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When do you start decorating for Christmas?


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#1 jarerice  OFFLINE  

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Posted Aug 27, 2007 - 9:57 am

I try to start the day after black friday. last year i bought tons of stuff at 90% off at CVS and Target so we have lots more to put up this year!!!!! I can't wait.

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Posted Aug 27, 2007 - 10:47 am

Last year I put mine up the week before thanksgiving..but I will put it up when I get time..maybe black friday after all done shopping I need a place to put the gifts that I get after I get them wrapped..

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Posted Aug 27, 2007 - 11:08 am

since I was little we always did it on my birthday (Dec. 1).. tradition has stuck with me and even though my dh thinks I'm nuts (he has a hard time with the holidays) I still do it. Of course, I always take inventory of what I have and what I want that I still need right after Halloween.. I love that time of the year!

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Posted Aug 27, 2007 - 2:01 pm

I start on Nov 1st But my husband tries to get the lights up outside in mid October but he won't turn them on until Thanksgiving.

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Posted Aug 27, 2007 - 2:15 pm

The Day after Turkey Day or that weekend... maybe the outside lights a little earlier because we live on Ohio

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Posted Aug 27, 2007 - 3:40 pm

Normally, we put up decorations on Thanksgiving, but I think we are going to start decorating a week earlier this year. The last couple of years, we didn't feel like decorating on Thanksgiving, then we were so busy we didn't have the time to devote to it. So decorations didn't get put up at all.

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Posted Aug 27, 2007 - 4:18 pm

Try to after Thanksgiving dinner.

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Posted Aug 27, 2007 - 5:01 pm

We usually start the day after Thanksgiving, but this year we may start the weekend before. We've got a LOT of stuff we use to decorate inside and outside, so it takes about a week to get it all done.

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Posted Aug 27, 2007 - 5:04 pm

November 1st. I go straight from Halloween to Christmas!! Oh I can't wait!!!
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Posted Aug 27, 2007 - 7:04 pm

We try to have them up the first week of December. The outdoor lights we get out in October. The yard decorations go up in December though. This year we're going to have a little more than last year though. Not having to deal with my dads passing will make the holidays a lot nicer than last year! Bring it on! -Mike
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Posted Aug 28, 2007 - 4:12 am

We usually start putting up decorations sometime between Tgiving and Christmas. It's typically closer to Tgiving, the weekend afterwards or next.

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Posted Aug 28, 2007 - 6:25 am

I always used to start December 1st, but for the past couple of years DH and the girls have started putting up the tree while I am out shopping on Black Friday. I guess that is our new tradition!

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Posted Aug 28, 2007 - 6:36 am

We use to do it the second weekend in Dec. but last year was the first year that DH decided he was not celebrating Christmas anymore and I was in such a depressed state over the fact that I did not decorate our home. I spent Christmas Eve and Day at my moms and inlaws and they both decorated. I am not sure what to do this year. I feel so bad for DD4 because she will have no memories of her dad and Christmas like our older children do.

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Posted Aug 28, 2007 - 7:17 am

We start string up the outside lights a weekend or two before Thanksgiving, depending on the weather but do not turn them on until Thanksgiving weekend. Sometime in Nov my daughter will start asking to put up her Christmas tree. She has a small 2 1/2 foor tree for her bedroom. That is normally up and decorated before thanksgiving. I will start the rest of the decorating right after Thanksigiving dinner and the Saturday after. If we get back from shopping early enough on BF then we will decorate that day too.

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Posted Aug 28, 2007 - 7:38 am

Thanksgiving weekend.

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Posted Aug 28, 2007 - 8:50 am

usually the first week of December if I can get dh to help

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Posted Aug 28, 2007 - 8:59 am

We always put ours up Thanksgiving weekend. ON Black Friday after I have shopped all day, we go out as a family and get the tree. On Saturday and Sunday we put on lights, ornaments, and decorate the inside and outside of the house.

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Posted Aug 28, 2007 - 11:42 am

General decorations start going up Black Friday (in the evening) and Saturday; the tree goes up on Sunday.

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Posted Aug 28, 2007 - 4:29 pm

The weekend after Thanksgiving.

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Posted Aug 28, 2007 - 7:22 pm

Normally I start putting stuff out the weekend after Thanksgiving but I normally don't put the tree up until after ds' birthday on the Dec. 8th.

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Posted Aug 28, 2007 - 7:27 pm

You mean you're supposed to take them down?!?!?! hehehe...right after Thanksgiving
The gifts you buy this year may not be remembered next year....but the memories you create together will be remembered a lifetime!. :gdhug1:

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Posted Aug 28, 2007 - 7:56 pm

DH and I made our own little tradition our first Christmas, we always put the tree up the Saturday after Thanksgiving. I am so happy all the holiday and BF threads have started! I love talking about it and reading about it!!:)

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Posted Aug 29, 2007 - 7:30 am

Usually sometime the week after Thanksgiving

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Posted Aug 29, 2007 - 10:11 am

November 1st. I go straight from Halloween to Christmas!! Oh I can't wait!!!


Me too! :smirk:

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Posted Aug 29, 2007 - 10:27 am

December 1st, usually.

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Posted Aug 29, 2007 - 11:31 am

Anytime after my DD bday. Her bday is Nov. 10th and I want her to have the house decorated for her day, not Christmas. I have a dec. bday and I used to hate getting bday things in Christmas paper, or Christmas things for my bday. So after her party on the 11th, its fair game to decorate for Christmas.

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Posted Aug 29, 2007 - 3:25 pm

Normally we would always do it Black friday...buuuutttt last year I did it on my bday Nov 16, so THATS going to be OUR new tradition LOL

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Posted Aug 29, 2007 - 6:08 pm

We usually start either Thanksgiving night or before with the lights. The tree and everything comes the weekend after Thanksgiving including after I get home from BF. Just depends on DH's work schedule.
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Posted Aug 29, 2007 - 7:50 pm

As soon as dh will let me! (And as soon as I can get his butt up the ladder to put up the outside lights!);)

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Posted Aug 30, 2007 - 2:59 am

This year, I'll probably do Thanksgiving. DH is working, and no one will be visiting. So it'll just be me and the kiddos.. so nuthin else to do. :)




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