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Thread: When will you set up and decorate your Christmas Trees? Love to see photos of your Christmas decorations and trees

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    Would love to see photos of your Christmas trees and decorations

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    A house in the next block from me has lights on the house and all around the trees already lit up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sadiemae
    A house in the next block from me has lights on the house and all around the trees already lit up.
    WOW we need to get through the Thanksgiving holiday first!

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    I will start mine the day after thanks giving. First will be the outside decor then the inside.

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    On my way home tonight, you should see all of the Christmas decorations, I think everyone is fast this year because of the nice weather to put decorations and lights outside on the house and yard

    Quote Originally Posted by lisainmo
    Quote Originally Posted by Sadiemae
    A house in the next block from me has lights on the house and all around the trees already lit up.
    WOW we need to get through the Thanksgiving holiday first!

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    I'll be putting mine up Thanksgiving weekend. Hubby goes to the mountains with friends on Fri until Mon night. Every year I say I'm going to keep it simple....we'll see.

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    Waaay too early but my daughter spotted a tree in a neighbours house today too!

    We may not put up a tree this year as we are travelling to the inlaws. (But then again, we could just put it up early-definitely not until December though....)

    Decorations have been up in the shops for quite a while now. Last year, I was in our local shopping mall waaaay before Christmas and a foreign gentleman who was obviously visiting from somewhere in Asia approached me and said "excuse me- what festival are they celebrating here?" (of course you could not tell as, for some reason, it was mainly garlands of orange baubles). I don't know which of us was more embarassed as I explained to him that it was for Christmas, two months later!!!

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    Two weeks before Christmas. Our local Tesco`s has theirs up, and it is a pathetic one. :(

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    I put up my decorations and the tree 2 weeks before Christmas.
    Although i LOVE Christmas, i find that i can only handle all the stuff for a little wait. I don't want to have to dust all the decorations! It all comes down on New Years day. We have the grandkids over to do the tree(i fix it later on) while i put out all my little villages. It a whole lot of fun!

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    We usually put up our tree - a real one - on the 22nd or 23rd of December. Then it comes down on January 6th, Old Christmas Day. I do get other decorating done ahead of that time but usually not until the 2nd week or so of December.

    I don't like doing it too early because I get tired of it and it loses it specialness if all the Christmas stuff is there for weeks on end.

    I do put Christmas music on the player on December 1st. I start with the James Galway CD ( have for about 20 years or more) and then the absolute best Christmas CD ever -- Good News by Kathy Mattea. Just love that CD!

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    I am going to start next weekend. It takes several days. Yep, I go crazy.

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    we start the day after Thanksgiving and usually my husband is still decorating on Christmas eve, but this year he will be leaving the monday after Thanksgiving to work until Christmas. so he will have to have ALL the outside done b4 he goes, and I'll take care of the inside, this year we are doing traditional red & green. I told him I was going to do a "Blue" Christmas again this year because he wasn't going to be here lol

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    We usually start decorating after we eat Thanksgiving dinner. Since we have a house full of people we might as well put them to work! :wink:
    Since we live in the country and our house is not visible from the road we don't do a lot of outside decorating, but I like to make the house very Christmas-y inside. One thing I really miss from my childhood is having a real tree, but hubby is allergic...so we have a very pretty artificial tree.

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    No outside decorations any more. If I put it up I have to take it down. I am simplifying my life these days. I put my main tree in the basement sewing room, since that's where I have the most space and we have our family Christmas down there. I will probably have a small tree in the living room. I have a small "sewing tree" I set up every year. I will try to post pics when I have it all up, usually the weekend after Thanksgiving. I like to enjoy it all for the whole month, then down it all comes on New Years Day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by craftybear
    Would love to see photos of your Christmas trees and decorations
    The weekend after Thanksgiving is when we put the lights on the foundation shrubs and tall evergreen in the front of our home and the wreaths on the windows and front door. We have 2 small trees, their lights and decoratons each stored in their own huge plastic container, one is the 'fancy' one for the living room and the other has mostly handmade ornaments from our kids and grandkids - that goes in tv room. Getting older so sometimes I only put up one of the trees, depends on how much entertaining we do or if we are going to CA to spend Christmas with DS#3 and his family.

    Have a few special decorations that always go up, the red raspberry ornament from our first Christmas tree 55 years ago in Brooklyn, NY. The 2 angels I bought in 1960, the first year we lived in our home here in Jersey, each year they go in the same spot in the dining room hutch. I love to think about when and where the decorations came from. Over the years have added a few ornaments and decorations and also some quilted table runners. Hopefully this year I'll be adding a Christmas wall hanging for my kitchen. I love to see the dining room table with it's green tablecloth under my Christmas dishes, makes even a soup and sandwich lunch feel special. Everything slowly goes back into storage beginning the week after New Years. May in Jersey

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    We usually start Thanksgiving day, after we eat, but this year we'll be traveling so I'm not sure what we'll do. DH and I both LOVE the Christmas season so we want to the festive feel to start ASAP (but not before Tgiving is over). We just moved into a new house so I have no idea how we'll decorate b/c there isn't really anywhere to put anything. We don't like clutter so we purposely don't have bookshelves, regular shelves or anything, but that makes it hard for special occasions like Christmas. I have a feeling our scrawny artificial tree (I bought in college) won't look quite right either so we might go out in the woods and cut one for this year (and hope no one is allergic).

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