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#1 msyves  OFFLINE  

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Posted Oct 9, 2017 - 6:38 am

We usually put everything up the Saturday after Thanksgiving. My husband and youngest son think we should put our Christmas trees up now. My other son and I think it's too early. So we're at a stalemate in our home. When is the best time to put up a Christmas tree? How early is too early? 


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#2 ytmomof4  OFFLINE  

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Posted Oct 9, 2017 - 6:55 am

If I could I might do it now but I would love to do it day after Halloween but we get a real tree so it goes up the Saturday after thanksgiving usually

My dd11 has a small artificial tree so as soon as she asks we will put that up in her room

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#3 Kanyon71  OFFLINE  

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Posted Oct 9, 2017 - 7:07 am

We will decorate for Christmas most likely the weekend of Thanksgiving. As for a tree well to be honest we have one up all year round in our hallway. It gets decorated to fit the holiday or season at any given time.



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Posted Oct 9, 2017 - 7:36 am

I love love love Christmas, but even I think now is too early to decorate a Christmas tree, lol.  Having said that, I don't judge or begrudge anyone that decorates early.  I have a pretty small house, so it's a big deal when I get everything put up. If I had more room, I might be more in the "let's do it now!" camp. :)

 

I decorate for Christmas on Thanksgiving weekend.  And take it all down within a couple days after Chrismtas.



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Posted Oct 9, 2017 - 7:40 am

Mine goes up before Thanksgiving, depending on my work schedule.  Healthcare scheduling is a free-for-all starting November so I do it when I have time.  I love having it up when I return home from Thanksgiving festivities/shopping and/or working, depending on the year and if it is my turn to work.  

 

Interestingly enough, my birthday is mid-December and my mother would never put our tree up until after the 15th, even when I asked her if we could.  Bless her for trying to separate my birthday and Christmas but I never really cared.  I always wanted to have the tree up for my birthday parties I had at the house.  LOL.  



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Posted Oct 9, 2017 - 8:44 am

We put our Tree up the weekend after Thanksgiving every year. My girls and I have a Christmas movie on mute, Christmas music playing and Christmas cookies baking. We really get in the spirit 😀
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#7 Coastiwife  OFFLINE  

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Posted Oct 9, 2017 - 9:13 am

Usually the week before Thanksgiving but I have to buy a new one this year so it might not go up until after Black Friday.

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Posted Oct 9, 2017 - 11:57 am

The Saturday after Thanksgiving. I try and wait until after Thanksgiving dinner and Black Friday shopping before we start Christmas decorating.

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Posted Oct 9, 2017 - 12:59 pm

I usually try to wait until the day after Thanksgiving to put ours up but I will be working the day after Thanksgiving this year. (Fortunately I work nightshift and all the BF sales are late thanksgiving night/early in the morning these days as we all know! I won't miss out on the fun!) I will probably put ours up the day before Thanksgiving. I've already been planning and Pinteresting some ideas for this year's decor. I think I'm going to add some new colors this year!



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Posted Oct 9, 2017 - 1:56 pm

We usually do it the weekend after Thanksgiving. Sometimes, while I'm out shopping Friday, my husband will start pulling everything out for me so it's ready to start Friday. :)

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Posted Oct 9, 2017 - 2:03 pm

Day after Thanksgiving :)



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Posted Oct 9, 2017 - 3:32 pm

The Saturday after Thanksgiving is when we put ours up.  However, I have my wreaths on my windows outside now and big red bows on two trees in front yard.  LOL, did it last year early and enjoyed it so much that doing it again this year too.



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Posted Oct 9, 2017 - 4:34 pm


Interestingly enough, my birthday is mid-December and my mother would never put our tree up until after the 15th, even when I asked her if we could.  Bless her for trying to separate my birthday and Christmas but I never really cared.  I always wanted to have the tree up for my birthday parties I had at the house.  LOL.  

I used to do the same thing for my Dec 15th baby.  But as she got older, like 2nd grade maybe, she asked if we could put it up sooner.  I always tried to distinguish between the 2.

 

My husband refuses to drag everything inside before Thanksgiving. It's usually end of Nov, early Dec when I can finally convince him lol. 



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Posted Oct 10, 2017 - 6:42 am

Usually Thanksgiving weekend. But with all the work it takes I want to put it up early to enjoy it longer. 



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Posted Oct 10, 2017 - 6:54 am

This year I think I'm aiming for the weekend before Thanksgiving...I'm usually trying to recover from shopping the weekend after...and I would love to come home after all that shopping to a beautifully decorated tree...



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Posted Oct 10, 2017 - 7:31 am

Tree either goes up Black Friday or the following weekend. I generally put up 2 trees and I am contemplating adding a 3rd this year. I have already started thinking about the outside of the house and what I would like to do; I get bored with decorations easily so I am constantly buying new things and switching back and forth through the years. It’s an addiction for sure but it’s my favorite time of the year!

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Posted Oct 10, 2017 - 7:36 am

Mine goes up before Thanksgiving, depending on my work schedule.  Healthcare scheduling is a free-for-all starting November so I do it when I have time.  I love having it up when I return home from Thanksgiving festivities/shopping and/or working, depending on the year and if it is my turn to work.  

 

Interestingly enough, my birthday is mid-December and my mother would never put our tree up until after the 15th, even when I asked her if we could.  Bless her for trying to separate my birthday and Christmas but I never really cared.  I always wanted to have the tree up for my birthday parties I had at the house.  LOL.  

 

 

I used to do the same thing for my Dec 15th baby.  But as she got older, like 2nd grade maybe, she asked if we could put it up sooner.  I always tried to distinguish between the 2.

 

My husband refuses to drag everything inside before Thanksgiving. It's usually end of Nov, early Dec when I can finally convince him lol. 

 

My DD's bday is December 1st, she doesn't like the tree up before her bday. So, it usually goes up Dec. 2nd :giggle:



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Posted Oct 10, 2017 - 8:02 am

Thanksgiving weekend is when we decorate for Christmas. We have fall decorations that we leave up for Thanksgiving.



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Posted Oct 10, 2017 - 8:04 am

My dd is December 8th but she loves the tree. We make sure her birthday is celebrated using only birthday stuff. My B-I-L is 12/26 and we make sure it's celebrated as a birthday also.



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Posted Oct 10, 2017 - 9:39 am

My mom usually puts hers up the weekend before thanksgiving but this year may be different We are adding on to their house so we can help them more and I am not sure when all the moving will take place

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Posted Oct 10, 2017 - 10:06 am

My mom usually does the weekend before too. And puts up all the decorations, except the kitchen. After thanksgiving dinner, we put away thanksgiving decor and put out the snowmen.
This year though, she has decided for the first time ever to get a real tree. She has 7 cats and stuff on the floor (like fallen pine needles) drives her crazy, so I'm thinking this might be the only year for that adventure. So I'm not sure if she'll do the other decorations before the tree, or just do it all at once.

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Posted Oct 10, 2017 - 5:44 pm

Thanksgiving weekend is when ours usually goes up. I'm getting my tree "fix" this year by having a Halloween tree. :D Bought it at Walmart for $39, lights from Menards for about $15, and ornaments from Dollar Tree for about $15. I'm happy with it. Told my husband I thought of getting a pink tree for Easter, haha!


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Posted Oct 11, 2017 - 6:12 am

my boyfriends birthday is on Christmas and he doesn't even want to discuss, see or hear anything Christmas related until after Thanksgiving :mellow:



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Posted Oct 12, 2017 - 2:14 pm

I put mine up the Sunday before Thanksgiving. 



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Posted Oct 12, 2017 - 4:42 pm

hopefully the weekend after thanksgiving, providing nothing goes majorly wrong



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Posted Oct 17, 2017 - 7:34 am

I will be putting mine up Thanksgiving weekend. I have already picked up a few new ornaments, tree topper and tree skirt. Can’t wait!

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Posted Oct 18, 2017 - 6:24 am

I normally start decorating the week after Thanksgiving.  I get a real tree - so normally put it up the 1st weekend in December. 

 

The bigger question is .. when do you take it all down?  I always wait until after the Feast of the Epiphany in January.



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Posted Oct 20, 2017 - 9:55 am

I like to put my tree up the Saturday after Thanksgiving.  We decorate the whole house though, so sometimes it is into the next week before we get everything done.  I live with my mom and her house is where the whole family gathers for dinner and gift exchanges and that is a week after Christmas so we don't take anything down until after that.  



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Posted Oct 20, 2017 - 5:43 pm

I put mine up the weekend after Thanksgiving.  I only do one now as I have moved to a smaller place so decorating doesn't take as long.



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Posted Oct 21, 2017 - 6:13 am

Our tree goes up after my birthday on Dec. 5 and stays up through Twelfth night.



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