Teachers ban the S**** word from September onwards. And I don’t blame them, as the countdown to Christmas seems to get earlier every year.
But its all good fun and an excuse to go a bit crazy, after all there is not long to go before the Advent calendars make an appearance.
It used to be just a small chocolate one kept children satisfied. But now they are more sophisticated and play experts from Playmobil have just the ticket to keep the little ones entertained without the chocolate.
From Advent calendars in the forest to the big man in red on his sleigh, children can create their own calendar and learn through play at the same time.
The latest calendar is The Christmas Room with Illuminating Tree, priced at £19.99. Its centred around the family and children can spend hours creating their special calendar with the special pieces.
Based around the family theme of Christmas, the calendar has 24 surprises behind the doors and once they are all revealed, you can light up the Christmas tree too. And the bets thing is, once it is finished, unlike chocolate calendars, it can be played with all year.
Now I must stop humming that Merry Christmas tune...
Playmobil Advent Calendars, for a peek at the range, log onto www.playmobil.co.uk