12 - first sighting of the Famous Grouse and Coca Cola adverts.
11 - supermarkets stocking up with Christmas stuff in September.
10 - the annual debate on who is going to host the Crazie Christmas party.
9 - The days get dark and the weather grows cold...but it is still raining.
8 - we have to issue the traditional health and safety notice at work about decorations.
7 - we gather courage for the impending viewing of the Great Escape and The Santa Claus(e).
6 - everyone collects Christmas catalogues from shops they don't usually use.
5 - half the supermarket freezers are full of turkeys and shelves are empty of bread.
4 - the pile of presents gets bigger in relation to the shrinking of my finances.
3 - I wander the shops looking for the perfect cards for my parents.
2 - I panic...not knowing what to get MB.
1 - The nagging feeling that once this is all over, it's only 12 months until we do it again!