When should the fes­tive hype get un­der­way?

Christ­mas trees in Novem­ber?

Ayrshire Post - - NEWS - Lochlin Highet

That time of year is here again... or is it?

Now we have just en­tered Novem­ber, Christ­mas trees are slowly creep­ing into the streets.

But is is too early to get the tin­sel out SEVEN weeks be­fore the man in the red suit comes down our chim­neys? We hit the streets of Ayr and got your views. Linda Watt, 51, of Troon, felt it was a bit soon. She said: “It’s far too early for Christ­mas to be com­ing in now.

“In all se­ri­ous­ness there should be a law against it be­ing cel­e­brated be­fore De­cem­ber.

“There are shops sell­ing Christ­mas cards in Au­gust - how is that al­right?”

And An­na­maria Rae, of Ayr, had sim­i­lar views.

She said: “I think it’s un­fair on chil­dren to have the hype as early as this.

“It should be cel­e­brated no ear­lier than four weeks be­fore - that is more than enough time.

“We should re­ally fo­cus on get­ting back to ba­sics.

Linda Mitchell, 66, of Ayr, said: “Of course it’s too early - and it’s cel­e­brated way too much.

“Gone are the days where you’d only get a sat­suma and some nuts in your stock­ing.”

But Caro­line Brown, who runs the Steven Brown Art shop on New­mar­ket Street, dis­agrees.

She said: “Com­mer­cially it’s not too early as a lot of plan­ning goes into th­ese things.

“But I’m tra­di­tional and I put my trees up 12 days be­fore un­til 12 days after.

“My mum and dad had this as tra­di­tion.”

We should re­ally fo­cus on get­ting back to ba­sics An­na­marie Rae

Linda Mitchell

Linda Watt

Caro­line Brown

An­na­marie Rae

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