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Old 10-09-2012, 02:55 AM
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holly What will you be doing to celebrate the start of the Christmas Season?

Hi all,

I was just wondering with just 36 days to the official start of the christmas season, have you got something planned to mark the start of the festive season?

Is there some small or large gesture that you do each year or plan to do this year to welcome the season.

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I'm not sure! I hope that I at least *start* some of my Christmas shopping. I'm way behind this year, and ironically enough, I have more people to buy gifts for than ever, so...ha. I think I need to get to shopping.
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I'm not sure! I hope that I at least *start* some of my Christmas shopping. I'm way behind this year, and ironically enough, I have more people to buy gifts for than ever, so...ha. I think I need to get to shopping.
Shopping sounds like a nice way to welcome the season . I also need to get cracking with mine.
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Craft fair

There's a local huge craft fair that's the Saturday before thanksgivng every year and that how I bring in the start of the Christmas season for me. Followed by the ever loving Black Friday where I'm hoping to score some good deals this year
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I always take part in the final countdown on here and then ring in the Season with traditional Christmas music for the first time of the year. It's going to be another magical Season!
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Here in Pittsburgh, Christmas "unofficially" begins on Light-Up Night... this year November 16th... and to commemorate that event, I'll be having a "Launch Party" for my NEW Christmas comic, Christmas Eve Holiday Grab Bag at Pittsburgh's Toonseum, a cartoon art museum in downtown Pittsburgh... if you're in the area, stop by... more details as plans are firmer...

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I love Halloween but when it hits November 1st, it's time to take all the Halloween decorations down and get into the swing of Christmas. SO come Nov 1, I will remove Halloween and start organizing the Christmas decorations.

I start planning when to get the tree and really begin listening to Christmas music full time. My ipod basically switches completely to Christmas music. I light more holiday scented candles and start planning my Thanksgiving menu too.

This year I'm not making our family's Thanksgiving meal though so it will be a bit different to just sort of sit back and relax on the big day.
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Loading my MP3 player and iPad with Christmas music ... I've been listening to some for a while already, but I save some of it especially for the season. Around the start of the season I also like to visit the local garden center, which becomes a huge Christmas decorating and gift center. Wouldn't hurt to start a little gift-wrapping around then, either.
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I am considering a cookie party to kick off the holiday season this year. It may be a good opportunity to meet the neighbors in my new apartment building and give me an excuse to bake sugar cookies. I may borrow MerryCarey's idea of filling my iPad with Christmas favorites. Christmas items are finding their way in stores now to give ideas for decorating.
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I've started my shopping, but have a long way to go. I'll really be in the holiday spirit, when I shop and the stores have Christmas songs playing, and all the stores are decorated for Christmas. I get so excited about all the preparing, decorating my house, baking, sending Christmas cards and wrapping gifts.
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