Should we give Xmas the heave ho, ho, ho?
Not thinking about it yet Too early for me Already started Think about it later Is it too early to start the festive cheer?
John Muir George Wyllie David Cochrane Catherine Green with greatgranddaughter Katie
It’s that time of year again. With bonfire night behind us and the cold weather creeping in, festive songs are on the radio and chocolate yule logs are back on the menu – but is it too early?
We took to the streets in Wishaw to ask people when they start their Christmas shopping.
George Wyllie, from Wishaw, said: “Maybe there are folk who get started at this time but it’s much too early for us.
“We haven’t even started with the present shopping yet.”
Catherine Green, who was out shopping with great-granddaughter Katie, said: “I usually think all the Christmas stuff at this time of year is a bit
Christmas seems to come earlier and earlier every year so we try to keep up
too much. At the end of the month I’ll start to have a think about it.”
John Muir from Netherton said: “All my family are in New York and all their birthdays are in November so I’ve only just sorted all of that out.
“I’m just back home so I’m not thinking about December yet.”
However, not everyone agreed that it was too early to get organised for the festive season.
David Cochrane from Motherwell said: “We’ve already started.
“Christmas seems to come earlier and earlier every year so we try to keep up.
“All the cards are done and some of the presents are sorted.
“It’s probably because the TV is rubbish so we’ve got organised instead.”