The Oxford Street Christmas lights have caused a stir already this year – after being put up more than 80 days before Christmas.
The lights caused a flurry on social media, with a mixed reaction from people about the timing of their installation.
For many it was just a bit too early. Scott Bryan pointed out the date, tweeting: “Oxford Street is once again putting up their Christmas lights. It’s October 3rd.”, while Justin Cash said: “Christmas lights already? Really Oxford Street?”
Oxford Street is once again putting up their Christmas lights.
It’s October 3rd.
— Scott Bryan (@scottygb) October 3, 2017
Christmas lights already? Really Oxford Street? pic.twitter.com/HZxXaEos9h
— Justin Cash (@Justin_Cash_1) October 5, 2017
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— Alice Dobson (@alicedobson) October 5, 2017
The Christmas lights are going up on Oxford Street. It's 6th October. pic.twitter.com/RaNq7Gqs1j
— Chuck Thomas (@chuckthomasuk) October 5, 2017
But others were more positive, expressing excitement at the impending arrival of the festive season.
Rachel McVay said: “The Christmas lights are up on Oxford Street and I just squealed on my own in delight”, while Antonio Cimmino said: “Christmas lights are the only thing that make me love walking in Oxford Street…So please people stop complaining and be romantic sometimes”
Christmas lights are the only thing that make me love walking in Oxford Street…So please people stop complaining and be romantic sometimes
— Antonio Cimmino (@cimmino_a) October 6, 2017
The Christmas lights are up on Oxford Street and I just squealed on my own in delight
— Rachel McVay (@kittydevine123) October 6, 2017
This is not a drill, it’s October 2nd and they have started putting up the Oxford Street Christmas lights. My absolute fave time of year!
— Em (@emzyb_) October 2, 2017
The lights are due to be turned on November 7th.
(Top picture: PA)