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24 signs Christmas is coming

Welcome one and all to day one of Haven’s amazing Advent calendar.
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We’re starting our advent calendar off with some of the sure fire signs the big guy in the red suit  is on his way…

1. Mum starts stock piling potatoes

Potatoes

(source makeameme.co.uk)

 

2. Watching out for the Coca Cola adverts

Coca Cola Advert

(source youtube.com)

 

3. It’s now appropriate to play Last Christmas on repeat

(source morethanthemusic.com)

(source morethanthemusic.com) How could you be so cruel!?!

4. Mum and Dad start talking about getting the chairs out of the attic to accommodate distant relatives and neighbours.

Or sometimes you just give up all together and hop ON the table! (source - billawrenceonline.com)

Or sometimes you just give up all together and hop ON the table! (source – billawrenceonline.com)

 

5. Everyone starts drinking and eating things they don’t actually like. Eggnog? Not for me thanks.

(source tstoaddicts.com) Sometimes enough is enough..

(source tstoaddicts.com) Sometimes enough is enough..

 

6.  You start receiving Christmas cards from people you’ve never heard of – thank-you very much Aunty Jill from Spain.

(Source inspiringpretty.com)

(Source inspiringpretty.com)

7. You start hunting around the house for hidden presents.

(source gamesradar.com) Indiana Jones and the Lost Presents

(source gamesradar.com) Indiana Jones and the Lost Presents

 

8. Make sure you’re careful  when your out shopping. It was just a mere passing comment about that jumper Mum but thank-you for it in every colour. 

What do you mean his 'n' hers aren't in fashion anymore!? (source bundlr.com)

What do you mean his ‘n’ hers aren’t in fashion anymore!? (source bundlr.com)

 

9. Argos catalogue becomes the Bible.

(source goodtoknow.co.uk)

(source goodtoknow.co.uk)

 

1o. Checking the weather forecast 10 times a day and turn into a child at even the smallest snowfall.

(source hahastop.com)

(source hahastop.com)

 

11. It’s that time of year when you sit at school hoping the lesson will be replaced with a Christmas DVD

'Come onnn, come onnn!' (source popsugar.com)

‘Come onnn, come onnn!’ (source popsugar.com)

 

12. It’s acceptable to wear sequins. Everyday.

Here's Cher showing us how rock sequins... (source - hercampus.com)

Here’s Cher showing us how rock sequins… (source – hercampus.com)

 

13. Irresistible urges to watch Christmas films everyday.

Who cares if you haven't moved for days and you've forgotten what trees look like - there is snow on the tele! (source gold.uktv.co.uk)

Who cares if you haven’t moved for days and you’ve forgotten what trees look like – there is snow on the tele! (source gold.uktv.co.uk)

 

14. Sounds of bells are no longer irritating. SANTA IS THAT YOU?????

(source hercampus.com)

(source hercampus.com)

 

15. Annual decision of which advent calendars to get and which sibling gets which  – as well as competition who gets the most Christmas cards.

(source tumblr.com)

(source tumblr.com)

 

16. The John Lewis advert becomes the only thing everyone you know ever talks about. Monty you are this year’s celeb. 

(source ITV.com)

(source ITV.com) Come on, admit it, who else had a little cry?

 

17. First you have the great debate on what day to put up the Christmas tree and then you spend hours every evening picking up  needles. But you love your tree more and more everyday anyway.

(source dig-do.com)

(source dig-do.com)

18. Chocolate for breakfast. When else is it acceptable?

or sweets or spaghetti or pizza. Whatever really it's CHRISTMASSSSS (source dietsinreview.com)

or sweets or spaghetti or pizza. Whatever really it’s CHRISTMASSSSS (source dietsinreview.com)

 

19.  You debate buying a different Christmas jumper for every day in December. Shall I go with the one with flashing lights or the never-annoying ‘jingle bell’ song one?

Is this too much? What am I saying at Christmas there is no such thing as TOO MUCH (source tumblr.com)

Is this too much? What am I saying at Christmas there is no such thing as TOO MUCH (source tumblr.com)

 

20. Starbucks red cups – what you’ve been waiting for all year.

(source packchannel.com)

(source packchannel.com)

 

21. Sudden overwhelming urges to get crafty and make homemade gifts even though you struggle drawing a stick man.

No just a necklace made out of spaghetti will be fine thanks.(source tumblr.com)

No just a necklace made out of spaghetti will be fine thanks.(source tumblr.com)

 

22. Painful festive puns (‘Santacular sale!’). You’ll fine none of those here. Okay we lied, there will be SACKS full.

(source ifunny.co.uk)

(source ifunny.co.uk)

 

23. Unquenchable cravings for mulled wine, gingerbread and mince pies. Every day.

We're not. We're really not. (source funny-pictures.picphotos.net)

We’re not. We’re really not. (source funny-pictures.picphotos.net)

 

24. Checking Santa Tracker every day to see where the bearded guy is at.

(Source -LiveJournal.co.uk)

(Source -LiveJournal.co.uk)

Do you fancy winning an amazing reindeer decoration that will instantly make you feel christmassy? Then come on and open our advent calendar’s door!

Have we missed any tell-tale signs or do you think we’ve jingle’d all the way to the top with this list of signs Santa is on his way? Let us know in the comments below!

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