21 Things All Brits Experience In The Run-Up To Christmas
Time to start stocking up on festive bleach.
You get the sudden urge to start circling products in an Argos catalogue.
Supermarkets start stocking up on questionable festive items.
And try to tempt you with dangerously high walls of Celebrations and Quality Street.
Michael Bublé awakens from hibernation.
The entire nation sobs over a new John Lewis advert.
You get that old Toys "R" Us jingle stuck in your head, even though you don't exactly know the lyrics.
You start practising excuses for your potential behaviour during the upcoming Christmas parties.
The streets start getting lined with underwhelming Christmas lights.
With switch-on events being hosted by nostalgic celebrities.
A work colleague goes all out and puts a bit of tinsel on their desk.
Channels test the festive waters with a semi-Christmas movie like Home Alone.
Posters for curious pantomime lineups start popping up.
You start listening to "All I Want for Christmas" on a permanent, never-ending loop.
You get your first Christmas card from a guy named Nigel or Keith or something.
Mince pies seem like something that would taste nice.
Shops suddenly have an excess of turkey and stuffing, so start rolling out their Christmas sandwich range.
Gaudy knitwear just feels acceptable.
Everyone starts getting anxious over the possibility of snow.
You buy a copy of the Radio Times TV guide even though it's not really needed these days.
Panic sets in over the fact that you've not started your Christmas shopping yet.
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