Is six Christmas trees too many for one house?

(32 Posts)
LaRegina Sun 01-Dec-13 14:45:53

It's never occurred to me that it might be but I've just been told by a grumpy friend that it is!

We have the biggest (8ft) one in the sitting room - that's the one with all my 'posh' decorations on. Then I have a 6ft one in the dining room because it's nice to have a tree where you eat your Christmas dinner. The DC each have one to decorate themselves in their rooms - that's another three, and finally I have a little one in the main front hallway.

I also have fairy lights draped everywhere - up the stairs, across the ceilings, etc. Actually I have enough that we don't need to use our normal lights at all, just twinkly Christmas ones.

Anyway my friend said to me that she'll have to remember to wear her sunglasses when she comes over so she doesn't get a migraine - and that it's a shame having all those trees competing with each other.

So am I actually mad? sad

Jenijena Sun 01-Dec-13 14:46:37

Yes, you are mad, but it's your choice!

LegoAcupuncture Sun 01-Dec-13 14:47:29

No, sounds lovely and festive.

FortyMerryFuckers Sun 01-Dec-13 14:48:45

Sounds lovely, can you come do mine now?

80sMum Sun 01-Dec-13 14:48:46

Where do you find the space to store all the decoration, lights etc dur the rest of the year?!

CharlesDancer Sun 01-Dec-13 14:49:05

If you can't go over-the-top at Christmas then when can you I say! If I had the room I would have more than one tree too. It's your house, up to you how you decorate it for Christmas.

Mintyy Sun 01-Dec-13 14:50:47

Yes, that sounds totally over the top.

LaRegina Sun 01-Dec-13 14:52:21

Well actually I've not started any of it yet - I'm starting next weekend.

DH counted 22 boxes of decorations when he put them back in the attic last time blush

You are insane, but if you like it, fine smile

I'd imagine your electricity bill for December is going to be high...

MomentForLife Sun 01-Dec-13 14:52:32

Not at all. I often wish I had more trees because I see lots of different themed decorations that I love. Haven't the room though so I've settled for a random mix of decs grin

Love the idea of lots of twinkly fairy lights everywhere.

MrsAmaretto Sun 01-Dec-13 14:55:50

Sounds lovely.

We have 3 - posh one in sitting room, one in dining room, one in playroom. I imagine the kids will start asking for one in their rooms too!

sallymerry Sun 01-Dec-13 14:57:43

I think your friend should sod off. If you and your family want to and can go OTT for Christmas, do it! You aren't harming anyone.

It is a bit mad. But I am mad too, so I won't judge.

LaRegina Sun 01-Dec-13 14:58:42

My friend is very tasteful and minimalistic btw - she has one 'pop up' tree shock

I don't do tasteful at Christmas...

Twinkly fairy lights are tasteful.
As long as they are white
<gavel>

Aquariusgirl86 Sun 01-Dec-13 15:02:00

Why not. It's your house you do whatever you like, don't see why it should affect anyone else at all! No everyone is going to like everything you do anyway so with things like this go with what you like, causes no one any harm grin merry christmas

LaRegina Sun 01-Dec-13 15:02:32

I will tell her to 'sod off' then grin

She's nice really - we're just incompatible at Christmas.

22 boxes grin

Sounds fab!

hermioneweasley Sun 01-Dec-13 15:05:22

Doesn't sound excessive, it sounds lovely. Minimalism is incompatible with christmas IMO

Well, this thread has inspired me to get some of my boxes out of the loft grin

sallymerry Sun 01-Dec-13 15:17:07

grin

LaRegina Sun 01-Dec-13 15:17:33

Pacific You get your own boxes out of the loft? Isn't that a 'man job'? shock

BillyBanter Sun 01-Dec-13 15:20:09

Sounds about right but I feel sorry for your kitchen and bathroom.

CointreauVersial Sun 01-Dec-13 15:22:25

LaRegina, do you live in a very big house?

Is the clue in the name? Is that you, Liz? grin

MiracleOntheM4 Sun 01-Dec-13 15:42:01

We have five, but four are quite small!

MiracleOntheM4 Sun 01-Dec-13 15:43:22

tchgrin Cointreau!

mrspremise Sun 01-Dec-13 15:50:23

I would have one in every room if I could and I do have a teeny one in the kitchen

AuditAngel Sun 01-Dec-13 16:01:18

We have a big one in the living room (7") and following a change around earlier this year we now have a separate playroom (used to be the dining room, which is now half the big living room). I am planning on putting my old tree (a measly 5") in the playroom for the kids.

We also decorate all of the downstairs with tinsel, beads and wreaths.

I thought my 6 boxes of decorations was impressive tchwink

HoHoHoMerryMonster Sun 01-Dec-13 16:03:53

i would if i could. sadly we only have 3. one 7 footer in the living room and little ones for the kids rooms, a black 3ft one for the boys room, and a pink 3 ft one for the girls room. dont have a dining room or decent hallway or any other room for more. hopefully next year we will have moved house and have more.

DameDeepRedBetty Sun 01-Dec-13 16:04:01

I thought I was a bit over the top with eight boxes of decorations!

But they're all the bits to decorate the evergreen foliage that will be tastefully draped all over the exposed oak beans etc etc etc.

LaRegina Sun 01-Dec-13 16:27:43

cointreau You've outed me! shock

Our house is quite big with lots of space but not that big. It's quite old so all the rooms are quite big with high ceilings, and are all separate off a central hallway - so you can only see one tree wherever you are - if that helps my case grin

Billy I used to feel sorry for the kitchen and the loos as well - so I do have a teeny (about a foot high) tree on the kitchen window sill and lots of fairy lights, obviously. And I have a bit of tinsel flung around in the downstairs loo - wouldn't like to disappoint any visitors!

EustaciaVye Sun 01-Dec-13 16:39:19

We have four for the same reasons you do. DDs' trees are 3 ft pink monstrositiesgrin

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