But that's not it - we'd like The Silver Bauble to be a reflection of you all, so we'd love you to send in any articles for us to publish as part of future Baubles. They can be thoughts about Christmas past, present and future, your reviews of your favourite Christmas movies, albums and songs (including those obscure ones you think people would love discovering), and anything else that reflects what you love about this time of year.
Ping us if you'd like to write something and we can give you some guidance over things such as length and content, and we hope to see your work in a future newsletter!
We've added three new features to the website, the first of which is the third issue of The Silver Bauble newsletter! In it you'll see what Linus thinks of the current John Lewis ad rumours, a quick Christmas In July round-up and a movie review.
The Silver Bauble #3 - 16/9/18
First draft of The Silver Bauble #3 completed - it's back for Sunday's Run-Up relaunch!
So what do you make of our Silver Baubles? Next issue due by the end of the month!
The second issue of The Silver Bauble is now out! In it you'll find out why we love July so much (and it's not just because of the Christmas In July trade shows), plus focus on the highlights of the recent press shows, as well as a movie review. We're still finding our rhythm, but we think you'll like it. Tell us what you think of it!
The Silver Bauble #2 - 15/7/18
It's the first issue of our new newsletter! "The Silver Bauble" will come out intermittently to begin with as we find its natural rhythm, but don't be surprised to see it become weekly later on in the year. In this issue, we tell you why we created Christmas UK.
The Silver Bauble - Intro
Morning all - it's six months to go! We're back on the job, and keeping an eye out for Christmas In July press events.
It's an odd time for us Christmas-watchers these days - the larger stores now have a permanent Christmas decorations section for the tourists, and festive food is now appearing throughout the year. You can even get mince pies from some places if you need that quick festive fix.
All this means is that we're going to ignore those single racks of decorations you still see dotted around the country, and we'll alert you when they grow to larger departments. We could be seeing the first of those at the end of July.
We're also looking to shake things up a little here - watch out for our newsletter, The Silver Bauble, once Christmas in July gets underway. This will be released every now and then before we go full-tilt, and will then switch to weekly once the Run-Up well and truly gets going.
In the meantime, join us as we watch the Christmas Press Shows unfold around us. We can't wait to see what everyone has in store for us this year!