You know it’s the week before Christmas when…

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  • Christmas is officially here!

    We don’t mean to scare you but there are just a few sleeps left until the roast is cooked, the presents are opened and the prosecco is popped!

    Here are a few sure signs that Father Christmas is loading the sleigh up and the reindeers are dusting off their dancing hooves..

    Your house is covered in wrapping paper

    Last minute wrapping is taking place so a bag full of paper, ribbon and gift tags is a permanent fixture in the house right now.

    Christmas party season

    Everyone is off to the Christmas party and bringing out their favourite dresses only to be met with a lot of sore heads in the office the next morning.

    Your Turkey has been delivered

    If it’s not already here, it is on order. Either way, you know who is over for Christmas dinner and you have food shopping lists coming out of your ears.

    Christmas songs are everywhere

    Entire music channels are devoted to them, as are stores and restaurants, but Christmas music has officially come to town and taken over the charts.

    TV shows are finishing up

    X Factor has ended, the celebs have left the jungle and the Strictly King or Queen is due to be crowned shortly. What are we going to watch now?

    Bubble filled adverts

    Prosecco parties are on the rise and supermarkets are advertising last minute, deliciously tempting deals on Champagne and party nibbles.

    NYE plans are in play

    We hope you’ve made your NYE plans by now because with just two weeks to go everywhere is getting booked up!

    It’s too late for Christmas delivery

    Last minute shoppers are panic stricken when told it’s too late for Christmas delivery! To the dreaded shops you must go.

    Cards are covering every surface

    Window sills, ledges, tables and string are brimming with cards from long lost relatives wishing you a Merry Christmas.

    Santa’s Grotto is in full swing at the Christmas market

    Every town, shopping centre and tourist attraction has a village of Christmas market huts selling mulled wine, bratwurst and personalised baubles.

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