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Saw this on facebook. Had to share with you guys. So which are you?

I'm Théoden although my reaction is probably a bit more like this:





Earliest sighting this year was in September when Christmas mince pies started to appear in the supermarket. OK yeah, mince pies can be eaten all year around. But not when the packaging has changed from the non-Christmas packaging to the Christmas packaging. In September. I can't.
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Saw this on facebook. Had to share with you guys. So which are you?

I'm Théoden although my reaction is probably a bit more like this:





Earliest sighting this year was in September when Christmas mince pies started to appear in the supermarket. OK yeah, mince pies can be eaten all year around. But not when the packaging has changed from the non-Christmas packaging to the Christmas packaging. In September. I can't.

 
I saw this on Tumblr earlier. I'm DEFINITELY a Théoden when it comes to this XD
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Saw this on facebook. Had to share with you guys. So which are you?


Probably a combination of Snape and that child in the GIFs you posted.

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Earliest sighting this year was in September when Christmas mince pies started to appear in the supermarket. OK yeah, mince pies can be eaten all year around. But not when the packaging has changed from the non-Christmas packaging to the Christmas packaging. In September. I can't.

 
What exactly is the shelf life on those things?  I would hope that they aren't stocking up now for Christmas Day itself.


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Saw this on facebook. Had to share with you guys. So which are you?

I'm Théoden although my reaction is probably a bit more like this:





Earliest sighting this year was in September when Christmas mince pies started to appear in the supermarket. OK yeah, mince pies can be eaten all year around. But not when the packaging has changed from the non-Christmas packaging to the Christmas packaging. In September. I can't.

This is easy - I simply refuse to acknowledge Christmas until December. And then I thoroughly enjoy myself - but not until then. (Actually, not until I hear 'Fairytale of New York', either on the radio or out in public. Seasonal divination through Christmas music.) I'm in denial right now, to the extent of leaving a couple of shops because the bloody music is not acceptable in November - it's still autumn!
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I try to avoid shops until the third week of November so I can be more like Buddy. But if it's before the third week of November, I'm definitely Theoden.
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Saw this on facebook. Had to share with you guys. So which are you?

I'm Théoden although my reaction is probably a bit more like this:





Earliest sighting this year was in September when Christmas mince pies started to appear in the supermarket. OK yeah, mince pies can be eaten all year around. But not when the packaging has changed from the non-Christmas packaging to the Christmas packaging. In September. I can't.

I'm definitely a mix between Théoden and Kim. My birthday is 5 December, so I look forward to that starting (American) Thanksgiving. THEN AND ONLY THEN will I look forward to Christmas.
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But if it's before the third week of November, I'm definitely Theoden.

Same here, although I'm particularly Theoden when I see Christmas stuff in stores in September and October.
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Saw this on facebook. Had to share with you guys. So which are you?

I'm Théoden although my reaction is probably a bit more like this:


 
Until December I am definitely Theoden/ Snape. I cannot cope with Christmas stuff before then.
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I try to avoid shops until the third week of November so I can be more like Buddy. But if it's before the third week of November, I'm definitely Theoden.


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I try to avoid shops until the third week of November so I can be more like Buddy. But if it's before the third week of November, I'm definitely Theoden.

 
I wish I could do this but with working in retail, the only way to hold back my sanity is to hold off putting in the Christmas music CD until right before my district manager comes to visit. *sad face* WHY ARE THERE 20 DIFFERENT VARIATIONS OF WHITE CHIRSTMAS ON A SINGLE CD?! *looks around* Sorry about that, I thought I had contained that to just my head.

Also, with nearly a week less of shopping time, I'm already dealing with batshit nuts and death threats...I work at a shoe store. Chances are I'll be more like Buddy after new years when people start to calm the fuck down and I'll be able to see my family.

Here's to next year!

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I wish I could do this but with working in retail, the only way to hold back my sanity is to hold off putting in the Christmas music CD until right before my district manager comes to visit. *sad face* WHY ARE THERE 20 DIFFERENT VARIATIONS OF WHITE CHIRSTMAS ON A SINGLE CD?! *looks around* Sorry about that, I thought I had contained that to just my head.

Also, with nearly a week less of shopping time, I'm already dealing with batshit nuts and death threats...I work at a shoe store. Chances are I'll be more like Buddy after new years when people start to calm the fuck down and I'll be able to see my family.

Here's to next year!

Can I just say from over here in the electronics store, THANK YOU. People are absolutely batshit. It's ruined the holidays for me.
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Saw this on facebook. Had to share with you guys. So which are you?

I'm Théoden although my reaction is probably a bit more like this:





Earliest sighting this year was in September when Christmas mince pies started to appear in the supermarket. OK yeah, mince pies can be eaten all year around. But not when the packaging has changed from the non-Christmas packaging to the Christmas packaging. In September. I can't.

 
I'm definitely Theoden/ Snape (even my own mother) especially around September/October when there's Christmas decorations mixed with Halloween. Dude....seriously?! I no longer have that Christmas-y feeling anymore. I don't care if people want to shop super early, it RUINS the mood of the holidays.

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I'm definitely Theoden/ Snape (even my own mother) especially around September/October when there's Christmas decorations mixed with Halloween. Dude....seriously?! I no longer have that Christmas-y feeling anymore. I don't care if people want to shop super early, it RUINS the mood of the holidays.

 
I start out as Elf but by the time Christmas comes around Im more like Scrooge.

I spent the whole day shopping today. Im doing this thing for charity. You get a list of things that an unfortunate kid wants for Christmas and you either buy them everything on their list or a few things.  I took two lists and ended buying everything on both list. It has never felt so awesome to shop.

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Saw this on facebook. Had to share with you guys. So which are you?

I'm Théoden although my reaction is probably a bit more like this:





Earliest sighting this year was in September when Christmas mince pies started to appear in the supermarket. OK yeah, mince pies can be eaten all year around. But not when the packaging has changed from the non-Christmas packaging to the Christmas packaging. In September. I can't.


Well, September-October-Early November my reaction to Christmas paraphernalia in the stores is:
 


But come roughly about this time (ie. weekend before Thanksgiving week) I start to be more in the spirit. On the day after Thanksgiving I immediately turn into a Christmas elf on crack and the "Holiday Music" channel on my television is on 24/7 until some time after the New Year, due to my firm belief that Christmas music is the greatest musical genre ever devised.

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Well, September-October-Early November my reaction to Christmas paraphernalia in the stores is:
 


But come roughly about this time (ie. weekend before Thanksgiving week) I start to be more in the spirit. On the day after Thanksgiving I immediately turn into a Christmas elf on crack and the "Holiday Music" channel on my television is on 24/7 until some time after the New Year, due to my firm belief that Christmas music is the greatest musical genre ever devised.

 
I worked retail, I am feeling that right along with all of you still dealing with any kind of customer right now. I am a Theodan until my husband starts decorating ( which I refuse to let him do until December:p ) and then my kitties attacking ornaments and garland will let me deal with all the intensified stupid that is people during the holidays
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