not really i think i am fairly sorted but i have had a few decades of planning experience plus i am a list writer old fashion pen and paper i find it quicker and easier than using technology. It probably an age thing.

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vixe80
vixe80
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3 weeks ago

SharonBardell can't beat a good list! Nothi g like the satisfaction of marking the final thing off one!

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beccatavender
beccatavender3 weeks ago

I buy my gifts through out the year to spread the cost, but to be honest you have plenty of time and can pick up some great bargins. You can do it in one afternoon.

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vixe80
vixe80
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3 weeks ago

beccatavender true I probably could do it in an afternoon, if had a whole one. Single parent to 3 little ones/working full time = I get 2 hours a week child/work free!

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beccatavender
beccatavender3 weeks ago

I'd forgotten the lack of free time when you have young children, even the weekend's are about their activities. My only child is 24, but saying that you can get most things online. Once you know what they want half the battle is over 🙂@vixe80

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