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Old 08-18-2013, 12:36 PM
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Well this year we have a late Thanksgiving in the U.S. In my family we usually start decorating for Christmas the day after. Is anyone else thinking of readjusting their schedule or do you decorate earlier for Christmas?
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I'll be decorating early this year! We always do our outside lights the first nice weather day in November - we just wait until Thanksgiving to turn them on. But this year, I'll definitely do more than just the outside lights early. Not only because of the late date of Thanksgiving, but also because I'll most likely be having minor surgery right after Thanksgiving and I want to have it all finished before hand.
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We talked about this the other day....we always put up decorations like the tree and inside stuff the first weekend of Nov, but we usually don't turn on lights until the night after Thanksgiving. That will probably change...we will turn them on the weekend before Thanksgiving....
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We will be setting up the village earlier, but the inside decorations has to be done the day after. Perhaps we will set up the outside lights earlier then switch them on later, I like that idea.
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The only year we decorated early was the year my family came for Thanksgiving in our new house. Otherwise, I always decorate the Saturday after Thanksgiving. I don't think DH would go for doing it a week earlier, but you never know!
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Nope.. We do all of our Christmas Decorating starting the day after Thanksgiving. We decorate for fall, halloween and Thanksgiving and we enjoy those decorations just as much as our Christmas Decorations. Now we may leave our Christmas decorations up a little longer than normal .. we shall see
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I think we might get our tree the weekend prior, so long as the tree farm is open. I do not enjoy this late Thanksgiving thing! We always put our lights up early in November and we will probably turn them on prior to THanksgiving. It takes me a few days to get everything in order so I will definitely be starting early this year!
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I cannot believe how late it is this year...I may start some early decorating as well..maybe not the tree but I may have a combo Christmas/fall theme on T-day!
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Well this year we have a late Thanksgiving in the U.S. In my family we usually start decorating for Christmas the day after. Is anyone else thinking of readjusting their schedule or do you decorate earlier for Christmas?
Usually when Thanksgiving is late, I start decorating the Thursday before! This year it will depend who is hosting our family's Thanksgiving. If we have it at our house, I will have to wait until after Thanksgiving ! My tree takes up too much room for the nearly 50 people who will be at our house & I like to have the house decorated for the Holiday we are celebrating! Soooo... I guess I will have to wait & see! Maybe I need to start a rule that I will only host Thanksgiving the years it's early!!
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I think we might get our tree the weekend prior, so long as the tree farm is open. I do not enjoy this late Thanksgiving thing! We always put our lights up early in November and we will probably turn them on prior to THanksgiving. It takes me a few days to get everything in order so I will definitely be starting early this year!
I agree - I don't like the late Thanksgiving either!

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I cannot believe how late it is this year...I may start some early decorating as well..maybe not the tree but I may have a combo Christmas/fall theme on T-day!
I feel like we are getting gyped out of a week of our Christmas decorations if we wait until after Thanksgiving! I know I can keep them up later, but it's just not the same! I like having them up through all the anticipation...
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