Word on the Street: Are we festive too early?

Pick up those stocking fillers at one of these great markets. Picture: GETTY IMAGES/INGRAM PUBLISHIN

Pick up those stocking fillers at one of these great markets. Picture: GETTY IMAGES/INGRAM PUBLISHING - Credit: Getty Images/Ingram Publishing

The Christmas countdown has begun, there are only 34 sleeps to go - but are we festive too soon? We asked people in Ipswich what they thought.

Christmas lights in East Anglia get switched on in the middle of November - this is then followed by Christmas markets and Christmas adverts.

• Read more: Find out when the Christmas lights are getting switched on in your town

But when is too early to spread some festive cheer?

Communities across the UK are divided about when it is appropriate to start playing Christmas songs, with some suggesting festive favourites should be heard once Bonfire Night is over.

Others disagree, and believe the closer to the big day, the better.


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We want to know what our readers think – when do you start celebrating Christmas in your household?

Tell us what you think by taking part in our poll here.

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