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13-01-2020, 13:18   #46
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Speaking of which - NYD is a Friday this year! So two full days off after

I much prefer how the Christmas schedule falls in 2020 myself

Sure won't feel it coming around again
Same!! The 2020 schedule falls very sweetly this year.
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I reckon the break will be shorter for me for Christmas 2020. The last 2 I've taken 2 full weeks off, but with our office likely to close on Weds 23rd and come back on Monday 4th I'll probably just go with that & have the little over a week off, unlss the school holidays throw a spanner into the works which they probably will. It'll mean I've more leave to take during the year though if I can.

I loved having 2 full weeks off for Christmas 2018 but for 2019 it felt a little dragged out, so having a shorter break may not be a bad thing, especially as we're planning a lower key one this time around.
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I reckon the break will be shorter for me for Christmas 2020. The last 2 I've taken 2 full weeks off, but with our office likely to close on Weds 23rd and come back on Monday 4th I'll probably just go with that & have the little over a week off, unlss the school holidays throw a spanner into the works which they probably will. It'll mean I've more leave to take during the year though if I can.

I loved having 2 full weeks off for Christmas 2018 but for 2019 it felt a little dragged out, so having a shorter break may not be a bad thing, especially as we're planning a lower key one this time around.
It will be interesting to see how the school holidays work this year.

I assume it'll be Wednesday 23rd December to Wednesday January 6th?
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It will be interesting to see how the school holidays work this year.

I assume it'll be Wednesday 23rd December to Wednesday January 6th?
I think it could be 21st Dec to Jan 4th
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Speaking of which - NYD is a Friday this year! So two full days off after

I much prefer how the Christmas schedule falls in 2020 myself

Sure won't feel it coming around again

Love the positivity of your post jr86!

Getting back to a post I made earlier, some European countries celebrate Christmas Day on the 7th of January so I can only assume they leave the decorations up for about a week after.

Also while doing research I learned that The Philippines celebrate Christmas the longest in the world, they start in September and go through till January so it's on for 3 months over there
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Heatons have reduced prices on all their Christmas trees across all stores. The trees look decent too.

Also Lidl have tubs of celebrations for €3 at the moment. €3.
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Just back from taking Elf2 to get his arm checked. He was such a brave little guy, when we got back I said he could have an hour ipad time. He's currently sitting on the sofa watching videos on youtube of kids opening their Christmas presents
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I finished my Christmas jigsaw Slightly later than normal this year but I didn't start it until about New Years Eve. If anyone likes a jigsaw, this year I bought a Gibson one & the quality was not as good as the Ravensburger ones. Pieces were easily damaged I found.
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I finished my Christmas jigsaw Slightly later than normal this year but I didn't start it until about New Years Eve. If anyone likes a jigsaw, this year I bought a Gibson one & the quality was not as good as the Ravensburger ones. Pieces were easily damaged I found.
Go you Cl. I find finishing a jigsaw, especially if difficult, gives a great sense of satisfaction.
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Went to the cinema last night and on the way home spotted a fully lit tree in a garden. It looked so pretty.
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I got two artificial Christmas trees from a Freecycle ad.

For nothing - previous owner had no room for them!

So I've had them both assembled, turning the living room into a dark forest for the last couple of days. Very moody, quite Narnia really.

Now I've just packed them up into the attic but thoroughly looking forward to using them both just 11 months from now!
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Excellent, Day Lewin!

Already looking forward to seeing pictures of them in all their glory.
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I got two artificial Christmas trees from a Freecycle ad.

For nothing - previous owner had no room for them!

So I've had them both assembled, turning the living room into a dark forest for the last couple of days. Very moody, quite Narnia really.

Now I've just packed them up into the attic but thoroughly looking forward to using them both just 11 months from now!
Where they brand new? What condition are they in?
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Went to see Jumanji today in the cinema. There was Christmas music at the start and the end of the movie. It was unexpected and well welcomed
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Went to see Jumanji today in the cinema. There was Christmas music at the start and the end of the movie. It was unexpected and well welcomed
Good movie that.
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