Dads are said to be giddy with excitement at the news that it’s only one more sleep until they can start their Christmas shopping.

Dads around the country are thought to be considering thinking about maybe starting their Christmas shopping sometime tomorrow afternoon after a good long lie in.

The news follows rumours, now proven to be unfounded, that a Dad in the North of England had bought and wrapped all of his Christmas presents yesterday.

A spokesman for the Federation of Dads told The Rochdale Herald “we have investigated the allegations that a Dad had been Christmas shopping yesterday and found it was a false alarm.”

“It turns out that a man in Oldham had bought a pack of Christmas Tree shaped car air fresheners and a box of Maltesers at an Esso station in Oldham.”

“There was no intent to supply, he ate the Maltesers himself so any charges the Federation was planning to level against the man have been dropped.”

Dads are thought to be unaware that Christmas is on Tuesday.

Quentin D Fortesqueue is a founding editor of The Rochdale Herald. Part time amateur narcissist and full time satirist Quentin is never happier than when playing his lute and drinking a full bodied Bordeaux. He rarely plays the lute and never gets to drink Bordeaux.