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Anyone have their decs up yet?

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0pheliaSnowBalls Fri 27-Nov-15 14:32:07

I know it's early but I'm thinking of doing mine today. I usually do them on the first Sunday in advent but I'll be busy then, plus I need DD's help as I'm recovering from a broken foot and today is the only time she can help. A few neighbours have theirs up so I won't be the first in the street at least! But am I the first on MN?! fgrin

WipsGlitter Fri 27-Nov-15 14:35:56

Probably not. I find decorations going up before December really sad and depressing. I saw two Facebook photos recently where people had them up... I judged. It's like there's nothing else in your life to look forward to.

firstdirect Fri 27-Nov-15 14:37:28

Dear god no.........

SauvignonBlanche Fri 27-Nov-15 14:38:11

No, I haven't, it's still November. confused

MilkTwoSugarsThanks Fri 27-Nov-15 14:39:50

Two lots were put up in my road last week. Wierdos.


LineyReborn Fri 27-Nov-15 14:40:31

I think if you get a chance to do them now, and it would be difficult on any other weekend, go for it.

It's not a crime.

Varya Fri 27-Nov-15 14:43:33

Oooooh No not yet but each to their own.

FromthePinkGlitterySide Fri 27-Nov-15 14:55:15

We are doing ours this weekend, I normally work Friday, Saturday and Sunday but have this weekend off so I'm taking my opportunity to all do it together. Instead of DH and the DC doing it and ending up with all the decs wonky!

chanelfreak Fri 27-Nov-15 15:00:55

Ours are up two weeks shock

We put them up because the DNieces were coming over to us for the Christmas markets. And also because I am a big, fat, glittery Christmas freak. And possibly a weirdo.

So I say go for it OP

hippoherostandinghere Fri 27-Nov-15 15:06:58

Ours are up and tbh I couldn't give 2 shiny shits what anyone else thinks or does. It's our house, we live here and people rarely visit! There are no rules, you can put them up whenever you want. And if this is a good opportunity with your DD available then do it, you'll not regret it.

BrandNewAndImproved Fri 27-Nov-15 15:08:52

Two lots on my road and 3 Facebook friends.

No I wouldn't do it, I have put them up the 1st before when the dc were little and I would be excited as I was still a teenager myself.

Now I can't be bothered, they cluttered up my flat and annoyed me last year. For some strange reason I started a traditional on always buying them a snow globe every year and it's not even like I have a fireplace or windowsill that they could be shown off properly. Instead they were all around my TV annoying the shit out of me.

I do have fairy lights in my twiggy vase, and some more on a shelf. That's nice and will do until the kids nag me into getting the decs up.

DownstairsMixUp Fri 27-Nov-15 15:11:21

Mine are up and don't worry, I have plenty to look forward to hmm I just love Christmas! I find mine come down earlier though than other people. I usually take mine down new years day instead of a few days into January. Always done it that way and prefer having it up all of december and last few days in November rather than all of december and first week of January. Once new years eve is done I'm all ready and waiting for summer! grin

ButtonMoon88 Fri 27-Nov-15 15:12:51

No not yet ours usually go up 12 days before so around the weekend of the 12th but we are away that weekend this year so will be the weekend afterwards!

desperatelyseekingamovingdate Fri 27-Nov-15 15:58:17

Ours are going up this weekend. We usually wait until the first weekend in dec but we are mad busy next weekend so its now or never. Ours come down new years eve as DD has a birthday in early Jan and they are seriously getting in the way of cleaning by then. I dont like starting the new year with the xmas decs up.

Each to their own i say.

Sparklycat Fri 27-Nov-15 16:00:18

Tomorrow!!! I can't wait!!!

FromthePinkGlitterySide Fri 27-Nov-15 16:07:51

I agree with others points about taking them down earlier. Mine go away the day after Boxing Day!

LegoRuinedMyFinances Fri 27-Nov-15 16:11:25

I know someone who put them up last week - the same person takes them down on boxing day as they are annoying by that point.

Have to admit I love christmas, but only in December, and I put mine up the first or second weekend in, but I feel christmas doesn't start and end on christmas day, it covers the week of christmas up to New Year. Taking them down in that week seems like ending christmas early.

mmgirish Fri 27-Nov-15 16:13:50

We're putting a ours up this Sunday because we are away for 9 days before Christmas and only get back on the 23rd. So, I want to make the most of it.

SymphonyofShadows Fri 27-Nov-15 17:41:55

No, because the tree goes in the corner at the bottom of the stairs and we have rashly decided to pull up the stair carpet and paint the stairs. This means lots of sanding, filling, undercoating and painting before the tree can go up. I have bought some nice decs to hang in the window though, including a large led bauble from Habitat that was nearly half price.

curriegirl Fri 27-Nov-15 17:46:45

Yes but work ones! I put them up this afternoon.

0pheliaSnowBalls Fri 27-Nov-15 18:55:52

Don't judge but... I did it.

And I'm so glad I did and I am completely without remorse fgrin

We all love to have them up for the whole of December and until twelfth night. It's a long time to have them up but isn't that what Christmas lights are for, to light the darkest days?! Besides, the next time I'd be able to do them would've been well into December, and I would've felt sad without them by then!

They look absolutely lovely. DD and I are sitting here with hot chocolate with cream and marshmallows and a stack of syrup waffles, candles lit, and I feel so cosy and festive I could burst!

Doyouthinktheysaurus Fri 27-Nov-15 19:00:01

Ours went up today🎄

Our house is now sporting 4 Christmas treesfgrin The dses have mini trees in their bedrooms that I got in the sales, and there is one in the lounge and one in our back room.

By the end of the weekend dh will festoon the place with naff garlands too. Nothing is too tacky for this house.

firstdirect Sat 28-Nov-15 09:32:56

Don't all the trees die by about the 12th of Dec though?

desperatelyseekingamovingdate Sun 29-Nov-15 13:16:02

Tree is up and beautifully decorated by DH ( i dont have the patience), fireplaces done, candle xmas jar thingys done, bannister garland up. Yay. Depressingly still not feeling very christmassy.

Might make some mince pies with the DC and wrap some presents tonight whilst drinking sherry - that should get the xmas spirit going. And yes i know its still November!

RedToothBrush Sun 29-Nov-15 13:48:55

I would normally say, not before 1st Dec. However we've put up today as we normally get real tree the first weekend in Dec but we are away next weekend and with a 1 year old toddler we decided to go with a £10 fake affair we had in the loft.

DS loves it. That's all that matters this year.

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