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Christmas lights have already been erected on Dublin’s streets (and were even spotted switched on)

Published 21/10/2015 | 11:10

Shoppers walk under the Christmas lights on Grafton Street in Dublin
Shoppers walk under the Christmas lights on Grafton Street in Dublin

If you thought you might get to November before seeing the first sign of Christmas you might have to think again as the seasonal decorations have already been erected throughout the streets of Dublin.

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Justified Scrooges took to Twitter to announce their disdain for the premature arrival of the annual decorations.

“Ah seriously.....are these really Christmas I see on Liffey St? On 19th of October,” Claire Grady tweeted.

“Christmas lights? Christmas lights on Wicklow Street? Not even mid-October yet, people,” Janet Cameron tweeted.

The early arrival of the decorations isn’t the first holiday act to rustle the feathers of those lacking holiday spirit.

Department store Brown Thomas attracted attention in early August when they announced the opening of their Christmas department.

Meanwhile, Irish bookmakers have slashed the odds on a White Christmas and a Hollywood end to 2015 could be on the cards.

Met Eireann have said that they won't comment on the meteorological predictions until much nearer the time, but Irish bookmakers have said Belfast is the Irish city most likely to see snow this Christmas.

Christmas lights have already been erected on Grafton Street
Christmas lights have already been erected on Grafton Street
Christmas lights pictured on Liffey Street. Photo: Twitter @GradySays

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