when do you put up your Christmas tree?

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  1. elisabethkcmo profile image74
    elisabethkcmoposted 8 years ago

    some people put it up right after Thanksgiving, some wait until closer to Christmas..

    1. starme77 profile image69
      starme77posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Depends on the mood , put it up  a couple weeks ago this year to help bring my spirits up , I love the smell of a fresh fir tree and it helps to make me feel happy , so since I need to do something to make me feel happy I put it on up. In the years where I am allready bubbly and busy and happy feeling , I'm usually a bit lazy about it and do it about a week before xmas

    2. Specialk3749 profile image60
      Specialk3749posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      We just put ours up tonight!  The kids were beginning to think we were not going to get one and I was beginning to think so too.  I was scheduled for a c-section today, but it was changed till Monday. 

      "Usually", we wait till afer all December birthdays then put up the tree...now we are going to have a December 21 birthday!  I guess we are going to have to change our tradition somehow.

  2. Uninvited Writer profile image81
    Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago

    I'm putting it up this week. I'll take it down probably on January 2nd.

    1. elisabethkcmo profile image74
      elisabethkcmoposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I haven't put mine up yet, plus the cat always climbs up the tree and knocks the ornaments off...

      1. starme77 profile image69
        starme77posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        LOL sorry but that is funny  the a cat in the x-mas tree haha lol smile I like that one

        1. elisabethkcmo profile image74
          elisabethkcmoposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          plus we can't put bows on the presents cause she tears them off

          1. Uninvited Writer profile image81
            Uninvited Writerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            I have to keep the presents up high or my cat will chew them. So, I put stuffed animals under the tree smile

            1. elisabethkcmo profile image74
              elisabethkcmoposted 8 years agoin reply to this
    2. shazwellyn profile image66
      shazwellynposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Same here!  I wouldn't really do it, if it weren't for the children x

      1. elisabethkcmo profile image74
        elisabethkcmoposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        me too, trying to get motivated for my kid...

  3. Bredavies profile image72
    Bredaviesposted 8 years ago

    Right after Thanksgiving.

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    Crazdwriterposted 8 years ago

    Usually my parents and I put ours up closer to Christmas. But this is my hubby and mine first xmas tree together and he got it free from the base so we have had it up for 2 weeks now

  5. Misha profile image69
    Mishaposted 8 years ago

    December 25th smile

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    lyricsingrayposted 8 years ago

    this weekend big_smile but I don't do it lovely hubby does big_smile

  7. rebekahELLE profile image88
    rebekahELLEposted 8 years ago

    hi misha, dec 25th, do you celebrate then or in Jan?


    we put ours up a week ago.

    1. Misha profile image69
      Mishaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Nah, we celebrate New Year Eve, and you can get Xmas trees for almost nothing on Dec 24th evening, and for nothing on Dec 25th in US smile

  8. Cagsil profile image81
    Cagsilposted 8 years ago

    Not celebrating it this year, so no Christmas tree.

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      lyricsingrayposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      sad  I'll be here on Christmas and we can hang in the last post forum together and celebrate big_smile

      1. Cagsil profile image81
        Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I'll more than likely be here all day Christmas. So, whomever I see, I'll see. lol lol

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          lyricsingrayposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          I said I would be grinch!!!!!!!!!!! lol

          1. Cagsil profile image81
            Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Why you going to steal my Christmas? It's already gone!

            How can you steal something that doesn't exist? lol lol

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              Denno66posted 8 years agoin reply to this

              You just made Santa mad.

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                lyricsingrayposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                lol  lol  lol

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                lyricsingrayposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                yikes

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      Denno66posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I'll be in your neck of the woods on Christmas Eve.

  9. Sue Adams profile image94
    Sue Adamsposted 8 years ago

    Oh, but you can't not celebrate Cagsil, I's all around you.

  10. Karina S. profile image59
    Karina S.posted 8 years ago

    Right after Thanksgiving day and will keep it till January 7, that is when we celebrate Christmas (Orthodox)

  11. Sue Adams profile image94
    Sue Adamsposted 8 years ago

    My tree is up.

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    Denno66posted 8 years ago

    Tree still isn't up yet.

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      lyricsingrayposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      yikes

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        Denno66posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Yeah, been a Hell of a month, Oi.

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    lyricsingrayposted 8 years ago

    yikes

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      lyricsingrayposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      who said steal? yikes

      1. Cagsil profile image81
        Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Well, you said 'grinch' and the last movie the Grinch played in was The Grinch who stole Christmas. Wasn't it? lol lol

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    lyricsingrayposted 8 years ago

    seriously beetles or the rolling stones? lol

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    Denno66posted 8 years ago

    The Walrus was Paul......I'm just sayin'...

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      lyricsingrayposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      pee. seriously. and what thread are we in? pee lol

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    lyricsingrayposted 8 years ago

    Hey Denno what would be an appropriate response to pee? lol

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      Denno66posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Poop!

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        lyricsingrayposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        cool

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          Denno66posted 8 years agoin reply to this

          That will always be the standard response, oh cool glasses one. big_smile

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            lyricsingrayposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            roll  lol  tongue

      2. Cagsil profile image81
        Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        lol

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    lyricsingrayposted 8 years ago

    Am I alone here with my Charlie Brown Christmas tree ah yikes

  18. readytoescape profile image60
    readytoescapeposted 8 years ago

    The insanity at my house started the weekend before Thanksgiving when my beautiful nutty wife started the first tree and all the trouble.

    There is now a 200+ sq ft Multi tiered Dept 56 lighted house Xmas village, 60K lights outside,
    5 sets of trains,
    4 Christmas trees,
    3 lighted wreaths,
    2 costumed dogs,
    and One really tired husband.

    1. Cagsil profile image81
      Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Glad I'm not you. lol lol lol

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        lyricsingrayposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        lol  lol  lol

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      Denno66posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Which village?

      1. readytoescape profile image60
        readytoescapeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Combination of North Pole and New England

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          Denno66posted 8 years agoin reply to this

          My step-son has the Dickens Village, around 50 houses so far. It takes 4 to 5 hours to set up the town scene!

          1. readytoescape profile image60
            readytoescapeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            I lost count, but it's about that many not including all the accs. but it takes about 5 days to do it all. I have to recustomize all the electrical connections each year. My wife can never set it up the same way twice

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              Denno66posted 8 years agoin reply to this

              The wiring sequence kills me. I run out of extension cords every year.

              1. readytoescape profile image60
                readytoescapeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                I have extras this year, I put my foot down and refused to put the other 40K lights in boxes on the front porch up in the oak trees this year so if ya need some....

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                  Denno66posted 8 years agoin reply to this

                  I need about six, if that's alright. big_smile

                  1. readytoescape profile image60
                    readytoescapeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                    Indoor or outdoor, how long, 6ft, 12, 25, 50 or 100Ft think about about 15 of each

    3. ThoughtfulSpot profile image66
      ThoughtfulSpotposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Starting to see why your name is readytoescape! lol! My husband started computer programming our outdoor lights last year.  The adventure continues...

      As for OP - We put it up about when we've determined it won't survive laying on the porch w/o water anymore and take it down just after it becomes a fire hazard.

      1. readytoescape profile image60
        readytoescapeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I'm still old school, transformers and timing relays, but i'm getting readytoretire instead of escape

        1. ThoughtfulSpot profile image66
          ThoughtfulSpotposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Its either going to be his great joy, or drive him to the nuthouse.  Funny thing is, I'm the one with the electrical and design background... so, I unfortunately know enough to worry about him.

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      lyricsingrayposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      big_smile  Merry Christmas hmm:

      1. readytoescape profile image60
        readytoescapeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks I needed that

    5. ajcor profile image61
      ajcorposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Youn are kidding right?

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    sneakorocksolidposted 8 years ago

    Today!

  20. earnestshub profile image90
    earnestshubposted 8 years ago

    I put my smallest grandchild up there!
    She fits the star on top this year. smile

  21. tapple profile image56
    tappleposted 8 years ago

    Put our christmas tree up for a week now. I love christmas time!

  22. readytoescape profile image60
    readytoescapeposted 8 years ago

    I really miss the days of C-9 bulbs and pennies in the fuse box

    1. ThoughtfulSpot profile image66
      ThoughtfulSpotposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      HA! It's funny, I make the penny joke often and our interns look at me with this deer in headlights/are you nuts kind of expression on their face.  Makes me feel way too old.  I guess I need to be careful that I don't find one of them actually trying it... bless their inexperienced, all-too-wifty, asking to be electrocuted hearts.

  23. emievil profile image77
    emievilposted 8 years ago

    December 1 smile

  24. kmackey32 profile image67
    kmackey32posted 8 years ago

    I usually put my tree up the day after Thanksgiving.

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      Denno66posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Isn't it brown by Christmas?

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        lyricsingrayposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        lol

        when do sheep eat their trees? lol

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          Denno66posted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Who said anything about trees? big_smile

      2. kmackey32 profile image67
        kmackey32posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Nope. Its a 9 foot tree and fake. lol

  25. habee profile image94
    habeeposted 8 years ago

    Usually the weekend after Thanksgiving.

  26. readytoescape profile image60
    readytoescapeposted 8 years ago

    But I have to admit, the trains are mine. In Ho, On30 and G scales actually have about 10 or 12 sets, and about 1/2 a mile of track

    1. earnestshub profile image90
      earnestshubposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I need to visit! smile That sounds like heaven. smile

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    Denno66posted 8 years ago

    I used to have a huge set of those. I regret letting those things go *sigh*

    1. readytoescape profile image60
      readytoescapeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I did too, so I went out and bought all new Last year

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    Denno66posted 8 years ago

    When I give the houses back to my step-son, I;m going to have to come up with a theme of my own(I've been collecting the houses for about 15 years now)

    1. readytoescape profile image60
      readytoescapeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      you can do both, just get Bachmann On30 scale Trains, they are scaled to match the Dept 56 houses.

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        Denno66posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Really. Thanks that is good to know, seriously.

        1. readytoescape profile image60
          readytoescapeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Its real, I have one set up on my villages, actually I have three sets but 2 are pre 1900's antique stye HO so they fit as well

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            Denno66posted 8 years agoin reply to this

            I now have a game plan. Thanks a bunch. big_smile

            1. readytoescape profile image60
              readytoescapeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              Anytime, check out the bachmann trains website that's where I got the ideas for mine, but I found better pricing on Ebay and Ihobbies. Watch out for used stuff on ebay though lots of copied pics ya know

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                Denno66posted 8 years agoin reply to this

                Dept 56 Houses used would scare me.

  29. readytoescape profile image60
    readytoescapeposted 8 years ago

    We've actually had some good luck with that, but we did contact the sellers before we bought. We have found alot of times the stuff is being sold by an hier of a collector. Great way to get retired pieces. I was able to complete the Orignal North Pole wreath set that way last year.

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      Denno66posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I would have to see the piece before I bought it; retired ones can also be unbelievably tough to find.

      1. readytoescape profile image60
        readytoescapeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Our entire collection is now retired. The last piece, the Gondola retired Dec 1

  30. bojanglesk8 profile image60
    bojanglesk8posted 8 years ago

    My family never puts up an Xmas tree.

  31. profile image0
    Denno66posted 8 years ago

    That sounds unChristmas-like.

  32. tobey100 profile image59
    tobey100posted 8 years ago

    Day after Thanksgiving.  My grandmother leaves her's up year round.  She's 95.  Says she loves the lights and she's too damn old to put it up and take it down.  Makes sense to me.

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    cosetteposted 8 years ago

    well i got the tree up. tomorrow i will string lights and decorate it smile

  34. elisabethkcmo profile image74
    elisabethkcmoposted 8 years ago

    ok, We put up the tree, but now most of the lights don't work... time to go to Target!

  35. DogSiDaed profile image54
    DogSiDaedposted 8 years ago

    Tomorrow smile

  36. elisabethkcmo profile image74
    elisabethkcmoposted 8 years ago

    my tree is up at least, still not decorated
    and the cat keeps trying to climb it...

    1. Will Apse profile image90
      Will Apseposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      One of the proudest moments of my life was when my dog Buster finally cocked his leg to pee. Before then. like most puppies, he squatted. It would have been even prouder if he hadn't chosen my mother's Xmas tree to grow up on.

      1. Uninvited Writer profile image81
        Uninvited Writerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        lol

  37. Chloe Comfort profile image56
    Chloe Comfortposted 8 years ago

    Usually right after Thanksgiving but really whenever my husband gets a chance get it out of storage.

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    AdviceDoctorposted 8 years ago

    Thanksgiving. Take it down around January 1st

  39. Uninvited Writer profile image81
    Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago

    Well, I just put up the tree tonight. Sitting here sipping on some Southern Comfort and admiring my work smile

  40. Beth100 profile image71
    Beth100posted 8 years ago

    When I finally stop playing around in the forums tonight...  lol

  41. Mama Sez profile image69
    Mama Sezposted 8 years ago

    We put up our Christmas tree 1st week of December and take it down 1st week of January after the three kings (Jan 6).  So basically we enjoy having it for a month.

  42. blondepoet profile image66
    blondepoetposted 8 years ago

    I put mine up in November was too excited to wait any longer .It will probably come down in Febraury or March in  time for Easter. It is a lot more work putting it away than putting it up.

 
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