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    It drives me mad! It's barely October! Christmas spirit...pffft. :mad:
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    Because. A chocolate a day keeps the doctor away. :teeth:
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    It's because people like to spread the cost of Christmas over a few months and be prepared, rather than having a mad rush in December.
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    I just bought my sister two to celebrate her coming out of hospital
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    (Original post by aaran-j)
    It's because people like to spread the cost of Christmas over a few months and be prepared, rather than having a mad rush in December.
    Yeah.
    Christmassy stuff is usually cheaper before Christmas and people can avoid the stupidly long queues.
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    Well hey, if people are buying them now it's extra money for the shops! Sure it's annoying and weird, but from a business perspective it's a no-brainer.
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    I saw advent calendars and those tubes of sweets in WHSmith about 2 weeks ago. I can understand buying presents etc. at this time, but surely food is best left until nearer the time it has to be eaten..
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    I have to admit I hate it when they do this, saw them in Sainsbury's yesterday. By the time Christmas actually comes around it gets a bit tiresome
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    Chocolate doesnt go off that fast.


    Better to start buying things from the start of October, rather than rushing and buying everything in December
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    I think October is far too early. They should be banned from selling anything until mid November! One month is more than enough to do all the shopping. Christmas day really does become an anti-climax after months of hype in the shops.
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    Buying stuff now means people can spread the cost and don't have to rush.
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    To con morons who think they are "crafty consumers"
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    People dragging it out.
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    (Original post by Tenner)
    Buying stuff now means people can spread the cost and don't have to rush.
    I don't understand why people need three whole months to shop. It's so commercialised! And all for one day.
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    I work at Sainsbury's and we had that stuff in the warehouse in August, put it out first or second week of September lol.
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    (Original post by Wild_Precious_Life)
    I don't understand why people need three whole months to shop. It's so commercialised! And all for one day.
    Because not everyone has a lot of money? Stop being such a Scrooge.
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    I was wondering the same thing
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    (Original post by inksplodge)
    Because not everyone has a lot of money? Stop being such a Scrooge.
    I don't think people need to wait till Christmas to splash out on extravagant gifts etc, you can do that any time of year.
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    I found it quite funny when the Harrods Christmas store was open in like July.
    And I heard them playing Christmas songs in the cinema foyer in April once.
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    I have to admit it...I've already bought my advent calender!
    I just saw them whilst shopping, they were the Cadburys ones which I didn't get to have last year, they looked so tempting...I just had to succumb.
 
 
 
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