thread: How prepared are you for Xmas?

  1. #19
    Life Member. Every Australian needs a Farmer.

    Dec 2005
    In Bankworld with Barbara
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    I'm organised, but I haven't done anything for Christmas yet - I just prefer to leave it until later. We simply do not have the space to store extra food for too long and it's a PITA to hide presents so I just leave it. I actually really like shopping in the last week or so before Christmas, it's probably the one time of the year you can shop and people seem happy kwim?


  2. #20
    Registered User

    Oct 2009
    Bonbeach, Melbourne
    7,177

    How prepared are you for Xmas?

    Absolutely nothing

  3. #21
    Life Member. Every Australian needs a Farmer.

    Dec 2005
    In Bankworld with Barbara
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    You've got bigger fish to fry between now and then PZ

  4. #22
    Moderator

    Dec 2007
    Hork-Bajir Valley
    5,722

    this year, I like to think i am organised. I have most of the pressies bought, and those that aren't I know what I am getting them.
    But we actually dont know where we are spending xmas this year...waiting on my brother to get his roster to know if/how far he can travel. Im hoping to be away so I dont actually have to cook etc.. beacuse I wouldn't have a clue where to start!

  5. #23
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    Dec 2006
    In my own private paradise
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    I actually really like shopping in the last week or so before Christmas, it's probably the one time of the year you can shop and people seem happy kwim?
    I wanna shop where you shop! The pre Christmas grumps seem to have kicked in for heaps of people already down here! We had a massive shop yesterday. We're waiting on the checkout and one beside us opened. We were next but I said to the older couple behind us to jump in ahead of us. Both our checkout operator and the one that opened, plus the older couple we ushered through said it was very unusual for anyone to let others in at this time of year. And it gets worse the closer it gets to Christmas. Car park rage, lack of common courtesy. It's depressing really! Give me smiling people and I might not loathe shopping so much lol

  6. #24

    Mar 2004
    Sparta
    12,662

    People around here seem to get a bit hysterical around Christmas too although they're not as agro as people in Westfield Parramatta. That place is utterly horrid in the week before Christmas. In the little town by the sea that we escape to everyone seems really happy so I suspect that in the less crowded places people are happier shopping in the lead up to Christmas.
    Last edited by Phteven; November 25th, 2012 at 06:20 PM. : spelling

  7. #25
    BellyBelly Member

    Nov 2007
    Off with the fairies.
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    I'm a little bit organised with my kids' presents this year and have a few ideas for other presents for people. No tree up or anything though or baking. I've been searching around for things to make for christmas parties, etc and really looking forward to all the baking.

  8. #26
    BellyBelly Life Subscriber

    Jan 2006
    by the beach,NSW
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    Don't have to worry about food as we're away this year.

    Presents mostly all bought and wrapped. Only two that aren't organised, one of which is persuading DH what we are going to get DD, the other is BIL, but my sis has been away for work for 4 months (3 weeks to go) and has been flat out so not available to discuss. Think he will be easy though.

    Tree will go up next weekend.

  9. #27
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    Jun 2010
    Brisbane - where it is never like it should be.
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    Re: How prepared are you for Xmas?

    all done for the kids but adults are a different story. I know what to get sis Its just where to get it and Dh no idea.as usual.

    the grumps have set in up here too.

  10. #28
    BellyBelly Member

    Jan 2007
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    Done nada - about to start a few shopping lists but not too worried, will get done like it always does at the last minute!

  11. #29
    Registered User

    Nov 2012
    9

    How prepared are you for Xmas?

    Nothing done yet... It's the last thing on my mind considering I'm due with my first child on Christmas Day

  12. #30
    BellyBelly Member

    Mar 2006
    7,046

    How prepared are you for Xmas?

    I hear you shazza! I'm due on the 27th and if I didn't already have an almost 6 year old, Christmas would be on ice this year!

  13. #31
    Registered User

    Nov 2012
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    How prepared are you for Xmas?

    Lucky for me I have a wonderful older brother who is organising Christmas lunch for the family at my place so I can be comfortable.

    I'm sure I'll become more organised when I finish work at the end of this week.

  14. #32
    BellyBelly Member

    Jan 2009
    In my own little fantasy world
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    I haven't done much. I've written a list for what needs to be done. We've put the tree up already because the kids wanted it up. I've bought a couple of presents for my niece & nephews but only because I also had to get my niece's birthday present which has to be sent in the next couple of days so I got the xmas presents as well to save on postage.

  15. #33

    May 2008
    Melbourne, Vic
    8,631

    How prepared are you for Xmas?

    Have picked up a few presents for the kids. That is all.

    Feeling a bit stressed now...

  16. #34
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    Feb 2012
    Melbourne , Victoria
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    How prepared are you for Xmas?

    So who's shopping online or buying from a shop??

  17. #35
    BellyBelly Member

    Mar 2006
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    How prepared are you for Xmas?

    Most of mine is store shopping. My Dad is the exception as his isn't available in the shops (he wants 1920's photos).

  18. #36
    BellyBelly Member

    Jan 2007
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    I always think I will be organised enough to do online but then leave it too late, probably because I secretly love taking my time one day near Christmas with my list and strolling around humming carols while I shop!

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