When do you put up your tree?

(86 Posts)
Nix01 Fri 18-Oct-13 11:13:07

I'm thinking 1 December this year?

JollyScaryGiant Fri 18-Oct-13 13:30:43

Probably the 21st or 22nd this year. Would prefer to do it earlier but the 14th is too early and it has to be a weekend.

We get a real tree.

Meglet Fri 18-Oct-13 13:37:00

Usually 21st / 22nd Dec. Comes down on New Years day as I get fed up with it hogging space.

MamaBear17 Fri 18-Oct-13 13:39:23

We also have a real tree. We have it up for a month. It comes down on the 2nd of January, the most depressing day of the year imo!

morethanpotatoprints Fri 18-Oct-13 13:39:25

At Christmas?

Mrspebble Fri 18-Oct-13 13:48:08

I don't put on up.. Just fairy light etc.. Might this year though as have a baby now. But not until 12 days before christmas.

zzzzz Fri 18-Oct-13 13:51:37

6th Dec, St Nicholas day grin, and we sing carols and eat Christmassy snacks drink.

MrsDeVere Fri 18-Oct-13 13:53:01

OMGOMGOMG I am SO glad you asked this!

I am going to wait until first weekend in December but I have a new tree this year and its going to be hard to wait.

I bought it from Paperchase last January. Its 8 foot and luminous pink.
So excited.

ILikeToClean Fri 18-Oct-13 13:55:17

First weekend in December, but it comes down the day after Boxing Day as I'm sick of it by then!

fishybits Fri 18-Oct-13 13:59:15

Christmas Eve, 'tis the Twelve Days of Christmas after all.

Twitterqueen Fri 18-Oct-13 14:07:09

I love that so many people are saying 1st December! I've always been considered odd for doing it so early (always the 1st weekend in Dec). But I love Christmas (even though I'm knocking on a bit) and I love the tree - always a real one. I don't care if it's dropping needles and desperate by 6th night - I love coming down the stairs in the dark mornings and switching on the lights....

MrsDeVere Fri 18-Oct-13 14:11:53

Ilike mine too. I find Christmas emotionally exhausting so I am over it all by Boxing Day.
DC4's birthday is just after so I use that as an excuse to take it all down.

Nix01 Fri 18-Oct-13 14:13:53

I sort of feel like it's all about the build up to Christmas, post Boxing Day I'm ready for it all to be over smile

quoteunquote Fri 18-Oct-13 14:18:03

Christmas eve, it's a family(and visiting friends) event, we do it over the afternoon, followed by a lovely meal, the presents go under it after all children have gone to bed, so it a lovely surprise in the morning.

Elsiequadrille Fri 18-Oct-13 14:19:16

Christmas Eve ideally. But will probably, for practical purposes, be two or three days before Christmas instead. Playroom tree is decorated a week or so before Christmas.

everlong Fri 18-Oct-13 14:22:10

Normally about the 10th.

It comes down on the 2nd.

MrsOakenshield Fri 18-Oct-13 14:23:12

mid December, I like it to be up for DD's birthday (18th).

didn't the tradition used to be that it went up on Christmas Eve? Hate them being up too early, I think it really dilutes Christmas.

Elsiequadrille Fri 18-Oct-13 14:23:30

What's this 12 days before Christmas thing? Not related to the 12 days of Christmas ending on the Epiphany?

Elsiequadrille Fri 18-Oct-13 14:25:43

We're celebrating Yule too, Eating.

willyoulistentome Fri 18-Oct-13 14:30:10

Usually the weekend before the weekend before Chrsitmas, as that's when we can go and get it. I take it down on 12th night.

WangoFandango Fri 18-Oct-13 14:38:23

About a week before. But I still feel anything before 23rd December is a bit ITV grin.

iloveholidays Fri 18-Oct-13 14:42:39

we're definitely putting up decorations on 1st this year and I reckon we'll do tree too.

want to make a day of it with elf coming and advent calendar as well smile

Chewbecca Fri 18-Oct-13 14:44:01

I'm also going to have to have a check because of Crossstich's comment because I was about to say that DS's birthday is 6 December so never before then, normally the Sunday after.

Nix01 Fri 18-Oct-13 14:45:23

Oh yes, Iloveholidays, the Elf and Advent calendars are arriving on 1 December too

1st of Dec usually...as that falls on a Sunday this year it will be then smile

Im getting a nice new tree this year as our old one is falling apart...

Nat38 Fri 18-Oct-13 14:53:50

I do like to put tree up 1st weekend of December!!blush
But last year & this year too, it will be the 2nd weekend of December, last year because we were in London for the day on the Saturday & too tired on Sunday-very early start & very late to bed!!!!smile
This year I`ll be away Saturday 30 November & Sunday 1 December with friends to London on a girly/christmas trip!!gringrin

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