Advent calendars

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  1. crazyg

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    Whenever I see the Xmas crap coming in, I always ask the for the aisle number for Easter Eggs. One girl actually said that they were in the back!
     
  2. Trevor Morley's Tache

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    Never mind the 12 days of Christmas; more like 12 weeks. It'll be 6 months soon enough, and before you know it it will be like Whoville.
     
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  3. Dave Ewing's Back 'eader

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    I'm waiting for Smiths to start flogging 2020 family calendars so I can start colouring in which weekends we are at home so Mrs Ewing doesn't book any stuff that drags me away!
     
  4. Uncle Wally One Ball

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    I was in Matalan earlier and they were putting out Christmas stuff. Fuck off. Its early September.
     
  5. RibboCop

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    You can get minced diced or turkey steaks all year round in tescos Stalybridge
     
  6. sir baconface

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    Xmas? Pfft.

    When are the LFC Premier League Champions 2019/20 shirts on sale?
     
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  7. idahoblues

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  8. dobingsdobber

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    I've got a Jehovas Witness one,every time you open a door a voice shouts feck off.
     
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  9. FCBarca

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    Waaaay too early but fortunately I need a reminder this soon to prep myself to snag a couple of Haribo calendars for the kids - they always quickly sell out here
     
  10. Zubrman

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    I used to be a buyer for a large cash and carry.

    In February I would go to the NEC in Birmingham for a couple of days and walk around the various halls, looking at the Christmas crap that the suppliers were trying to sell. I would hand out my business card to those that interested me.

    In March these suppliers' reps would be phoning me to make an appointment.

    During April they would turn up and we would negotiate deals and I would place orders.

    From June the deliveries would start arriving, (not payable until November in most cases.)

    We would start selling the stuff to the retailers in September. October was peak sales and we started discounting the remaining stock before November kicked in.

    When people came up to me during December and asked, "Are you looking forward to Christmas?" it took a lot of restraint to stop myself punching them in the face.

    Fucking hate Christmas.
     
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