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Easter eggs appear in the shops just after Christmas. So does Easter start then?

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Well Christmass, as its correctly spelt name implies, does not start officially until the first Mass of Christmass, but then lasts until Candlemass on the 2nd February, so there is no need to take down Christmass decorations until then!

Easter officially starts an noon on Easter Saturday, 20th April and lasts until Pentecost on the 9th June.
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Just wait, DFS sales will start shortly
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Start I thought they never stopped!

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Never shop in Asda because they play music all the time, are you saying Tesco is doing it now in the lead up to Xmas? (Rarely shop there either, to be fair!)
Yes, they even had the village band playing the same yesterday....Alas its only a mile away, and very convenient...
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Village band isn’t so bad surely it’s the rest of the crap being played far too early that I object too. Much as I like ‘Fairytale of New York’ I’d prefer to hear it first around the 20th!
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Start I thought they never stopped!
'Must end Sunday', apparently!

I'm showing my age now, but Boxing Day was always the start of furniture and holiday sales.
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It seems to be totally unavoidable for American 'speak' to take hold over here, so how long will it be before 'Happy Christmas' is rebranded 'Happy Holidays'?
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Do they call their Christmas trees ‘holiday trees’?
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Yes, they even had the village band playing the same yesterday...….Alas its only a mile away, and very convenient...

We had the Christmas lights switch-on, Father Christmas' arrival and the Silver Band on Saturday (December 1st). That was barely 200 yards away, and I didn't go .

There was Christmas music (sic) playing in the Co-op too. Bah Humbug .
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It seems to be totally unavoidable for American 'speak' to take hold over here, so how long will it be before 'Happy Christmas' is rebranded 'Happy Holidays'?
Newcastle City Council went through a spell of 'Happy Holidays' but thankfully were told by the locals that their attempts at political correctness were seriously misjudged.
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Was it Birmingham City Council that wanted to celebrate "Winterval"? They were seriously derided!
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Was it Birmingham City Council that wanted to celebrate "Winterval"? They were seriously derided!
And what is wrong with "Humbugtide"?

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Re: Doing the sums

I was asked to take some shots of our village lights switch-on on Sunday for the next issue of our monthly magazine, and this is what I came up with (mix of Oly and Sony images):

https://www.microcontrast.com/new-bl...on-in-shelford

Miserable old bu@@ers needn't bother, of course
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I was asked to take some shots of our village lights switch-on on Sunday for the next issue of our monthly magazine, and this is what I came up with (mix of Oly and Sony images):

https://www.microcontrast.com/new-bl...on-in-shelford

Miserable old bu@@ers needn't bother, of course
Nice coverage but you missed out the humbug stall

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Re: Doing the sums

Surely we must say other (hum)bugs are also available?

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