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When do you start decorating for Christmas?


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#31 wyntyrose  OFFLINE  

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Posted Aug 30, 2007 - 3:18 am

Lights will go up in Oct, before too much snow falls. Indoor decorations the sunday after Thanksgiving.

#32 ebony0421  OFFLINE  

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Posted Aug 31, 2007 - 11:04 pm

If I could put the decorations up tomorrow, I would. My dh and dd always tell me that it's too early and that we have to wait until after turkey day:( .

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Posted Aug 31, 2007 - 11:37 pm

we usually do our decorations the week before Thanksgiving but starting this year I am not going all out..Just a tree probably..We had all of our big inflatables stolen out of our yard last year so it kind of killed my holiday decorating spirit.

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Posted Sep 1, 2007 - 6:09 am

its a tradition here at my house to do day after thanksgiving, since usually by noon i'm home from my shopping adventure and too excited by my buys to get any sleep lol

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Posted Sep 1, 2007 - 8:15 am

This is getting me seriously excited for Christmas!!! We usually decorate on Thanksgiving or Black Friday. We've got a ton more stuff this year though since I hit the clearance sales last year. Actually, I don't even really remember what I bought. That's going to be exciting in itself opening up the boxes and seeing what's in there!! :D

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Posted Sep 1, 2007 - 9:02 am

We start December 1st, after my sons birthday

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Posted Sep 2, 2007 - 6:38 am

The week before Thanksgiving. I will go outside and struggle with the lights and go up on the ladder. This freaks hubby out, so out he comes to take over.:g_shrug: Thats one way to get some help! ;)
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Posted Sep 3, 2007 - 6:57 am

I usually try to do it over the Thanksgiving weekend. When my oldest was younger I would wait until after his birthday (another Dec. 1 child!!) but with work schedules, the long weekend works better. We haven't decorated outside for several years as my husband is now disabled, but I long to put lights on the tree out front-- maybe oldest child and I will tackle it this year! Of course indoors is fairly easy as the Snowglobes stay out year round so the tree and if I can swing it, some greenery (we have a small house).

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Posted Sep 16, 2007 - 3:10 pm

always black friday night

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Posted Sep 16, 2007 - 4:57 pm

I try to have it up so I can turn it all on the weekend after Thanksgiving.

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Posted Sep 17, 2007 - 5:21 am

Lights will go up in Oct, before too much snow falls. Indoor decorations the sunday after Thanksgiving.

Same here! :holiday07

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Posted Sep 17, 2007 - 6:29 am

We use to put outdoor lights up in October but after buying over $150 in lights last year that almost all ended up ruined I'm not doing outside decorations this year. For indoor decorations, we started putting everything up the day of the Michigan Wolverines and Ohio State game. We start on stuff before the game, set down together to watch the game then finish after the game while discussing the game.

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Posted Sep 17, 2007 - 6:48 am

Thanksgiving weekend usually start after shopping black friday

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Posted Sep 17, 2007 - 7:14 am

usually right after halloween, i can't see putting my everyday stuff up til thanksgiving and then having to take it all back down. Hubby thinks I'm crazy but whats new!

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Posted Sep 17, 2007 - 8:06 am

I usually start the 1St of November!!!

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Posted Sep 17, 2007 - 8:07 am

Always Thanksgiving Weekend

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Posted Sep 17, 2007 - 10:14 am

HAHAHAHA... I almost put mine up yesterday! ALMOST. I have a lovely fake tree that can go up and down at a moments notice. I'm big on themes and details so I need time to get it right, make a list of what I need to shop for to complete my decorations. Truth be told, I'll probably put it up this week since it's been on my mind ever since the stores had theirs up. Everything has to be perfect for party time December 24th!

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Posted Sep 17, 2007 - 10:19 am

usually about 2 weeks before Thanksgiving everyone laughs at us but who cares.

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Posted Sep 17, 2007 - 10:23 am

usually about 2 weeks before Thanksgiving everyone laughs at us but who cares.


That's exactly what I tell myself "who cares?" It's all good clean fun. If you don't like it, don't come over. HA!

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Posted Sep 17, 2007 - 10:42 am

Sometime around Thanksgiving. (Normally the day after.)

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Posted Sep 18, 2007 - 2:54 am

We start our decoration the week of Thanksgiving and turn on the light Thankgiving night:)

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Posted Sep 18, 2007 - 6:20 am

Black Friday is also decorating day in my house :)

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Posted Sep 19, 2007 - 9:52 am

I'm too excited, I want to start now, but.... I will try and wait 2 weeks before Thanksgiving.:)
Smile, you never know who is watching you! :)

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Posted Sep 19, 2007 - 10:05 am

We Start The Day After Thanksgiving

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Posted Sep 19, 2007 - 10:29 am

I'll be putting up the outside lights sometime in October, depending on weather. DH is NO help with that, so it takes me awhile to crawl around on the roof getting things just right. Then the inside decorating will start either the week of Thanksgiving (if we're going somewhere else for Tday) or Thanksgiving weekend if we're having everyone to our house. The outside lights come on late Thursday night/early Friday morning when I leave to go shopping.

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Posted Sep 19, 2007 - 11:07 am

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


So true!!! It takes us almost a week straight to get the outside lights up and then another week to do the inside. We decorate everything inside and out that can be decorated.

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Posted Sep 19, 2007 - 11:58 am

We put our tree up about the second week of Oct. But we put orange lights and paper pumpkins and fake maples leaves all over it and call it our harvest tree. Then right after Halloween we sit and make hand turkeys for every member of the family(there are only 4 of us so we each make 2) and we place the new turkeys as well as the ones from past years on the tree. The on black Friday we carefully undecorate and redecorate for Christmas. I also hang a orange paper chain around my front room. and the same night we make the turkeys we make strips of paper that we write what we are thankful on and add them to the chain that was hung in Oct. I have little kids so last year it was thing like marshmallow and hot wheels. I LOVE IT!!!! Oh and we are North Idaho so my DH does the outside lights the first weekend in Nov and then we turn them on with our own family lighting ceremony the evening of black Friday. We even make sure to put sparkles away during the 4th of July so that we have some just for that night. We turn on the Christmas lights and light sparklers----OK so we may just take this holiday thing a little to serious----NAAAAAA

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Posted Sep 20, 2007 - 1:03 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.




Us too. I can't wait!

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Posted Sep 24, 2007 - 8:18 pm

we start the night of Black friday!! We put the christmas lights up outside mid November.. while it is still nice out...LOL

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Posted Sep 26, 2007 - 8:51 am

This year will be different, My hubby and I have decided that choosing white carpet and having two young kids was not he best choice. So we decided on a beige & it goes in October 27, so why put back all the other knicknacks I am going staight into Christmas.




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