Christmas TogetherWe're here year round and even though we are scattered all over the world and most of us have never met face-to-face we find ways to celebrate the season together. From our annual Christmas exchanges to scheduled chats our Christmasing together is discussed here.
The Best of Christmas Sitcoms
My Top Ten list would not be complete without:
All in the Family - Christmas at the Bunkers
Andy Griffith Christmas episode
Dick Van Dyke Christmas episode
Mary Tyler Moore 1st Christmas episode...
Remember when Black Friday was on Friday?
Imagine what will happen if the stores are allowed to stay open all night Christmas Eve until lunch time on Christmas Day! This year, more than 50,000 restaurants, bars, convenience stores and...
My Dog Sam
Dear Abby, I too was picked on when I was a child and I too turned to our dog Queenie. She always gave me love and she always listened. Bless you.
I usually put indoor/outdoor fall decorations out the first week of September. Those come down the first few days of October when we put all the Halloween stuff out. After that comes more fall and Thanksgiving decorations the first days of November. We put the Christmas tree up before Thanksgiving but don't put anything else Christmasy out until Black Friday. By December 1st all the Christmas decorations are up!
I like to have all my decorations up for at least a month before I have to take them down and put something else out!
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The weekend before or after the start of fall we will decorate inside and outside for fall/halloween. Outside we do corn stalks, hay bales, scare crows, real pumpkins of all sizes (we carve a pumpkin or 2 a couple days before halloween). String garland of fall leaves with orange lighst around the deck and step rails. Black lights (actually dark purple lights) around the front bushes. inflatable pumpkins and blow mold pumpkins. Fall Wreath on the front door.
Nov 1st the pumkins and black lights come down and the inflatable turkey goes up.
Thanksgiving weekend all fall decorations come down and Christmas decorations go up.
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I have to control myself and not start decorating too early. By August 1st I'm already thinking fall and Halloween, but I try to control myself until at least September 1st before I decorate for fall. I dont always suceed though!
November 1st I take down Halloween and put up Thanksgiving, but my poor turkeys never make it to Turkey Day because I just can't wait to put up my Christmas items.
I do tend to take my decorations down fairly quickly. I think because I put them up so early it feels like it's been long enough for me.
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Since I live with my parents, my mum is deciding when we put our decorations up.
We usually do seasonal decorations like this:
Spring decorations starts arount March and stays up until June. Sommer decorations are up from Summer to September/October (depending on the weather). Fall decorations are up from September/October until a week before the first advent and stays until Epiphany.
__________________ Whenever there is happiness, hope you’ll be there too. Wherever there are friendly smiles, hope they’ll smile on you. Whenever there is sunshine, hope it shine especially for you. To make each day for you, as bright as it can be. from Ireland