"The magic of Christmas would be appreciated more if the build up was more contained" - the majority of readers think Christmas starts too early

It’s still only November, but we’ve all seen houses lit up for Christmas already, while supermarkets can’t seem to start festivities early enough.

Monday, 25th November 2019, 12:51 pm
Updated Wednesday, 11th December 2019, 4:05 pm
Humbug! Does the festive season start too early?

We asked our readers on Facebook: “Do you think the build-up to Christmas starts too early?” At the time of writing, over 500 people had voted, with 71% saying yes, 29% no.

Susan Patching said: “I love Christmas, but we get it thrown at us constantly from September in the shops and adverts everyday on the TV.

“I am sure the magic of Christmas would be appreciated much more if the build up was more contained. It's more about businesses making money than what it's really all about, the birth of Jesus.”

Joanna Lisa Todd thinks: “If the 12 days of Christmas start Christmas Day and end on 5th January, that is when Christmas should be celebrated. Put the tree and decorations up Christmas Eve. Before that it's Advent and not Christmas.”

Jassy McEwan said: “I don’t see the harm. We personally don’t put ours up until Dec, but love seeing other people’s as that starts getting me in the spirit. Each to their own!”

Andrew Metcalf said: “I love Christmas, but I hate before. All the shops saying it’s # sleeps, days, weeks or hours till Christmas.”

Pam Kelly said: “I love Christmas. I might calm down a bit when I'm older, but for now my kids make it OK to go over the top for a few more years.

“What's wrong with a bit of sparkle when the weather is so gloomy!”