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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%
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Old 08-10-2011, 04:22 PM
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I mark the calendar in 10 day increments( 90, 80, 70, etc.) to November 1 (start playing Christmas music all the time), Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, & Christmas Day in August.
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I really start countdown on my birthday in August, but I get more serious about it on Labor Day--but every holiday in the fall is a signpost on the way!
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I don't find myself "counting down" until my first Christmas catalog come in mid August. Now that doesn't mean that I don't listen to Christmas music or watch Christmas movies all year. Recently in a heat wave I cooled down with Its a Wonderful Life, Miracle on 34th St and Christmas Vacation. On my Roku, I listen to Christmas music constantly. Merry Christmas!
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Old 08-11-2011, 12:54 AM
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As soon as Christmas is nearing an end I am back on the forums saying how wonderful it was and cant wait till next year, then I head to bed wake up and say now theres 365 more days to go. Plus I have an App on my phone that keeps my countdown going.
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I enjoy Christmas all year and in the summer I really start thinking about it, but it isn't until September when I really start getting serious about counting down. Just something about the fall weather and all the fun activities just starts preparing my heart for the holidays!
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Old 08-11-2011, 10:24 AM
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I also start with the advent calendar of chocolates on Dec1.
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My Grandma always buys each of my kids a advent chocolate calendar but I also have a little snowman countdown and I try to start at 99 days

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I also get my little Snowman out at the 99 days to go mark! So not long now really
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I don't buy an advent calendar exactly...I got a cloth one a bunch of years ago that has little pockets where I put the types of chocolates that I like (and also ones my boyfriend likes) so we can countdown with the good stuff!

Of course then we don't get to open the little windows but it's still fun.

I've always wanted one of those large advent calendars like in the movie Christmas Vacation. It's so neat!
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This countdown will be hard to understand for someone who doesn't go through the scorching Texas summers. This is why mine starts in the Summer.

Here's how it goes - - We'll be cruising along with nothing much to remind me about Christmas except my Christmas music radio stations and playlists. The heat deprives all brain cells and senses of anything but survive-the-heat-mode.

About July, ESPN Classic starts showing college football games from the previous year. - - - This gets me in the mood for this year's college football season - - - College football reminds me that in a month or so, that first cool breeze is going to blow in that we haven't felt since the previous year. - - - That gets my mind wrapped around that anxious feeling you have when you know Christmas is coming. - - - Then, around Halloween the Christmas feeling kicks in full gear.

Another seasonal countdown clock I use is Walmart. We live in a very small town and Walmart is the main shopping facility. About August, I start watching the fabric department for the annual Fall colors in fabrics, flowers, candles, etc. When I see those I know it won't be long.
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