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When are you putting up your Christmas decorations?
Old 11-07-2021, 06:33 AM
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It's still 70ish here and very Fall, like, so I'm not "quite" ready. However, once the first snow falls, I may break down and decorate my mantle. I won't put up my tree until December, but I just love how the lights on my mantle bring joy and peace to our home. I figure this year might be the year many decorate early. I've already seen quite a few outside lights shining brightly.


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Old 11-07-2021, 06:34 AM
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Iím putting out my glass pumpkins and autumn leaves today. Christmas goes up a few days after Thanksgiving.
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Old 11-07-2021, 06:44 AM
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Normally, I do it right after Thanksgiving, but Iíve already got the urge and am trying to restrain myself.
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Old 11-07-2021, 06:45 AM
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I’ll decorate for Christmas during the week of Thanksgiving. I always take everything down around New Years.

I’ve seen a lot of people who started decorating on November 1st but as much as I love the holiday decorations, it starts to feel cluttered if I have it out for too long.

I do fall decorations, no Halloween, and those are up from mid October until Thanksgiving.
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Old 11-07-2021, 07:12 AM
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I like to wait until the first or second weekend of December. If i put them up any earlier I get tired of them by the time the 25th arrives. Usually take them down shortly after Jan. 1.


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Old 11-07-2021, 07:19 AM
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I like to wait until after Thanksgiving, but DH wants to do it now.
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Old 11-07-2021, 07:28 AM
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Not until Advent, so I guess it will be the Sunday after Thanksgiving. If I go with a real tree this year, I'll wait a couple of weeks for that.
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Old 11-07-2021, 07:47 AM
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I will put up everything but my tree the week after Thanksgiving. My tree will go up when my daughter and granddaughter make it over the mountains hopefully the second week of December. We will also bake cookies, make our favorite soup, watch Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer, eat peppermint ice cream and visit Santaóall of our favorite holiday traditions. These few days together are more precious to me than Christmas Day.
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Old 11-07-2021, 08:17 AM
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I just put up my winter garland around the window in my kitchen. I just love those clear twinkly lights when I wander downstairs in the morning.

The rest of my decorations will go up the day after Thanksgiving and start to come down on the day after Christmas. We leave for Arizona during the first week of January and I do not want them up when we come home in April. Spring is for sun and flowers!
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Old 11-07-2021, 08:35 AM
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The day after Thanksgiving if weíre celebrating Thanksgiving at home. If weíre going to be out of town I do it before so it will already be decorated for Christmas when we return home.



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Old 11-07-2021, 08:36 AM
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I enjoyed reading all of these responses. Thank you for sharing. It gets me geared up for the seasons! Right now I'm just internalizing the time change today .

This year I partially decorated for fall by putting together a mini pumpkin patch with a hay barrel on my fireplace and placed some mini's on my mantle . If people come to my house ( other than the 4 of us) I will add more if not I will perhaps begin decorating on Sat. after Thanksgiving for Advent and Christmas.. The tree never gets decorated until the night before Christmas Eve.

Covid changed some traditions because my daughters and I always attended the community Nutcracker performance the Sat. night after Thanksgiving but now it's been postponed.
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Old 11-07-2021, 09:04 AM
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I get the Christmas boxes out of the closet on Dec 1. I start with the outside lights and decorate the inside of the house, adding one area at a time until I'm done around Dec 15. We haven't had a tree for about 10 years so I put all the tree decorations in the windows or hanging off the mantel. I take everything down at once on Jan 2.
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Old 11-07-2021, 09:28 AM
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I like to do it Halloween night, but I've been procrastinating some things. I want to get those things DONE so I can do it tonight!
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Old 11-07-2021, 09:31 AM
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Iím bringing everything down out of the attic today. I will probably do the inside next weekend when I donít have the kids around.

Outside will wait until thanksgiving week. Iím off the whole week so I can slowly do the outside.
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Old 11-07-2021, 10:00 AM
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Always after Thanksgiving. I do a little bit at a time and usually begin those days I'm off over Thanksgiving weekend. Every time I head downstairs with laundry, I bring something up to put out. I don't like the clutter of boxes all around so bit by bit it goes up and comes down.
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Old 11-07-2021, 10:06 AM
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Day after Thanksgiving - if I can get all the kids together. Otherwise, it'll be a few days after that.
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Old 11-07-2021, 10:36 AM
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We put up outside lights this weekend, before any snow flies. We donít turn them on until after Thanksgiving. The rest of the outside decorations and all of the inside decorations go up after Thanksgiving.
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Old 11-07-2021, 10:42 AM
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Usually during Thanksgiving break. I like my fall decorations until then.
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Old 11-07-2021, 10:44 AM
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Thanksgiving weekend

I love the Christmas season!


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Old 11-07-2021, 11:12 AM
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We do our outside lights and decorations the weekend before Thanksgiving and then do my in laws and our inside Thanksgiving weekend. We have been doing less at the in-laws the past few years. Putting up and taking down 2 houses is getting old, not going to be much longer and DH can just do his parents by himself.
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Old 11-07-2021, 11:59 AM
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We always do it the Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend.
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Old 11-07-2021, 12:32 PM
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Husband makes me wait til at leas the first weekend of December.
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Old 11-07-2021, 01:20 PM
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Usually the 1st or 2nd weekend in Dec. Empty nesters. Don't put out a lot. I do have a couple items I really like that I might put out right after Thanksgiving. Last year coming home each day and turning those on when we had just gone full remote helped me destress a bit each day
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Old 11-07-2021, 01:33 PM
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We usually put up our Christmas decorations the day after Thanksgiving and take them down on December 31st for our New Year's Eve.
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Old 11-07-2021, 03:03 PM
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I just told my DS they can put up the tree /decorations the day after Thanksgiving. His GF is really excited about Christmas. I am refusing to do it this year. Last year I had the C19 funk on Thanksgiving. I developed bronchitis then pneumonia. He put a tree up in his room but refused to help me out with the rest of the house. If he thinks Iím doing it for him this year, he has lost his mind.
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Old 11-07-2021, 03:50 PM
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I always decorate the weekend after Thanksgiving. I really like my fall decorations (fall, not Halloween) so I'm enjoying having those up right now.

I'm not sure the tree is going to happen this year, now that I have young cats who will be very interested in playing in it . I had a senior cat who was too lazy, previously. I'm going to set it out without decorations for a bit and see how it goes/see if it's even worth decorating it. It's pretty small, so I also had the thought that I could carry it into/lock it in the bathroom each night until I'm home from school the next day, but that seems like a lot of work.

Growing up, my mom would put our cat in the basement in December and he was only allowed out with supervision. I'm too much of a cat lady for that . I'd rather have my cats out than the tree.
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Old 11-07-2021, 05:58 PM
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I canít make myself do it until after Thanksgiving. Iíve had some years where we waited until December. I have lots of fall decor up and in fact I just bought a new pretty fall wreath yesterday.
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Old 11-07-2021, 06:47 PM
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I am not going to be home the week of Thanksgiving. I might be ready in December, but I really just haven't felt the joy of Christmas for several years-more than just the pandemic.

I love twinkly lights, so maybe I can make myself put some lights up. I do have a plastic snowman I pull out and plug into the front of the house. That has been it for at least 5 years. Dh put some lights up last year (for the first time I ever remember him doing it...)
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Old 11-07-2021, 08:12 PM
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I really streamline my decorating now days. I just don't like too much stuff around. My kids are grown, but the grandkids come over frequently so I don't want breakables within their reach. Decorating starts on Thanksgiving for me.
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Old 11-08-2021, 05:38 AM
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Iím shooting for the day after Thanksgiving. Iím looking forward to holiday lights and shiny ornaments!
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Old 11-08-2021, 10:55 AM
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Sometime after Thanksgiving the Saturday after.

It's bittersweet as both my parents are gone. They enjoyed the bright decorations. I have a large home and plan to decorate every room.

Will get my tree first weekend in December i hope.
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Usually after Thanksgiving
Old 11-08-2021, 11:46 AM
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But this year I have a guest coming right after Thanksgiving and I want the house to be all decorated for Christmas. So I have already started decorating. My tree is almost finished. Yeah!
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Old 11-08-2021, 07:25 PM
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1956BD~Yay!! Post pics if you'd like to! I think I'm going to decorate my mantel this weekend! Really in the mood for soft white lights.
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