First Christmas trees spotted in Edinburgh..in SEPTEMBER!

Is it too early for Christmas trees? Picture: TSPL
Is it too early for Christmas trees? Picture: TSPL
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There may be 108 days left until Santa visits, but already Christmas trees have been spotted around Edinburgh.

Facebook page Edinburgh Spotlight shared a snap of a fully decorated tree in the Haymarket area of the city earlier today, much to the dismay of Capital residents.


Commenting beneath the image, Pamela Harrison exclaimed: “What ??? Leave Christmas in DECEMBER please.”

Rosanna Zaccardelli added: “That is just wrong.”

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Jean Marie Gay wrote: “OMG!! There’s being organised/and getting ahead but jeez we’ve only just emerged from August!!”

But not all were unimpressed, Ewa Truszczyńska wrote: “Amazing foresight or laziness. Decorating a Christmas tree every year can be such a bore.”

It seems Christmas decorations have already begun to spring up around Edinburgh, with many social media users reporting signs of the festive season across the city.

Irene Grant said: “Ravelston House Hotel in Musselburgh had theirs up on 1 August - absolutely ridiculous.”

While Sarah Lewis wrote: “Tesco Hermiston Gait have got mince pies and Christmas cards in. ”

When do you think is an acceptable time to put up Christmas decorations, let us know in our readers’ poll above.

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