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Christmas Checklist 2017

  • 11-07-2017 8:22pm
    #1
    Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 26,589 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Posy


    It's a whopper- lots to cross off. :D

    When you see or hear an item on the checklist be sure to either take a picture or let us know where you seen/heard it, so we can cross it off our list!!

    Argos Autumn/Winter Catalogue
    Loughc gets back from honeymoon
    August Bank Holiday
    Brown Thomas Christmas shop opens
    Ads start appearing for Christmas party nights
    Rose of Tralee
    Back to school

    Tins of Roses, quality street etc hit the shops
    The Late Late Show Returns

    Ploughing championships take place
    X-Factor and Strictly start back
    Halloween decorations in shops
    Flu vaccine adverts
    Boots gift catalogue released
    Boots shelves are stacked with 3 for 2 gifts
    Decorations/wrapping paper/cards appear in shops
    Ads for Pantomimes begin
    Christmas FM announce their charity partner
    Date for The Late Late Toy Show is announced
    Clocks go back an hour
    Halloween

    M&S food catalogue is out
    Movies 24 becomes Christmas 24
    Music TV channels become Christmas music TV channels

    The Late Late Toy Show
    Baby and crumble's wedding
    Santa Grottos start opening in shopping centres
    First Christmas song on mainstream radio
    Shops begin to stock fresh party food/brandy butter etc
    Christmas RTE Guide is advertised
    Santa Claus is on the Kellogg’s Corn Flakes box

    Christmas lights put up on streets around Ireland
    Lights are switched on in towns and cities

    Aldi/Lidl catalogues have Christmas items
    Calendar Club shops reopen

    Thanksgiving/Black Friday in America
    Fancy cinnamon Christmas drinks in coffee shops
    Red cups in Starbucks
    Coca Cola Christmas ad spotted on TV
    John Lewis ad released
    The Holly Bough goes on sale
    Christmas markets across the country
    Christmas FM goes live


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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,314 ✭✭✭ Cork Lass


    The ads for the Pantomimes begin
    The Hollybough goes on sale (a Cork thing)


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,380 ✭✭✭ chuckles30


    Well Alan Hughes was on TV3 the other night talking about their panto in the Tivoli


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,380 ✭✭✭ chuckles30


    Movies 24 becomes Christmas 24


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 26,589 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Posy


    Oooh, I'm getting excited now. :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,219 ✭✭✭✭ freshpopcorn


    I really feel Christmas is getting near now,
    Argos Autumn/Winter Catalogue.
    August Bank Holiday.
    RTE Autumn/Winter schedule.
    Rose of Tralee.
    Brown Thomas Christmas Shop.
    Tins of Roses/Quality Street/etc in shops.
    Back To School.
    Late Late Show Returns.
    X-Factor/ Strictly Returns.
    Hurling/ Football All Ireland's.
    100 days to go.
    Ploughing championships take place.
    Smyths catologue.
    October arrives.
    Boots catologue.
    Gift sets/decorations/wrapping paper/cards appear in the shops.
    A lot of Christmas baking cakes/puddings is done.
    Clock go back.(Summer time ends)
    Halloween
    November.
    Christmas ads on TV.
    John Lewis ad.
    Shops/Shopping Centers are decorated.
    Ice Skating starts.
    Christmas lights start being switched on in Cities and Towns.
    People begin visiting Santa's.
    People begin putting up decorations.
    1st of December.
    The Late Late Toy Show.
    Advent begins.
    Shops start to get busier and open longer.
    Shops begin to stock hams/fresh party food/brand butter/cream/etc.
    Lots of Christmas events such as markets and parties are taking place.
    Ice your Christmas cake.
    Wrap Presents.
    Start doing grocery shopping.
    Schools/business close for the holidays.
    People buy their Turkey.
    Christmas Eve.
    Christmas Eve events,
    Shopping,
    Tidying up,
    Gift giving,
    Food preparation,
    Etc
    Christmas day.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 26,219 ✭✭✭✭ freshpopcorn


    I only noticed this thread after my post in the other my post in the other.


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 26,589 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Posy


    I've moved it over here now. Lots of stuff to add to the list!! Yaaay. :D


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 26,589 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Posy


    How's this for a prelim 2017 list? Any thoughts/additions? :)


    Loughc gets back from honeymoon
    Argos Autumn/Winter Catalogue
    August Bank Holiday
    Brown Thomas Christmas shop opens
    Ads start appearing for Christmas party nights
    Back to school
    Rose of Tralee
    The Late Late Show Returns
    Tins of Roses, quality street etc hit the shops
    Santa Claus is on the Kellogg’s Corn Flakes box
    Ploughing championships take place
    X-Factor and Strictly start back
    Halloween decorations in shops
    Flu vaccine adverts
    Boots gift catalogue released
    Boots shelves are stacked with 3 for 2 gifts
    Decorations/wrapping paper/cards appear in shops
    Ads for Pantomimes begin
    Christmas FM announce their charity partner
    Date for The Late Late Toy Show is announced
    Clocks go back an hour
    Halloween
    Christmas lights put up on streets around Ireland
    Lights are switched on in towns and cities
    Aldi/Lidl catalogues have Christmas items
    Calendar Club shops reopen
    Thanksgiving/Black Friday in America
    Fancy cinnamon Christmas drinks in coffee shops
    Red cups in Starbucks
    Coca Cola Christmas ad spotted on TV
    John Lewis ad released
    The Holly Bough goes on sale
    Christmas markets across the country
    Christmas FM goes live
    M&S food catalogue is out
    The Late Late Toy Show
    Baby and crumble's wedding
    Santa Grottos start opening in shopping centres
    Movies 24 becomes Christmas 24
    Music TV channels become Christmas music TV channels
    First Christmas song on mainstream radio
    Shops begin to stock fresh party food/brandy butter etc
    Christmas RTE Guide is advertised


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,219 ✭✭✭✭ freshpopcorn


    Another way I count down to Christmas is looking at the Lidl/Aldi books.
    In a few weeks we'll be getting the garden ready for Autumn.
    More back to school stuff. Then the sweets/biscuits appear.
    Then we move onto Halloween stuff before we'll see Decorations coming in and gifts/etc.


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 26,589 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Posy


    Added!! :):)


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  • Registered Users Posts: 26,219 ✭✭✭✭ freshpopcorn


    Two sort of events I forgot was
    Black Friday and Cyber Monday!


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,314 ✭✭✭ Cork Lass


    Santa Grotto's start opening in shopping centres etc


  • Registered Users Posts: 234 ✭✭ Psychologeeee


    Definitely the fancy christmas drinks in coffee shops and cinnamon everything!


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 26,589 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Posy


    Two sort of events I forgot was
    Black Friday and Cyber Monday!
    Cork Lass wrote: »
    Santa Grotto's start opening in shopping centres etc
    Definitely the fancy christmas drinks in coffee shops and cinnamon everything!
    Added! :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,512 ✭✭✭ baby and crumble


    Tbh my checklist this year begins and ends with my wedding on 25th November- a month to the day!

    I appreciate that's not for the list though :p


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 21,334 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Loughc


    I love this has returned! Ye can cross my return off the list!! :D


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 26,589 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Posy


    Yaaaaaaaaaay!!! You're back!! :D


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 26,589 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Posy


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  • Registered Users Posts: 234 ✭✭ Psychologeeee


    Mariah Carey has hinted at a new Christmas Single... First mention of Christmas I have seen apart from this thread!


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,247 ✭✭✭ milli milli


    Posy wrote: »
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    Wow, that's the earliest I've seen. Is it usually end of August?
    Must get a copy - although last year there was no Christmas decorations page. Hopefully this year there is.

    P.S. Whenever I see autumn stock appearing in Penneys, I think of Christmas.
    And their Christmas stock always appears quite early


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  • Registered Users Posts: 26,219 ✭✭✭✭ freshpopcorn


    Wow, that's the earliest I've seen. Is it usually end of August?
    Must get a copy - although last year there was no Christmas decorations page. Hopefully this year there is.

    No Christmas decorations page this year either.
    With the last few years anyway it's come out in the second last week in July because Argos tend to follow the more traditional pattern regarding seasons.


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,219 ✭✭✭✭ freshpopcorn


    Two other things that I can think of are,
    In about October when the Christmas ads aren't meant to be on TV.
    You can see the Glade scented candle ads and ads from shops such as DFS say to order your Sofa for Christmas. These ads often have a Christmas tree in the background.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,737 Glitzgirl


    Santa experience are open since August first and taking bookings !


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,916 ✭✭✭ kitten_k


    The first Strictly contestant was announced today - it's getting closer!


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 21,334 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Loughc


    kitten_k wrote: »
    The first Strictly contestant was announced today - it's getting closer!

    As soon as I saw it announced I though omg Christmas is getting so close!!!


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 26,589 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Posy


    And now the August Bank holiday is over! Where is the time going??!


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,491 ✭✭✭ irlirishkev


    Sitting on the Luas near Belgard this morning. Look to my right and there's a Cadbury's lorry sitting in traffic, with a Santa on the side of it. Yep, looked like a selection box delivery truck!


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,219 ✭✭✭✭ freshpopcorn


    Sitting on the Luas near Belgard this morning. Look to my right and there's a Cadbury's lorry sitting in traffic, with a Santa on the side of it. Yep, looked like a selection box delivery truck!

    Maybe filming for Christmas ad!


  • Registered Users Posts: 234 ✭✭ Psychologeeee


    Four Christmases the movie was on TV last night! I had to do a double take!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,737 Glitzgirl


    Not on the list but penny's have their Chelsey boots scarfs and knitware in stock now ! All summer stock shoved in a corner on sale ... almost there people !! :)


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