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14 Signs You Can’t Wait Until Christmas

Christmas is everyone's favourite time of year, but yours more than most. To ensure your celebrations go without a hiccup, you can always shop with Visa.

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1. You train for your time on the festive ice rinks with the intensity of a Rocky montage.

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More specifically that one from Rocky IV. You know, because of all the snow.

2. You've been choreographing a Christmas show in your head since last Christmas.

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And your family will be involved whether they like it or not. (Hint: They will not.)

3. You’ve had your wrapping paper planned for months...

...and aren’t going to run to the shops on Christmas Eve to get some like your friends do.
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...and aren’t going to run to the shops on Christmas Eve to get some like your friends do.

4. You’ve started an e-petition to ensure all your favourite Christmas films are on television this year.

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Yep, even those weird ones with Tim Allen.

5. You’ve got two apps on your phone for counting down to Christmas.

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Actually, not just the big day, but all of the other big days around Christmas – These include, but are not limited to when you’ll be buying your turkey and when your mother-in-law will be within one mile of your immediate location.

6. You started meticulously planning your playlist of Christmas music in February.

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Admittedly, you would’ve started earlier but for a series of complaints from your neighbours.

7. You’ve started handwriting bespoke Yuletide messages for all of your close friends and relatives...

...and colleagues, ex-colleagues, the guy who delivers your post, and that woman in the shop who sometimes smiles at you. Generic "holiday greetings" templates are for suckers.
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...and colleagues, ex-colleagues, the guy who delivers your post, and that woman in the shop who sometimes smiles at you. Generic "holiday greetings" templates are for suckers.

8. You'll just sit on your own with a Christmas hat on and lament that it's not already here.

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Though you lament in secret, you lament so damn hard.

9. You've been upping your tolerance for cinnamon in preparation for all those holiday cakes.

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A bit like how spies immunise themselves from poison, only – you know – with festive spices.

10. You eat Christmas cake all year round.

You pretend it's because you had loads left over, but it's actually just because it's literally like eating a piece of Christmas whenever you want.
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You pretend it's because you had loads left over, but it's actually just because it's literally like eating a piece of Christmas whenever you want.

11. You're a supreme present-buyer and nail it every time.

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Some people think it's just your loving intuition, but you haven't the heart to tell them you've actually been taking notes all year and have their likes and dislikes in a spreadsheet...

12. And you leave your Christmas lights up way into the summer.

You're just squeezing those few last drops/months out of the holiday cheer – what's wrong with that?
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You're just squeezing those few last drops/months out of the holiday cheer – what's wrong with that?

13. You will fight for the right to unironically wear a light-up jumper.

You don't care what HR says; Christmas lights are a human right, damn it.
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You don't care what HR says; Christmas lights are a human right, damn it.

14. You sneak in extra Christmas movies right under people's noses.

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"Die Hard is most definitely NOT a Christmas movie. I have no idea what you mean..."

Now that Christmas is here, there's no time to waste. Shop online with Visa and you're covered – that's one more thing off your checklist.