Long before the German kings of England, and then Albert in 1841, the bringing of green stuff into the home is an ancient, Celtic tradition at this time of the year to celebrate the death of the Sun King, the mid-winter solstice, and his rebirth 4 days later, as the days start to get noticeably longer. Their celebrations tended to last - one week, or two weeks, or a month, so if we work on, possible, traditional dates for introducing green stuff, we have - 14/12, 07/12, 23/11. But not 06/11, when TESCO had theirs up this year:-)
I have always left decorating our home including trees until the sunday before Christmas..this year it was done on 1st dec as I am going away for a week on 13th and will be too busy when I get home...i dont think there is any correct date..BUT the shops do it far too early !!
WELL! This year, we decided to put up a real christmas tree (which we haven't done in years) right after Thanksgiving/beginning of December. Well... it could be the kind of tree that we chose, but the branches are getting a tad bit droopy already haha. Every once in a while, we hear a little ornament drop from one saggy branch to another haha. I would advise waiting till mid-december to put up a tree.
The day after Thanksgiving is the best day to put up your christmas tree, i do it that way every year, and i don't take it down until the day after New Years. It's the way my mom and dad did it so that's the way i do it and have been doing it for the last 15 years.
by elisabethkcmo 8 years ago
some people put it up right after Thanksgiving, some wait until closer to Christmas..
by Ryan Hupfer 9 years ago
I wanted to share that me and my girlfriend decided to put up our Christmas tree last weekend since we had some time over the Thanksgiving holiday. After putting it up I started thinking that it could probably make for a pretty solid Hub - I might have to write something up here the next couple of...
by letscithappen 5 years ago
What do you put on the top of your christmas tree?
by dragonlady1967 7 years ago
What do you put on top of your Christmas tree?Angel? Star? Something else? Be creative
by flashmakeit 5 years ago
What type of ornaments are you going to put on your Christmas tree this year?
by The Friendly Web Guy 23 months ago
Why do people put up Christmas decorations before Thanksgiving?
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