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When do you start decorating for Christmas?


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#61 amez74  OFFLINE  

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Posted Sep 26, 2007 - 9:54 am

usually the weekend before Thanksgiving

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Posted Sep 26, 2007 - 11:28 am

I normally wait until about the 2nd weekend in December cause we get a real tree. We participate in 2 local Christmas parades which take up our first two weekends. Every year I say I'm gonna start earlier cause I always seem to run out of time. Maybe I should start Thanksgiving weekend and just not put up the tree. I got one of those huge blow up thingies for the yard after Christmas last year and I can't wait to put it up!

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Posted Sep 27, 2007 - 6:24 am

It takes me 3 nweeks to decorate so I start in Novemeber so I gan get the tree first week in Dec we do real

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Posted Oct 10, 2007 - 11:53 am

In recent years I have taken down Halloween decorations and put up Christmas decorations on November 1st. However, now that the kids are getting older, and have started complaining, I am going to TRY to wait until the weekend before Thanksgiving. I put up a lot of decorations outside, and decorate every room in the house so it takes alot of time and I want to enjoy it for awhile.LOL I am using alot of pumpkins and scarecrows this year that will go on through Halloween so hopefully that will help curb the urge to decrate early.

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Posted Oct 10, 2007 - 12:06 pm

I have always waited until I came home on BF, but I am starting to think about doing it earlier this year. I am soooooooooo ready for hot chocolate, pepermint candles, and coldish weather (I live in Texas..we don't really get the whole snow thing). Oh and the clay mation kids movies...Gotta love those!! I am just a Christmas junkie, I admit it.:holiday08 :holiday16 :holiday08 :holiday16 :holiday08 :holiday16
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Posted Oct 10, 2007 - 12:44 pm

Usually the weekend after Thanksgiving.

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Posted Oct 10, 2007 - 1:20 pm

I am ready to decorate now, but I will hold off until Nov 1st. (only because we decorate a lot for Halloween too) My husband will be off, so he can carry all my boxes out of the basement. :D

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Posted Oct 10, 2007 - 1:44 pm

I have a friend who decorated last week. :D

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Posted Oct 11, 2007 - 2:54 pm

We usually get my mom to make until a week or so after Thanksgiving and then there's no holding her back, she loves putting up the tree and decorations.

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Posted Oct 12, 2007 - 8:58 am

I think we will start on Thanksgiving this year. Usually I am working that day, so this year will be a nice change. :) I really want to get the tree put up that day. It will be nice to start a new tradition with the kids.
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Posted Oct 12, 2007 - 9:02 am

We normally put them up the first week of Dec. but this year I am doing it early.
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Posted Oct 12, 2007 - 9:19 am

weekend of Thanksgiving. Thats the earliest my husband will let me. Yes, hes a grinch. Hates all the hauling of christmas stuff into the house. I love it, but he dreads it so much. LOL.

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Posted Oct 16, 2007 - 11:17 am

Usually The Weekend Before , We Exchange Gifts W/family From Out Of Town And Want The Christmas Feel When We're Together....:)

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Posted Oct 16, 2007 - 11:23 am

My dh said that there was someone in our town that already has their tree up and I want to but he wont let me but dds birthday is nov 17 and dh will be hunting that week so I think that its going up around then last year I had it up before her b day so I think that I'm going to keep doin that..lol.. Now I just have to wrap the few gifts that I have so that when I do get the tree up it doesn't look bare!

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Posted Oct 16, 2007 - 11:48 am

I usually start after Thanksgiving

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Posted Oct 17, 2007 - 7:19 am

The last three Christmases have been very depressing for me. In 2004 my husband was in Iraq, then in 2005 my grandma died, she was like a mom to me, and my son moved out of my house just weeks before Thanksgiving last year :( He went and grew up on me... darn him! I used to decorate the weekend after Thanksgiving, but I actually decorated on Christmas eve those last three years. My husband surprised me in 2005 and came home three days before christmas and he decorated that year. I hope to decorate right after thanksgiving this year though!!!
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Posted Oct 21, 2007 - 8:47 pm

Thanksgiving weekend. If people didn't think I was crazy, I'd do it right now!! Forget Halloween, bring on Christmas!

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Posted Oct 22, 2007 - 2:53 am

I scheduled November 2 off so I can start. :g_clap:
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Posted Oct 22, 2007 - 1:28 pm

Turkey day:smirk:

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Posted Oct 22, 2007 - 3:08 pm

I'm hoping to start decorating inside the weekend after Thanksgiving. Outside, I don't mind waiting a bit longer. Our December bill was one of our highest bills last year even though we only had 5 strands of lights. I splurged on 90% off day last year and stocked up on LED lights (take up less electricity) but I also bought a couple small inflatables so I think the electricity savings will balance out....

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Posted Oct 22, 2007 - 3:21 pm

I decorate the day before Thanksgiving. That way when I get all of the gifts wrapped that I bought on BF I can just stick them under the tree.
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Posted Oct 22, 2007 - 4:44 pm

The last week of November. I can never wait until Dec! Our Christmas music starts playing the day after Thanksgiving. LOVE IT! Warm 106.9 !!

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Posted Oct 24, 2007 - 7:20 pm

The lights go up before thanksgiving on a nice day but they dont get turned on till BF,..teh tree goes up after Thanksgiving dinner towrds evening and we do nicknacks and stuff then or after we shop on BF. I like to get the tree up and start putting presents under there asap..i love the look of it all..watching the movies,..sittin with the kids!

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Posted Oct 25, 2007 - 5:52 am

Thanksgiving weekend....I'd DH to bring the boxes down sooner, but I don't have anywhere to put them all until the guests leave :-)

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Posted Oct 25, 2007 - 6:39 am

if it were up to me, we would have the house decorated all year:yup: :P ...... the day after thanksgiving for the tree, but i start putting out nicknacks just after halloween
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Posted Oct 25, 2007 - 7:50 am

We do the trees (we decorate four!) on Thanksgiving weekend and the outside lights go up Black Friday afternoon. All other decorations come out during Thanksgiving weekend and the following week. I can't wait!!!!

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Posted Oct 25, 2007 - 11:43 am

Usually the weekend after Thanksgiving!

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Posted Oct 26, 2007 - 7:18 pm

Usually over the weekend after Thanksgiving. No particular day, just whenever it fits into our schedule. Also, it can sometimes be an ongoing thing. We might start decorating on Saturday, but not finish till Monday. Depends on how busy we are, etc. Elena

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Posted Nov 5, 2007 - 7:32 pm

I was on my way home tonight and drove by a house that was fully decked out. They had all of their christmas lights going and a full yard to other stand up & blow up christmas decor!!!!! I couldn't believe my eyes. Now Ally DD3, is begging us to put ours up. I think she almost has her Daddy talked into it. I just told him that they have to be put up anyway, so why not go ahead and do it.

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Posted Nov 5, 2007 - 8:23 pm

We do the majority on the afternoon of BF..... However hubby is on vacation the whole week, so we are staring hte week of BF. Next week(when it is warmer) I'll take down the Halloween lights (they are not on anymore) and put up the Christmas (won't be on till last week of November)..LOL

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