So, Christmas decorations

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    Nov 13, 2014 6:24 PM GMT
    When do you put yours up?

    I've noticed on Facebook one or two have already got their tree up. Bit early tbh. Mine doesn't come out until around the 12th December.

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    Nov 13, 2014 6:34 PM GMT
    Christmas day if I decorate my home at all
  • Destinharbor

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    Nov 13, 2014 9:12 PM GMT
    Depends on whether I'm going to be home over the holidays. If I am, I put it all up abut two weeks ahead. If I'm going to be gone for a while, I will do it earlier so I get to enjoy it a bit before leaving. Always do a fresh live tree and wreath. Kind of a waste but I do love it.
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    Nov 13, 2014 9:19 PM GMT
    I never bother with a tree *gasp*. I spend Christmas with my family but this year they are not having a tree either because we have two naughty kittens who will try and knock it over!
  • ZakSayWhat

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    Nov 13, 2014 9:19 PM GMT
    never!
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    Nov 13, 2014 9:20 PM GMT
    Ohno saidI never bother with a tree *gasp*. I spend Christmas with my family but this year they are not having a tree either because we have two naughty kittens who will try and knock it over!


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    Nov 13, 2014 9:24 PM GMT
    Jms31 said
    Ohno saidI never bother with a tree *gasp*. I spend Christmas with my family but this year they are not having a tree either because we have two naughty kittens who will try and knock it over!


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    Nov 13, 2014 11:44 PM GMT
    I never decorate until the day before, or day of), a holiday. Otherwise it gets tired real fast, yet I also choose things that give me an extended season. These types of Halloween decorations, for example, I put out the day of Halloween when there's finally autumn color (seems odd to do it when everything's still green), and use throughout the entire month of November:

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    Actually, I caved this year with this guy; he's Halloween-specific but still out:

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    I couldn't resist the Halloween tree with the hand-stitched felt ornaments on my foyer table (on Halloween night only) though, nor the scarecrow even though those are done to death:

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    As for Christmas trees I tried a few times with great success even though it still strikes me as pagan to erect a dead tree indoors to decorate. Yet I also couldn't resist this little tree bejeweled with crystal autumn apples and pears which I keep on my foyer table mid-December through New Year's:

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    Takes 3 seconds to retrieve, set up and plug in. Sometimes less is more!
  • FRE0

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    Nov 14, 2014 8:10 PM GMT
    I'm tired of Christmas. I'd be happy to have Christmas deleted. This year, on or before 11 November, they had already begun to put up Christmas decorations and begin the advertising. Before 25 December, I will be tempted to visit Saudi Arabia to get away from Christmas.

    I liked Christmas in earlier times when the hoopla didn't begin until 20 December, but making Christmas about two months long has degraded it.
  • FRE0

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    Nov 14, 2014 8:21 PM GMT
    Bonaparts said
    FRE0 saidI'm tired of Christmas. I'd be happy to have Christmas deleted. This year, on or before 11 November, they had already begun to put up Christmas decorations and begin the advertising. Before 25 December, I will be tempted to visit Saudi Arabia to get away from Christmas.

    I liked Christmas in earlier times when the hoopla didn't begin until 20 December, but making Christmas about two months long has degraded it.



    I bet Santa will not give you any Christmas presents this year you unimpressed whiny man
    Santa sees everything


    When I was a child, my mother would threaten that if I misbehaved, Santa would take back his presents.
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    Nov 15, 2014 12:45 AM GMT
    FRE0 saidI'm tired of Christmas. I'd be happy to have Christmas deleted. This year, on or before 11 November, they had already begun to put up Christmas decorations and begin the advertising. Before 25 December, I will be tempted to visit Saudi Arabia to get away from Christmas.

    I liked Christmas in earlier times when the hoopla didn't begin until 20 December, but making Christmas about two months long has degraded it.

    Yeah, this is my point. Holiday decorating just isn't special anymore. It starts so early that there's nothing to look forward to by the time the holiday rolls around. That's why mine go up just before and come down right after. Except for some of the autumnal stuff, which I keep up through my local fall foliage season ONLY.

    Many have observed that the caroling now seems to start BEFORE Thanksgiving but no one says "Enough!" and does anything about it. In a generation, there will be Christmas sales in September.
  • interesting

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    Nov 15, 2014 8:42 AM GMT
    I usually put it up a week after Thanksgiving, but in the past few years, I had gotten lazy and put it up two weeks before Christmas, even one year, 1 week before, and most of the time leave them out until the end of January. Once I left them out until Spring Break.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Nov 15, 2014 12:41 PM GMT
    I have a lot of decorations and the process is well planned in advance. Everything from making all the bows on my house (and the ones on the front of the house are "two material" bows so they take extra long to make), 3 trees in the house, cleaning prior and after. I'll have everything up over Thanksgiving weekend, but I already have the lights up on the house (not turned on) and getting all the cords out in the back since I have lights that extend all over the property.

    I don't have a place that is covered with lights, very reasonably done, but I go for, what you don't see normally, extra time, effort... and quality. Really enjoy the creation.
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    Nov 15, 2014 4:11 PM GMT
    usually December first for the tree. but we've put up some other stuff already.