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Old 06-19-2013, 01:29 PM
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I was listening to a Disney podcast, and during their news section it was reported that Disney World has announced the Christmas Party dates for 2013. So, even though I didn't exactly _see_ it, I'm counting it as the first sign of Christmas this year.
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I was listening to a Disney podcast, and during their news section it was reported that Disney World has announced the Christmas Party dates for 2013. So, even though I didn't exactly _see_ it, I'm counting it as the first sign of Christmas this year.

I actually have my tickets for Mickey's Christmas Party in hand so I guess that counts as a sign of Christmas. I hadn't thought of it until I read your post.
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I actually have my tickets for Mickey's Christmas Party in hand so I guess that counts as a sign of Christmas. I hadn't thought of it until I read your post.
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Not too many signs here yet, but I did notice a date was announced for one of this years Christmas light boat parades here on the island.
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I went into Walmart last night, and saw they were setting up a "Back to School" section, filling it up with all sorts of school supplies. I knew it wouldn't be long after the 4th of July when that would occur!

And yes, I consider that a "Sign" of Christmas coming soon: when school starts, it'll be full speed ahead till Christmas!

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I went to the university campus few days ago and I saw a big advertisement promoting Christmas Ball in 13th and 14th December. It was said that more details to come soon. At first, I thought it was strange because it's only July but later I realized how nice it actually was to see the very first sight of Christmas. :]
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I don't know where best to put this, but I noticed this oddity and figured I'd share:

McDonalds has started back up it's "Monopoly" Game! Usually that game starts in early to mid October and ends in early to mid November. What the heck is it doing coming out in July?!?

The return of the "Monopoly Game" in the Fall is one of my "signs of Christmas" approaching...it just feels out of place, that's all. Hasn't it been done in the Fall for the last several years? Did it ever come out in the summer previously?
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I don't know where best to put this, but I notice this oddity and figured I'd share:

McDonalds has started back up it's "Monopoly" Game! Usually that game starts in early to mid October and ends in early to mid November. What the heck is it doing coming out in July?!?

The return of the "Monopoly Game" in the Fall is one of my "signs of Christmas" approaching...it just feels out of place, that's all. Hasn't it been done in the Fall for the last several years? Did it ever come out in the summer previously?

Always thought it came out in August, but i could be wrong.


well here is an edit to what i said.....


This year the McDonald’s Monopoly game will be starting a whopping two months earlier than last year. This year’s game started on July 16th and will run until August 12th. I don’t know why they started the game so early but it likely messed up preparations for so many Monopoly fans. (The last few years, the game started in September)
As we’ve done every year, we go over the rules and regulations to put together this guide to winning the McDonald’s Monopoly game. As is the case every year, it depends mostly on luck but with our guide you can have a better informed gaming experience. As was the case last year, the prize pool is bigger with two Boardwalk pieces, and McDonald’s is more transparent with the odds by publishing the probability you get every piece (even the common ones).
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Originally Posted by XmasDreams View Post
Always thought it came out in August, but i could be wrong.


well here is an edit to what i said.....


This year the McDonald’s Monopoly game will be starting a whopping two months earlier than last year. This year’s game started on July 16th and will run until August 12th. I don’t know why they started the game so early but it likely messed up preparations for so many Monopoly fans. (The last few years, the game started in September)
As we’ve done every year, we go over the rules and regulations to put together this guide to winning the McDonald’s Monopoly game. As is the case every year, it depends mostly on luck but with our guide you can have a better informed gaming experience. As was the case last year, the prize pool is bigger with two Boardwalk pieces, and McDonald’s is more transparent with the odds by publishing the probability you get every piece (even the common ones).
What website was that from? And yes, in retrospect, I guess it usually starts in September (late September, I think), I guess I'm just use to playing the game throughout the whole month of October...I really think it ended in early November last year...and maybe in late October the year before that. So c'mon, let's face it, it's supposed to be a Fall activity!

And yes, it did take me by surprise, and I'm not prepared...I don't even have my fall decorations out yet!
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