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for me...personally the season starts in September.....I will watch a movie from time to time and put out the Christmas cartoons for Kandice.......the same goes thru October......in those two months...my mind is Christmas all the time....by the end of October the christmas music is in my car all the time I usually decorate the place in the last week of November to have it all done by the 1 Adventsunday....and from then...the christmas markets start everywhere, christmas shopping is going into the last lap....
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wow, seems majority of people start before, on or right after Thanksgiving. I guess I am not early after all and everyone else is late hehe.
You are in good company here! I use to feel like I did Christmas stuff way too early. I noticed in the past several years in my neighborhood people start decorating around November 1st. That makes me happy!
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For me it starts around June,This is the time when I start my craft Supply list.I try to make alot of things before the season begins.I start to get excited about Christmas,thinking about the year before and what to do this year.Then when the kids go back in Sept. It really kicks in.I watch movies,listen to music,and make my crafts Ive bought the supplies for.Ahh I can't wait.
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While we listen to Christmas music throughout the year and start looking at Hobby Lobby's Christmas stuff in August, our celebration begins every year on Nov. 1. That's when we start decorating our home, watching Christmas movies, and begin our Christmas card process.
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I listen to Christmas music when ever I get that itch. The same goes for Christmas movies ( I have been itching a lot lately). I start shopping late August early September. I don't Decorate until the Sunday after Thanksgiving. I however don't usually take my Decorations down until Feb.
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I will listen to Christmas music whenever I feel like it, but the season proper for me starts on December the 1st with the opening of the 1st door on my Advent Calandar.
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I will watch Christmas movies and listen to Christmas CD's just about any time during the year. I'm on a roll these days! There is normally a few Christmas CD's in our player at any given time. I put our Christmas Tree up the first weekend in November. I'll take two days off from work to make it a 4-day weekend. It really is an "event" for me!
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I watch Christmas movies year round and listen to Christmas music throughout the year sporadically. I also plan and shop for Christmas year round. But, as far as the *actual* season...the day after Thanksgiving is when we really start.
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I watch christmas movies and listen to christmas music pretty much all year round, but the real prep starts around the end of october straight after halloween
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