At what age did you start doing the family Christmas decorations?

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    Dec 22, 2008 3:49 AM GMT
    At 13 in my case. My parents surprised me by asking me to do the whole job that Christmas, assuring me I would be better at it than them. And so I agreed. They never asked my sister to get involved.

    Only many years later did I realize the hidden message in that request, when I'd finally learned that my parents always knew I was gay, but never discussed it with me. It was in ways like that they indirectly acknowledged my being gay, without ever saying so.
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    Dec 22, 2008 11:47 AM GMT
    The only part I ever did was decorate the tree. That started very young (around 5 I think). All the kids helped.