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View Poll Results: When do you countdown for Christmas?
I start counting down on December 26th each year. 45 60.81%
I start counting down in the summer. 17 22.97%
After Labor Day my countdown gets serious. 9 12.16%
I don't countdown until my December advent calendar tells me to. 3 4.05%
Voters: 74. You may not vote on this poll

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star How do you countdown to Christmas?

Well now, I know we've got the biggest countdown to Christmas right here on MMC and so it might seem a silly question.

But what do you do OFFLINE to count down to Christmas?
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We have three ways to countdown to Christmas at our house.

1. DD has her own Sesame Street countdown hanging on her bedroom door. There a big Elmo & a Christmas tree with 25 buttons on it. There are 25 small square ornaments with a number on one side & a Sesame Street character or Christmas symbol on the other side. Each night she pulls a number & hangs it on a button.

2. I printed off a Santa face with 24 numbered circles on it. Each night DD puts one cotton ball on the face.

3. I printed off a picture of Jesus, Mary & Joseph, with 24 stars above them. Each night DD colors one star.

We do all of these just before DD goes to bed. Some nights we get too busy & have to do multiple nights on one night! This year, I'll try to just do one each night!
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Maaaan, I clicked the wrong option. I meant to say that I countdown starting December 26th. Can I change it? I know, I know...always a problem child.
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I start on Dec 26th

BUT on Dec 1st I start with a Chocolate Advents Calender
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I usually countdown from the 26th of December....but it gets really serious during summer.....about right now ......and of course.....from December 1st...there is the anual Christmas Adventscalendar with 24 doors, since we celebrate it on the 24th....and with the advent s wreath....lightening a candle each sunday before Christmas.....it is four candles
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For me its a lots of things
New year.10 months :~{
Then its easter..about 9 months to christmas
Kids getting there holidays(in northern ireland that the last day of june) about 6 months to christmas
Then the kids going back to school(thats the 1st day of sept)about 4 months to christmas
Then halloween..i look forward to it just to get it over .about 2 months to christmas
1st nov. decorations put out in my shops..:~}}
After that its full stream ahead
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all year of course, that is why I hang out here so much!
We also use advent calendars in December to add excitement to the final days of the count down.
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I'm one that starts counting down immediately on Dec. 26th!
I always feel a little sad and nostalgic the following day, so counting down right away really helps me snap out of it faster, and also gives me something special to look forward to

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