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Christmas 2019 Checklist

  • 11-01-2019 1:58am
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    Registered Users Posts: 26,215 ✭✭✭✭ freshpopcorn


    New Years Day 2019
    Little Christmas and Dancing with the stars returns
    Young Scientist
    Argos Spring/Summer Catalogue
    February(Some may say start of Spring)
    Six Nations Starts
    Superbowl 53
    St Valentines Day
    Ireland's Got Talent(Virgin Media One)
    Pancake Tuesday 5th March
    Ash Wednesday 6th March
    Six Nations Ends
    St Patrick's Day
    Dancing with the Stars ends
    Waffle Day 25th March
    Clock go forward
    Mothers Day 31st March
    Britain's Got Talent Returns
    Easter Sunday 21st April
    May Bank Holiday
    Eurovision Week 14th - 18th
    GAA Seasons Starts
    Local and European Elections
    Britain's Got Talent Finals week
    June Bank Holiday
    Leaving/Junior Cert Starts
    Fathers Day 16th
    Longest Day of the year
    Half way point and Rudolph Day
    State Exams finish and Schools close for the Summer
    Wimbledon 1st-14th July
    Tour De France 6th - 28th
    Argos Autumn/Winter Catalogue
    Galway Races 29th - 4th Aug
    August Bank Holiday
    Strictly celebs announced
    Brown Thomas Christmas shop opens
    All Ireland Finals
    Celebrations, Quality Street, Roses, Heros tubs
    Rose Of Tralee on TV 26th and 27th
    Christmas FM Charity Partner Announced
    Bake Off is back
    Schools return
    Late Late Show returns
    Strictly and X-Factor return
    100 Days until Christmas
    Christmas baking and craft magazines
    Ploughing Championships Carlow 17th - 19th
    Rugby World Cup starts
    Smyth's and Boots Catalogue
    Halloween HQ open stores
    Gift sets/Wrapping Paper/etc. begin to appear in Shops
    Christmas Scratch Cards(Hampers,Sweets and Treats are launched)
    X-Factor live shows
    Christmas cakes/puddings are made
    Most selection box, biscuits, sweets etc. in stock
    Clocks go back
    October Bank Holiday
    Halloween
    1st November
    Christmas coffee cups
    Christmas ads- will we see Kevin the carrot? John Lewis advert
    Hollybough goes on sale
    Christmas Coca Cola bottles
    Ice Skating rinks open
    Cities/Shopping centres turn on their lights
    Santa Grottos open
    Christmas FM launches
    Black Friday 29th Nov
    The Late Late Toy Show
    First Sunday of Advent/December 1st
    Party food, brandy butter, etc. in store
    RTÉ guide Christmas edition on sale
    Christmas hams arrive in Supermarkets
    Fresh Turkeys etc. in stock
    Shortest day of the year


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Comments

  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 113 ✭✭ MaryBrosnan


    Get me some of what you are on.


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


    Get me some of what you are on.

    Christmas joy and happiness. You should try it :)


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


    Checklist

    Ah good man Freshpopcorn I only thought about the checklist last night and was wondering if it was due soon!

    Again if anyone has any suggestion or ideas of anything they'd like to add to it just shout! :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,947 ✭✭✭ funnights74


    Christmas RTE Guide could be added and in Cork the Holly Bough arrives in early November but that's a Cork thing.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,693 ✭✭✭ DvB


    Love it.
    "I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year" - Charles Dickens




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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,992 ✭✭✭ CheerLouth


    Oh I love this thread! I love a good list! :D

    Could we add Blackberry Picking/Jam Making Season in August? For me, that's a big sign of summer is ending and it's nearly Christmas season!


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,554 ✭✭✭ Sundew


    The release of the film Toystory 4 is officially on the 21st June 2019. I can’t wait to bring my 4 year old to see it.
    Would love to see this added to this year’s list!




  • Registered Users Posts: 4,322 ✭✭✭ Day Lewin


    I totally love this list!!

    But, I see that Burns Night isn't on it? 25th Jan, exactly one calendar month after Christmas (and a fine excuse to keep anything decorated with tartan or deer out in full view!)


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


    I think we should be baby Jude on the list


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,554 ✭✭✭ Sundew


    The Young Scientist of the Year is due to be announced today!
    This iconic competition is definitely part of the January calendar.

    https://btyoungscientist.com/


    Maybe the longest and shortest day of the year would be good for the list. You know the “ grand stretch in the evening” and “ evenings are pulling in” always pinpoint that we are either sliding towards Christmas or Summer


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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,693 ✭✭✭ DvB


    Just use the 2018 one as a benchmark, that was pretty good to be fair. Dont remember much missing from it. A few obvious changes like the football worls cup/Rugby WC etc. but it was essentially spot on.
    "I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year" - Charles Dickens




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


    Added Superbowl to the list as it's one of the first landmarks I associate on the road to the Christmas Bowl :P

    I've marked a few off too... does anyone know if the young scientist has taken place yet or Argos catalog launched yet?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,992 ✭✭✭ CheerLouth


    I think the Young Scientist was on in January - not sure about Argos


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


    Argos is out, no idea about young nerd scientist of the year. :pac:


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,693 ✭✭✭ DvB


    Valentines day can be crossed off now...

    in the words of F.Mercury "Another one bites the dust" :)
    "I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year" - Charles Dickens




  • Registered Users Posts: 5,718 ✭✭✭ TRS30


    DvB wrote: »
    Valentines day can be crossed off now...

    in the words of F.Mercury "Another one bites the dust" :)

    Roll on Paddys Days...........


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,065 ✭✭✭ otnomart


    Don't know if Christmas parties launch are part of the countdown,
    anyhoo:
    just saw on Linkedin that Aviva stadium have their "Shared Christmas Party Nights" confirmed.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,718 ✭✭✭ TRS30


    otnomart wrote: »
    Don't know if Christmas parties launch are part of the countdown,
    anyhoo:
    just saw on Linkedin that Aviva stadium have their "Shared Christmas Party Nights" confirmed.

    I could only imagine the reaction in work if I asked about the Christmas party!


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,693 ✭✭✭ DvB


    Pancake Tuesday & ash wednesday can be marked off now.
    "I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year" - Charles Dickens




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


    DvB wrote: »
    Pancake Tuesday & ash wednesday can be marked off now.

    Done and dusted :)

    We are moving.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,718 ✭✭✭ TRS30


    Loughc wrote: »
    Done and dusted :)

    We are moving.

    I say this every year however it really does feel like this year is flying by. April on the horizon already!!! Only seems like Christmas was a little while ago.


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


    Two more off the list, 6 nations and Patrick's Day have now both finished :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,718 ✭✭✭ TRS30


    Loughc wrote: »
    Two more off the list, 6 nations and Patrick's Day have now both finished :)

    Easter firmly in the headlights!


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


    Just over a week and a half and the clocks will be going forward to 'summer time!' :)

    I love the winter, but can't wait for the long bright summer evenings!!


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


    Posy wrote: »
    Just over a week and a half and the clocks will be going forward to 'summer time!' :)

    I love the winter, but can't wait for the long bright summer evenings!!

    It was so bright this morning too it was lovely!


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,718 ✭✭✭ TRS30


    TRS30 wrote: »
    Easter firmly in the headlights!

    My wife reminded me last night we have Mothers Day before Easter!


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,693 ✭✭✭ DvB


    Posy wrote: »
    Just over a week and a half and the clocks will be going forward to 'summer time!' :)

    I love the winter, but can't wait for the long bright summer evenings!!

    Is it this change when we 'stick' and clocks going backwards & forwards become a thing of the past?

    I must admit i love the 2 extremes, long winter nights around christmas & the long summer nights for getting out running, walking or playing with the kids, looking forward to the summer now, just hope its a decent one.
    "I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year" - Charles Dickens




  • Registered Users Posts: 5,718 ✭✭✭ TRS30


    DvB wrote: »
    Is it this change when we 'stick' and clocks going backwards & forwards become a thing of the past?

    I think it's 2020 or 2021 when it comes into effect and we get to choose with one to stick with. Not sure which one I would go for to be honest, probably summer time for more light in the evenings.


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


    Think the coming winter is the last 'winter' time - I thought it was summer time we were sticking with??


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,114 ✭✭✭ PhilOssophy


    Jesus I better get shopping.........


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