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13 signs that Christmas has begun in Ireland

Christmas Day is exactly four weeks away.

FOUR WEEKS FROM now, you’ll have had your Christmas dinner, probably some turkey sandwiches, and God knows how many roses.

That’s right, it’s that soon.  But does that mean that Christmas has officially begun?

Let’s check the list.

Larry Gogan has played a Christmas song on the radio


Source: Twitter/2fm

You’ve had your first mince pie

Home made mince pies

Source: nicksarebi

The Christmas lights are up in your town or village

Xmas House 01

Source: jaqian

Your mam has fed several bottles of whiskey into the Christmas cake


Source: BBC Good Food

The decorations are down from the attic

Opening the box

Source: nightthree

The Christmas jumpers have already sold out of Penneys


Source: Twitter/imjennielittle

There is an open tin of roses and/or Quality Street in the office

A Roses by any other name

Source: tompagenet

You’ve something on every weekend between now and January

December 21st....

Source: ClawzCTR

You’ve started playing ‘count the Christmas trees’ with the kids in the car

Tree in the window

Source: Valerie Everett

You’ve already made arrangements to meet  your emigrant friends

Web ADM Christmas Karaoke Party - 2007

Source: Ben30

Your mother has already asked you what you want for Christmas several times


You’ve bought a Christmas present or felt guilty about not having bought a Christmas present

Christmas presents

Source: Hades2k

Someone in your family has already suggested you ‘do a Kris Kindle this year’


Source: Shutterstock

How did you get on? Has Christmas begun for you or are you still in full on humbug mode?

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