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Old Jul 25th 2023, 3:54 am
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Originally Posted by Nutmegger
What is this "Christmas in July" thing??? Showing Christmas movies on TV, pushing trees and lights on the shopping channels. All about getting people to spend money I suppose, but . . . . so irritating! Does this happen in the UK these days?
In the UK thee QVC shopping channel has a 'Christmas in July' weekend but they are often selling things That are on 'Easy Pay' so I suppose the idea is that they are all paid for before Christmas. Still 'Shop Early for Christmas'
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Old Jul 25th 2023, 3:58 am
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Originally Posted by BristolUK
I had a Christmas Party in my new flat in July (I think, but definitely summer) in 1976.
We had a tree up
Apparently the lady next door to us keeps her tree up and lit all year long because her two little dogs love to see it
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Old Jul 25th 2023, 10:32 am
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Originally Posted by Jolly Good
Apparently the lady next door to us keeps her tree up and lit all year long because her two little dogs love to see it
Pretty sure the dogs like the tree if they can't get outside for one reason or another.
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Old Jul 25th 2023, 12:41 pm
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Originally Posted by Nutmegger
What is this "Christmas in July" thing??? Showing Christmas movies on TV, pushing trees and lights on the shopping channels. All about getting people to spend money I suppose, but . . . . so irritating! Does this happen in the UK these days?
What channels are you seeing this on? I haven't noticed this watching Comcast/Xfinity channel lineup.
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Old Jul 25th 2023, 2:47 pm
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Originally Posted by Nutmegger
What is this "Christmas in July" thing??? Showing Christmas movies on TV, pushing trees and lights on the shopping channels. All about getting people to spend money I suppose, but . . . . so irritating! Does this happen in the UK these days?
My hope is that nobody will mention it, and it will therefore not become a "thing".

Dangnabbit!
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Old Jul 25th 2023, 4:10 pm
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Originally Posted by Nutmegger
What is this "Christmas in July" thing???
They do that here in NZ , calling it mid-winter Christmas.

We do not do this thing as it is odd. Mind you Xmas in the summer heat is also odd.
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Old Jul 25th 2023, 10:34 pm
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Originally Posted by BEVS
They do that here in NZ , calling it mid-winter Christmas.

We do not do this thing as it is odd. Mind you Xmas in the summer heat is also odd.
Yep - do Christmas in July here too - only thing I might do is buy christmas pud
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Originally Posted by RICH
My hope is that nobody will mention it, and it will therefore not become a "thing".

Dangnabbit!
BE's Christmas thread was posted on as recently as May
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Originally Posted by BristolUK
BE's Christmas thread was posted on as recently as May
July. Keepin it real for that xtra christmas feel.
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Originally Posted by Steerpike
What channels are you seeing this on? I haven't noticed this watching Comcast/Xfinity channel lineup.
QVC, HSN, Hallmark (of course!!!), GFam . . .
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Americans online posting how terrible it s that Europe now (next year) requires prior authorization for USA citizens visiting Europe.
Europe is against freedom, Europe is repressive, Europe is...you name it....
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Originally Posted by kimilseung
Americans online posting how terrible it s that Europe now (next year) requires prior authorization for USA citizens visiting Europe.
Europe is against freedom, Europe is repressive, Europe is...you name it....
Europe? Isn't that the place in China where the Covid came from?
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