5 Reasons Why Today Is Officially The Start Of Christmas
The countdown begins today whether you're into it or not...
Halloween’s over, Guy Fawkes is done with, so now what. What on earth has anybody got to look forward to now?! What gimmick can we all buy into now that we’ve spent all our money on novelty pumpkins?
AH YES. Sorry to everyone who thought their purse strings were taking a breather until the January sales - you’re about to be hit with the sledgehammer of yuletide, when all your savings will go on buying your mother the same soap she’s been getting for the last five years.
Think we’re wrong? We’re not wrong. Christmas does not start on December the 1st, it starts today, and this is exactly why.
The John Lewis Advert Is Out
This year the annual sob/sick fest is being overlorded by a penguin with heartache and a child with an overactive imagination. Depending on your sensitivities, it’s adorable/eye-rollingly cringe, and will no doubt make you want to rush out the door to buy novelty socks and jumpers which leads us to…
The First Christmas Jumper Pop Up Store Is Popping Up
It was only a matter of time, wasn’t it? The capital, with its obsession with all things ‘pop up’ and ‘novelty’ is opening its first pop up Christmas jumper shop on Old Street. Hosted by vintage store, Beyond Retro, the store promises to provide “Vintage festive knitwear including everything from the cute and cuddly to the kitsch and ugly, Christmas classics to sparkly show-stoppers and Nordic pullovers to Nana-style knits.”
It’s Red Cup Time
Nah, not the beer ones (they’re allowed all year round). The red coffee cups that Starbucks bring out to commemorate the festive season, which this year will offer the following old faithfuls Gingerbread Latte, Eggnogg Latte (FTW!), Toffee Nut Latte, as well as a sweet tooth piece of naughtiness called a Honey and Almond Hot Chocolate.
Christmas Lights Are Being Turned On
The infamous London Christmas lights are mere days away from being switched on. Not only that but the regional tinsel-tassled turn-ons are imminent (if you've been wondering why Barry from Eastenders has been spotted multiple times in your local Marks and Spencer, that's why).
This Video Is Suddenly More Heartwarming Than It Is Creepy
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48 DAYS AND COUNTING Y'ALL
...Oh look. The memes have already started.