Is it Christmas Already?

NathalieM By NathalieM, 30th Aug 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
Posted in Wikinut>Humour>Off Beat

A brief insight into how Christmas came about and what the most common gifts have been over the years - in addition to what they might be in the future...

It's Always Just Around The Corner

As unfathomable as it is to us, retailers started thinking about Christmas 2013 seemingly before we had even digested our Christmas puddings! And as sad as it is to say, even before Autumn kicks in (regardless of the jumpers I have already had to bring out) Christmas is upon us.

Who Started It?

Of course there seems to be a bit of retail competition in the run up to Christmas, this year however, Hamleys won by announcing their predictions on 27th June. This was just under six months early, beating their record of last year when they announced 2012’s predictions on the 28th June. The record is, however, held by Tesco, who in 2011 announced their predictions on 6th June. This means that our main retailers must have been thinking about their next Christmas presents, before they had even opened their current ones!

What have they said?

For those of us out of the loop, their forward thinking is vital to choosing the best gifts for your loved ones. It would seem that the trends for this year’s Christmas are dominated by pets for Hamleys, especially the Furby, due to a look back to the fads of the nineties. Apparently these retro toys will be revived by modern day technology, enabling them to link with iPods and iPads, and already we are seeing apps designed to translate what they are saying!

If this is all too much for you, there is no reason not to stick to what you know; Christmas gadgets are still just as impressive, and fun! Or you can always go for the safety of Barbie dolls or remote controlled toys if you are not sure. Then there is always the cosy winter knits, suitable for everyone in the family

If this is all too much for you, there is no reason not to stick to what you know; Christmas gadgets are still just as impressive, and fun! Or you can always go for the safety of Barbie dolls or remote controlled toys if you are not sure. Then there is always the cosy winter knits, suitable for everyone in the family.

Even the tree is covered!

Not only have our stocking fillers been predicted for December, the high street have planned what we will use to decorate with in our festivities this year. Despite all catering for the obvious traditional tree, baubles and tinsel, Selfridges have had an inkling that neon and dip-dye will feature highly in our 2013 decorations. Other themes for styling your Christmas decorations this year include the Alice in Wonderland trend first seen last year, and maybe even Harry Potter grottos! The slim lined tree is tipped to make another appearance this year for a more chic Christmas effect; it also allows decorators to display multiple trees around the home, instead of having one mass festive area.


Whatever your Christmas preference, be it mince pie flavoured popcorn or your traditional roast turkey dinner, we still have plenty of time to start feeling festive so I wouldn’t worry what the shops are doing just yet. Maybe first concentrate on getting into autumn first!

Thanks for reading, make sure you check out the rest of my work on WikiNut especially "The Battle Between Home Insurance And Annual Flooding".

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Christmas, Holidays, Humor, Humour, Presents, Xmas

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Hello! I'm Nathalie and I love writing about what makes my world tick! Fashion, weddings, interior design, health, property..You name it, I will write about it!

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