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?

Wishaw Press - - FRONT PAGE - Tara Fitz­patrick

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.”

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