Christmas seems to come earlier and earlier every year. Whether it’s the endless repeat of yuletide songs in pubs and shopping centres, or the arrival of advent calendars in supermarkets in September, it’s just not okay.
But yesterday, it was Channel 5’s scheduling department who decided Christmas would come early this year. On 21st August, 126 whole days before the day itself, Channel 5 showed Christmas films… ALL afternoon.
The schedule went like so: Christmas Song, The Christmas Bunny, Lucky Christmas, Defending Santa. It lasted for SEVEN hours.
They announced this bizarre move with a tweet and the excuse: “Well it’s almost September…”