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Is six Christmas trees too many for one house?

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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

PacificDogwood Sun 01-Dec-13 14:52:22

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.

attheendoftheday Sun 01-Dec-13 14:58:04

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...

PacificDogwood Sun 01-Dec-13 15:00:15

Twinkly fairy lights are tasteful.
As long as they are white

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.

InTheRedCorner Sun 01-Dec-13 15:05:07

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

PacificDogwood Sun 01-Dec-13 15:13:07

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


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!

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