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Old 10-16-2013, 01:03 PM
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First weekend of November or so. My friends think I'm nuts but then I always have to remind them and go, "you know how much I love Christmas...riiiight?"
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I'll start to decorate close to your Thanksgiving, our Thanksgiving which is in October is just a tad to early for me, but.......I do have coloured lights up all year round!
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We start the day after T-day and light up Dec. 1st. and then they are lit for 1 month until Dec. 31st. However since our decorations are very extensive, and T-day is late this year, we will indeed start early inside for sure so we can put our efforts into the outside which takes a week to get all up.
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I'll start to decorate close to your Thanksgiving, our Thanksgiving which is in October is just a tad to early for me, but.......I do have coloured lights up all year round!
Oh, I have been wanting to have coloured or white lights up all year round for so long! I wish to buy any type of lights on sale after Christmas so I could hang them up next year.
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Must be the English in me, I start right after Halloween. I like to enjoy my holiday for the whole season.....I just picked up another palm Christmas Tree and a Reindeer on the Roof.
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Have you all set a date for putting up your christmas decorations? I am planning on either the last weekend in Nov or first weekend in December.

I usually start with a few things and gradually build on it over a few days. I try not to stress myself out by doing it all in one day. It's impossible with the children and there is so much to go up.

What are you plans?

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I can't believe it's been almost a year since I posted this and here we are again getting ready to put up decorations for Christmas 2013! Wow!

Well this year I am starting a little earlier, perhaps from mid November. Last year I was very ill throughout the last couple weeks of Christmas and I missed out celebrating to the full. I think I deserve to make up for it this year LOL!

I put up the decorations gradually over a few days. I don't like to rush it and it is something I enjoy and look forward to! The tree will probably go up the first weekend in December though. We get a real one and I'd like it to stay fresh. This year I want to put up outdoor lights on one of the garden trees. I will probably do this last weekend in November.

Exciting times ahead !!
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The Buckeye tree in the basement will go up, probably early November!
Why would you want to mess up a Christmas tree by putting Ohio State stuff on it.

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As of right now, I have my Christmas Countdown on our end table. Other than that, I think most of our decorations will (probably) go up between November 8-9 or the 15-16. While decorating is my job, Kim tells me when to start.
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I will start the first weekend in Nov. It may take me longer this year so this is the first year I have been working in a while. But I can't wait to get started.

I have 4 full size trees to put up ,plus everything else. Now I'm getting extra excited!!!
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