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I can hear sleighbells

There is definitely no Christmas-ing happening in my general vicinity at present (although I noticed the shops have put tinsel up already) so I'm going to chalk that one up to some sort of odd late night auditory hallucination. Or maybe this house was built on an ancient reindeer burial ground.

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stephenw32768
Oct. 14th, 2012 06:03 pm (UTC)
It is too early for tinsel! I noticed that Christmas food started appearing in supermarkets a couple of weeks ago. We're not even through Hallowe'en (though seeing Hallowe'en stuff next to Christmas stuff on a shelf is an amusing juxtaposition).

I don't allow myself to be Christmassy until December. (I suppose that I'm technically being Adventy from the first of the month to the 24th, but what's a little liturgical confusion between friends?)

-Stephen

PS: I did read your previous post, but could think of nothing sensible to say. Please don't think that I don't care just because I didn't respond.
sassamifrass
Oct. 15th, 2012 11:51 am (UTC)
Is there much Halloweening in the UK? I think commercially it's tried to make a mark here, but I haven't seen any trick or treaters for a decade or more. I'd like it just to see the costumes, but I guess I'll just have to attend conventions if I want to see that sort of thing ^_^ That said, I don't need any more holidays telling me to eat candy...

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stephenw32768
Oct. 15th, 2012 09:13 pm (UTC)
Hallowe'en is bigger than it was when I was a child, but not as huge as in the States. Children do dress up for trick-or-treat, but it's not general dressuppery like in America, it's almost completely "scary" things; witches, ghosts, skeletons etc.

Confectionery-makers always churn out Hallowe'en-themed treats. A few years ago, I saw a place selling small candy-coated chocolate eggs, as normally sold at Easter, only rebranded as "snake eggs". That's not even trying!

-Stephen
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