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Christmas 2020 Checklist

  • 02-01-2020 2:49pm
    #1
    Registered Users Posts: 26,266 ✭✭✭✭ freshpopcorn


    New Years Day/First Day of the Decade
    Dancing with the Stars returns
    Little Christmas
    Young Scientist
    Argos Spring Summer catalogue
    Six Nations starts 1st February
    Superbowl
    General Election
    St Valentines Day
    Pancake Tuesday 25th February
    Ash Wednesday 26th February
    Leap Day
    300 days to go
    St Patrick's Day
    Mother's Day 22nd March
    Waffle Day- 25th March
    Clocks go forward 29th March
    Easter 12th April
    May Bank holiday
    June Bank Holiday
    Father's Day/Longest Day of the Year
    Argos Autumn/Winter catalogue
    August Bank Holiday
    Brown Thomas Christmas Shop
    Schools return
    Late Late Show returns
    Tubs of sweets arrive
    NFL Season starts
    Great British Bake Off
    100 days to go
    Strictly Come Dancing
    Smyth's and Boots catalogue
    Halloween HQ open stores
    Gift sets/Wrapping Paper/etc. begin to appear in shops
    Christmas Scratch Cards
    Christmas cakes/puddings are made
    Most selection box, biscuits, sweets etc. in stock
    Clocks go back 25th
    October Bank Holiday
    Halloween 31st October
    1st November
    Christmas coffee cups
    Christmas ads
    Christmas Coca Cola bottles and ads.
    Ice Skating rinks open
    Cities/Shopping centres turn on their lights
    Santa Grottos open
    Christmas FM launches
    Black Friday 27th Nov
    The Late Late Toy Show
    First Sunday of Advent/December 1st
    Party food, brandy butter, etc. in store
    RTÉ Christmas guide
    PDC World Championship starts
    Christmas hams arrive in Supermarkets
    Fresh Turkeys etc. in stock
    Shortest day of the year


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Comments

  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 21,351 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Loughc


    We are back already for 2020. I added the Superbowl in for all of our NFL fans :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,758 ✭✭✭ TRS30


    Thanks freshpopcorn.

    2 more can be ticked off, feels like we are up and running already. Need the positive vibes today!!


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,758 ✭✭✭ TRS30


    Loughc wrote: »
    We are back already for 2020. I added the Superbowl in for all of our NFL fans :)

    Think the Superbowl is before Valentines (2nd I think).


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 21,351 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Loughc


    TRS30 wrote: »
    Need the positive vibes today!!

    We're flying it, those 2 are marked off now, won't be long before they all will be. :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,266 ✭✭✭✭ freshpopcorn


    At least there's a few things in there to break up the months.
    You can also add in your own personal one's such as Birthdays.
    I'm not feeling to over whelmed with it at the moment.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,503 ✭✭✭ Jude13


    Loughc wrote: »
    We are back already for 2020. I added the Superbowl in for all of our NFL fans :)

    Madness to include the NFL and not the Melbourne Races, African Nations Cup, Americas Cup etc. as milestones to Christmas in Ireland. :p


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 21,351 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Loughc


    Jude13 wrote: »
    Madness to include the NFL and not the Melbourne Races, African Nations Cup, Americas Cup etc. as milestones to Christmas in Ireland. :p

    NFL has a pretty big following here in Ireland these days.

    Out of the above i'm only familiar with the African Nations Cup as it impacts the Liverpool squad each season :P


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,503 ✭✭✭ Jude13


    Im just kidding by the way I could have banged on about Wimbledon just as easy. I have a bug bear about plastic yanks as I have to converse with the high fiving, 5 shirt size to big wearing, americanism/hollering shouting, wanna be septics when I visit my cousin down the country. Big as in the mass of the viewers? I would say it's more a vocal minority.

    You havent heard of the America's cup! It's worth a read up on, more so past races as its now gone a bit mental.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,758 ✭✭✭ TRS30


    Loughc wrote: »
    Out of the above i'm only familiar with the African Nations Cup as it impacts the Liverpool squad each season :P

    Don't even think that can stop you guys this year!


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 21,351 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Loughc


    TRS30 wrote: »
    Don't even think that can stop you guys this year!

    No but World War 3 might... :eek:


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  • Registered Users Posts: 26,266 ✭✭✭✭ freshpopcorn


    We've a date for a general election!


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,758 ✭✭✭ TRS30


    We've a date for a general election!

    Nestled in between Superbowl and St. Valentines. The first of the three will most interest me!!


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,994 ✭✭✭ CheerLouth


    Did the Young Scientist happen last week or did I dream that?


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 21,351 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Loughc


    CheerLouth wrote: »
    Did the Young Scientist happen last week or did I dream that?

    Correct it's done and dusted so I will mark it off now :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,712 ✭✭✭ DvB


    We've a date for a general election!

    And thankfully itll be done and dusted in 3 weeks or so, less time to suffer pre election bullsh*t from them all.
    "I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year" - Charles Dickens




  • Registered Users Posts: 5,758 ✭✭✭ TRS30


    Is the Spring/Summer Argos catalogue out?

    Six nations and Superbowl this weekend so a few more off the list by next week.


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,266 ✭✭✭✭ freshpopcorn


    TRS30 wrote: »
    Is the Spring/Summer Argos catalogue out?

    It is in the UK!


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 26,595 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Posy


    It is here! :)

    New catalogues in the Ilac:

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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,712 ✭✭✭ DvB


    Superbowl & 6N started, 2 more to be marked off now...
    "I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year" - Charles Dickens




  • Registered Users Posts: 5,758 ✭✭✭ TRS30


    Feb is a busy month, 8 things will be done!


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  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 26,595 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Posy


    List updated. :)

    Do you think we should end the list on 21st December/Shortest Day, rather than 'School and work Christmas holidays begin?'

    Different people finish at different times, and a few people (like me!) don't generally finish up until Christmas Eve.

    I just think maybe 21st December is a less variable finale? :confused:


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 21,351 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Loughc


    Posy wrote: »
    List updated. :)

    Do you think we should end the list on 21st December/Shortest Day, rather than 'School and work Christmas holidays begin?'

    Different people finish at different times, and a few people (like me!) don't generally finish up until Christmas Eve.

    I just think maybe 21st December is a less variable finale? :confused:

    Yes I think the shortest day of the year is the best day to finish up the list on.


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 26,595 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Posy


    Woo, that means* we've already moved closer to Christmas! :)












    *May not literally mean that we are any closer to Christmas


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 26,595 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Posy


    TRS30 wrote: »
    Feb is a busy month, 8 things will be done!
    8 in February and only 4 in the slightly longer month, March!


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,712 ✭✭✭ DvB


    Posy wrote: »
    8 in February and only 4 in the slightly longer month, March!

    But a whole month closer to the most wonderful time of the year.

    Clocks going forward is a biggie though, love the extra daylight.
    "I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year" - Charles Dickens




  • Registered Users Posts: 5,758 ✭✭✭ TRS30


    Loughc wrote: »
    Yes I think the shortest day of the year is the best day to finish up the list on.

    Interesting fact (to nerds like me) that shortest day isn't always the 21st. It was the 22nd last year. Is due to stars, waves, earth rotation and big complex science stuff!


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 26,595 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Posy


    Oh, can't wait for that!

    Still hasn't been bright yet this year when I'm leaving work. That will be a biggie for me!


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,994 ✭✭✭ CheerLouth


    Yes bring on the bright evenings - I hate the feeling of going to work in the dark and coming home in the dark. Living in the country, it really shortens your day as you can't go for a walk on a dark night like you can in the town.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,758 ✭✭✭ TRS30


    Hope the Christmas party was good CL. Funnily my wife was out with some friends on Saturday and one of them was at her Christmas party Friday night as well. Don't think you work in the same place though (hint it would be useful for your current prediciment if you did!)


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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,712 ✭✭✭ DvB


    Posy wrote: »
    Oh, can't wait for that!

    Still hasn't been bright yet this year when I'm leaving work. That will be a biggie for me!

    Only been bright for me when leaving early on a Friday, every other day its still dark, but you can start seeing it getting brighter, wont be long before it is. Love the long summer evenings.
    "I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year" - Charles Dickens




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