When should the festive hype get underway?
Christmas trees in November?
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