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Does Christmas start when the Coca Cola advert airs?

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Alex_Alumni
Alex_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,561 Disability Gamechanger
edited August 2023 in Coffee lounge

There are so many Christmas adverts, but as soon as I hear “holidays are coming”, it’s Christmas! Does anyone else feel the same way?

Is there something else that comes around and you instantly say, “it’s now Christmas”? 


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  • Steve_in_The_City
    Steve_in_The_City Scope Member Posts: 627 Pioneering
    edited December 2022
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    For me it's when I have done the last of the Xmas shopping, usually a few days before Xmas Eve and early, before the shops get packed. After shopping I have a drink in a pub before the rush starts, and I think it is time to relax. Xmas starts here.
  • Alex_Alumni
    Alex_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,561 Disability Gamechanger
    edited December 2022
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    That sounds very nice @Steve_in_The_City and certainly organised.

    It can be a real struggle sometimes to feel ready and relaxed enough before Christmas starts, but giving yourself that time is a positive thing to do :) 

    I know in my parent's house, Christmas starts once that advert hits our screens, so I guess I'm biased!
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  • leeCal
    leeCal Community member Posts: 7,550 Disability Gamechanger
    edited December 2022
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    I know it’s christmas time when I hear two songs, one is BIng Crosby’s White Christmas and the other is Two Thousand miles by the Pretenders.

    “This is my simple religion. No need for temples. No need for complicated philosophy. Your own mind, your own heart is the temple. Your philosophy is simple kindness.” 
    ― Dalai Lama XIV

  • Hannah_Alumni
    Hannah_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,912 Disability Gamechanger
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    I'm now going to have "Holidays are coming" stuck in my head. But I definitely feel it's ok to start being more openly Christmassy when I know that advert has aired :D
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  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
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    Love the cola truck I went to see it when it came to our town 

    For me it all starts when I've watched miracle on 34th Street 
  • Grinchy
    Grinchy Community member Posts: 1,930 Disability Gamechanger
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    For me watching the holidays are coming advert is a family event, we wait till we all see it together, me my wife and our son, this year he is home for christmas, which is another blessing
  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,982 Disability Gamechanger
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    Did you love it when it came to your town too @janer1967? I have seen Miracle on 34th Street on the TV guide this evening! :)

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  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,982 Disability Gamechanger
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    How magical that you have certain things you watch as a family @Grinchy, especially at Christmas time! Hope you enjoy your son being home for Christmas :)

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  • durhamjaide2001
    durhamjaide2001 Community Co-Production Group, Scope Member Posts: 11,193 Disability Gamechanger
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    For me it's having my first mince pie 
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