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#1 msyves  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 3, 2019 - 7:47 pm

Well, I had hubby and the boys pull out all the Christmas decorations. I haven't put up anything yet, however I think by Saturday some of the trees may go up. No decorations added until maybe the following week. We're hosting Thanksgiving dinner so I know by that day only my dining room will have Thanksgiving decor while the remainder of the house will be Christmas ready.



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Posted Nov 3, 2019 - 7:53 pm

I'm realllly thinking about putting up my tree by next weekend...

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Posted Nov 3, 2019 - 8:12 pm

With Thanksgiving so late I want mine up by the 20th. This way I can enjoy it more, I am pushing for the 15th for all inside and the 20th for outside. 



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Posted Nov 4, 2019 - 3:37 am

I have one tree up and decorated already..... :)

 

My fall decor is still out as well but that will be coming down this weekend or next and will get the main tree up and decorated.  I’m always out of town for Thanksgiving so I love coming back to my house all ready for Christmas so I’ve been decorating for Christmas before thanksgiving the last few years.  



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Posted Nov 4, 2019 - 7:12 am

I've been taking off the week after Thanksgiving and get all of my outdoor decorations up.  It works really well for me and also gives me some time to help an older friend put up her decorations as well. 



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Posted Nov 4, 2019 - 9:20 am

Tree is up, but nothing else will come out until after Thanksgiving as I am hosting dinner for 14 and want it decorated for the Thanksgiving holiday (if I ever get to it!) ;)


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Posted Nov 4, 2019 - 10:49 am

I pulled everything out of the closet over the weekend.  I plan to put up my village, and side decorations the weekend of the 23rd. Then the tree will go up the weekend after Thanksgiving.

 

I would start the weekend of the 16th, but we are going out of town that weekend.



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Posted Nov 4, 2019 - 6:02 pm

I'm glad to know that I'm not alone with early decorations. With so many to put up, I really want to enjoy them.



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Posted Nov 5, 2019 - 6:50 am

I started decorating on the 1st. I get a real tree so that usually don’t get up until Black Friday

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Posted Nov 5, 2019 - 12:21 pm

Thanksgiving weekend is when we decorate for Christmas (inside and out)



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Posted Nov 6, 2019 - 8:14 pm

We decorate the day after Thanksgiving after any shopping

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Posted Nov 8, 2019 - 1:51 am

I just started working on ours. We had a new house built this year so I have more space to decorate this year than in years past. I usually don’t start quite this early but I’m starting to learn that it’s a lot of work and I want plenty of time to enjoy it! I did our mantel, assembled and fluffed 1 of 3 trees, and put some lit garland on our staircase.

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Posted Nov 8, 2019 - 5:08 am

I’m debating decorating the weekend of the 23rd since we will be out of town Thanksgiving weekend for a hockey tournament (we leave Friday after shopping all night 🤪). However, I host Thanksgiving dinner and some family members might mutiny if they see Christmas decorations up before Tday is done. I hate to wait until the following weekend, though, since there’s not as much time between Thanksgiving and Christmas this year. They might just have to suck it up.

The real question at our house is when will we take them all DOWN? Last year I still had some trees up (but mostly undecorated) until late spring. And the tree in the boys’ bathroom (tiny tree) just got put away in August. Hockey is life, and has completely taken over!! LOL

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Posted Nov 8, 2019 - 1:08 pm

I’m debating decorating the weekend of the 23rd since we will be out of town Thanksgiving weekend for a hockey tournament (we leave Friday after shopping all night ). However, I host Thanksgiving dinner and some family members might mutiny if they see Christmas decorations up before Tday is done. I hate to wait until the following weekend, though, since there’s not as much time between Thanksgiving and Christmas this year. They might just have to suck it up.

The real question at our house is when will we take them all DOWN? Last year I still had some trees up (but mostly undecorated) until late spring. And the tree in the boys’ bathroom (tiny tree) just got put away in August. Hockey is life, and has completely taken over!! LOL

I say of you're hosting they may just have to deal with it...especially since you have a lot going on and still want time to enjoy it...

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Posted Nov 8, 2019 - 2:22 pm

Typically, we do the weekend after Thanksgiving. However, this year I think we are going to try and get the tree up the weekend before Thanksgiving. I want lots of time with my decorations!

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Posted Nov 8, 2019 - 4:48 pm

Decorating starts after my birthday on Dec. 5. It stays up until Twelfth Night in January.

Edited by speeddiva, Nov 9, 2019 - 6:47 am.


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Posted Nov 8, 2019 - 8:27 pm

I usually decorate the inside Thanksgiving weekend and the outside whenever I get a nice day from 11/15 on, lol. I am undecided on what I want to put outside this year so I need to figure out a game plan so I can be ready when the weather is.

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Posted Nov 11, 2019 - 11:40 am

For the past several years I haven't been into BF or Christmas and just put the tree up (late) out of tradition. Yesterday something hit me and I wanted it done! This is the earliest I've ever had my tree up and I still can't believe hubby went along with it!



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Posted Nov 11, 2019 - 1:53 pm

I have my Christmas containers out of the garage and in the spare bedroom. I am getting close to getting started. 



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Posted Nov 12, 2019 - 11:24 pm

I’m debating decorating the weekend of the 23rd since we will be out of town Thanksgiving weekend for a hockey tournament (we leave Friday after shopping all night 🤪). However, I host Thanksgiving dinner and some family members might mutiny if they see Christmas decorations up before Tday is done. I hate to wait until the following weekend, though, since there’s not as much time between Thanksgiving and Christmas this year. They might just have to suck it up.

The real question at our house is when will we take them all DOWN? Last year I still had some trees up (but mostly undecorated) until late spring. And the tree in the boys’ bathroom (tiny tree) just got put away in August. Hockey is life, and has completely taken over!! LOL

It’s your house. I say they can deal with it, not look at them, or not come ...but then again, I have an attitude

Edited by stewarta4, Nov 12, 2019 - 11:24 pm.

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Posted Nov 14, 2019 - 1:48 pm

It’s your house. I say they can deal with it, not look at them, or not come ...but then again, I have an attitude

Exactly......Dont like it you can leave and dont get beside yourself because you can get put out too. Oh the Grinch in me has come out



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Posted Nov 14, 2019 - 2:00 pm

I’m debating decorating the weekend of the 23rd since we will be out of town Thanksgiving weekend for a hockey tournament (we leave Friday after shopping all night ). However, I host Thanksgiving dinner and some family members might mutiny if they see Christmas decorations up before Tday is done. I hate to wait until the following weekend, though, since there’s not as much time between Thanksgiving and Christmas this year. They might just have to suck it up.

The real question at our house is when will we take them all DOWN? Last year I still had some trees up (but mostly undecorated) until late spring. And the tree in the boys’ bathroom (tiny tree) just got put away in August. Hockey is life, and has completely taken over!! LOL

I would tell them this is my home, I have a busy schedule. If you are uncomfortable with the Christmas decorations you are more than welcome to host the holiday in your home or if you have others plans and are unable to make it I would completely understand.

 

My family knows better than to say anything to me. They know exactly where it will give and their opinion on the subject can be kept to themselves as I have exactly 0 poops to give about it. :)



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Posted Nov 15, 2019 - 4:21 pm

I love Christmas, it's my favorite time of year.  I would absolutely love to decorate my whole house BUT I just don't have the energy.  I would have to do it all alone and take it down all alone so I'm thinking I may not decorate at all.  Less to clean.  No one is coming to our house, we are going to others so I'm of the opinion, Why bother since I'm the only one who cares? I think the Grinch is trying to get me.


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Posted Nov 15, 2019 - 4:38 pm

You decorate for the reason you just gave. YOU care. That’s the best reason. I was feeling down the other day so I put a Christmas up. We will decorate it this weekend.

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Posted Nov 15, 2019 - 6:05 pm

I love Christmas, it's my favorite time of year. I would absolutely love to decorate my whole house BUT I just don't have the energy. I would have to do it all alone and take it down all alone so I'm thinking I may not decorate at all. Less to clean. No one is coming to our house, we are going to others so I'm of the opinion, Why bother since I'm the only one who cares? I think the Grinch is trying to get me.

I can remember when I was a teen and pulling out the tree and decorating it by myself for the 1st time...my mom usually did it and this particular year she hadn't gotten around to it yet and it was getting late in the season...I have been doing it by myself since and loving every minute of it...my kids helped when they were little, but that wore off after a few years and they are all grown now and could care less... It's a lot of work and I might not do any other decorating, but the tree and the lights and sitting down with a cup of coffee, a throw and watching a Christmas movie brings such a warmth to me that I don't care if no one else enjoys it but me!!!! It does my heart good to sit and enjoy it for a while all season long...

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Posted Nov 15, 2019 - 6:15 pm

I have 3 trees up and decorated as of today.  It may be overkill for my tiny house but they make me happy even though I wore myself out yesterday putting up 2 and decorating them.  I bought 2 pencil trees from Michael’s a few weeks ago when they were $40 so I could put more of my ornaments out this year.  I’m feeling very nostalgic this year for some reason and I wanted to use ornaments I hadn’t used in years plus all my favorites from recent years.  



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Posted Nov 17, 2019 - 7:29 pm

I am so mad....One of my Neighbors have fully decorated inside and out. Usually I do not care but this year they did an amazing job and I did not get finished. Love the energy I get when walking by. Cant wait to get mine done



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Posted Nov 18, 2019 - 7:19 am

Thanksgiving weekend for my household. I’m hoping to find a few extra decorations at Christmas Tree Shop to add. We’re doing the buffalo plaid theme again this year (did it 2 Christmases ago) since it’s REALLY popular this year.
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Posted Nov 18, 2019 - 12:09 pm

We have a tree up and fully decorated. :)



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Posted Nov 27, 2019 - 5:54 pm

I never start decorating for Christmas until after Thanksgiving.  I usually do it after Black Friday shopping or the next day.






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