Trees. How early is too early? 🤔

(74 Posts)
GipsyDanger Wed 28-Sep-16 12:21:03

It's my ds first xmas this year. I am beyond excited, for the first time ever I've been impatiently waiting for the xmas stock to hit the shelves so I can buy nice stuff for the house.

So! With that in mind, would I be totally mad to have my tree up like......1 Nov? Too early? grin
I can't be the only sado out there!

Mybeardeddragonjustdied2016 Wed 28-Sep-16 12:23:55

We get our real tree the first week end in December.

CarrotVan Wed 28-Sep-16 12:25:47

We get a real tree and put it up about a week before Christmas. Otherwise it drops everywhere

2014newme Wed 28-Sep-16 12:27:37

First weekend in December.
You will get boredom it by xmas if you put it up too early, it's not as special

NetballHoop Wed 28-Sep-16 12:28:57

One week before Christmas for us too. Much to the annoyance of the DCs who complain that all their friends put theirs up much earlier but as it's me who clears up the pine needles I get to dictate.

pregnantat50 Wed 28-Sep-16 12:34:09

im in the same situation this year, well a similar one. Its my first christmas in my new flat after the end of a 28 year abusive relationship came to fruition. I am so excited about it (and I am 51) I have already ordered a shiny new silver tree from the states. I had a silver tree as a child but wasnt allowed one before (my ex always controlled what I bought, including the christmas decs). My 27 year old son and 21 year old daughter and her boyfriend will be with me, sadly my 23 year old son will be working but I am going to use that as an excuse to do an early celebration for him...I think 1st December is when the tree goes up (or maybe at midnight on 30th November!) Have fun, and enjoy all the celebrations

HolidaayItWouldBeSoNice Wed 28-Sep-16 12:40:14

Congratulations Gypsy and pregnantat50! Both excellent reasons to get excited about Christmas way too early grin My excuse is we are in our new (to us) house this year and I'm already spending hours on Pinterest and wondering when I can buy decorations and a new tree to stash away. I reckon our tree will go up the first weekend in December. Can't wait!

Mummyshortlegz Wed 28-Sep-16 12:43:11

It won't even have been fireworks by then! We went to centre parcs in November last year when ds2 was 10 weeks and it was full on Christmas there. Not that he cared but ds1 did!

ShotsFired Wed 28-Sep-16 12:45:26

For various reasons we will have to take our tree down early. But according to boyfriend (who is the one insisting we have it), we can't put it up commensurately early to makeup for the loss at the other end.

I think he said 1st Dec and no earlier.

DubiousCredentials Wed 28-Sep-16 12:48:03

First weekend in December.

Viiolettheorgangrinder Wed 28-Sep-16 12:53:04

First Saturday in December smile

ijustwannadance Wed 28-Sep-16 12:59:07

Do not put the tree up before december.
I do mine mid dec. 1st of Nov is just ridiculous.

pregnantat50 Wed 28-Sep-16 13:15:01

try telling the shops that 'ijustwannadance' some have theres up already!

ijustwannadance Wed 28-Sep-16 13:19:49

I've worked in retail for many, many years and unloaded/sorted many a xmas delivery whilst back to school stuff still in the shops in August.
Probably why I leave it as late as possible to put my own up!grin🎅🎄🎁

Ladybunnyfluff Wed 28-Sep-16 13:21:31

Ours will be going up 1st of December. DD2 is due in January but it's looking likely she will be 'pulled out' around Christmas so thought we better make the most of the rest of December for DD1 (and us).

pregnantat50 Wed 28-Sep-16 13:21:55

Yes, I can understand that Ijustwannadance, I would be the same if I worked in a retail environment...

Having said that, when I was 14 I had a Saturday job in a toy shop and I still loved toys! smile

pregnantat50 Wed 28-Sep-16 13:22:33

A christmas baby, how lovely Ladybunnyfluff smile

RueDeDay Wed 28-Sep-16 13:27:36

Last weekend of November here...

ijustwannadance Wed 28-Sep-16 13:29:29

I still love xmas. Just not for 4 whole months of the year! grin

Whathaveilost Wed 28-Sep-16 13:29:36

Second weekend in December is the perfect time (IMO)

pregnantat50 Wed 28-Sep-16 13:35:36

This is the look I am going for this year! smile

GipsyDanger Wed 28-Sep-16 13:41:58

Love that tree pregnant I am a total weirdo I even love the xmas tunes every year!

Mummyshortlegz Wed 28-Sep-16 13:42:05

Pregnantat50 - find the ponce thread on Christmas board. Ideal place for you :-) gorgeous theme!

GipsyDanger Wed 28-Sep-16 13:42:39

I could probably hold off for mid November, at the very latest grin

KingJoffreysRestingCuntface Wed 28-Sep-16 13:44:50

Couple of days before Christmas.

I like Christmas but a week is plenty. It goes on too long these days...

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