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to have put my christmas tree up already?

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Flojo1979 Tue 27-Nov-12 00:37:26

Well it takes a lot of effort so why not put it up for longer?
The kids are happy, job done.
I wouldn't get another free afternoon with them for a couple of wks so it seemed a good idea at the time.
And it looks fab!

NoMoreMarbles Tue 27-Nov-12 00:39:52

Up to you OP...

Mines going up Saturday as it is then December and it means DD can stop begging for the tree all the live long day! She can move on to "canihavatreechocnowmum...please?"


SoleSource Tue 27-Nov-12 00:40:57

Yanbu enjoy, enjoy, enjoy smile

OkayHazel Tue 27-Nov-12 01:09:09

So unreasonable! It's November!

toofattorun Tue 27-Nov-12 01:12:03

Each to their own. I always wait until the first weekend in December myself.

MardyBra Tue 27-Nov-12 01:17:28

Not unreasonable but very weird.

Pixel Tue 27-Nov-12 01:22:10

Up to you of course but I think you are a bit mad. The novelty will have worn off by Christmas surely and it is still November.

Lesbanian Tue 27-Nov-12 01:27:13

YABU I put my tree up on the 14th December, any earlier or later is wrong!

Thems the rules.

DramaInPyjamas Tue 27-Nov-12 02:02:59

I LOVE Christmas, shopping all done and everything else organised on my to-do list but the fun, decorations, Christmas films and fancy foods don't start in this house until 1st of December (NEXT WEEK!)

KeatsiePie Tue 27-Nov-12 06:25:31

Ha, I am in the US and around here I'm running late on this! So many decorations went up and trees appeared in windows right before/right after Thanksgiving. I feel like a slacker not getting mine up yet. Gotta do it this week.

Sirzy Tue 27-Nov-12 06:33:06

What mardy said

karatekimmi Tue 27-Nov-12 06:50:33

Christmas decorations should not go up until after my birthday which is on the 4th of December! I can't believe this isn't the law yet!!!
<looks for petulant child emoticon>
I'll be 33 btw!

wonderingsoul Tue 27-Nov-12 07:09:17

i put ours up yesterday .... i normally do it the first friday of december but weve been feeling a bit meh so its cheered us up.

i take mine down the 26th/27th to get ready and kind of seperate christmass from ds2 birthday on 28th so do like to make the most of it.

( plus im normally sick of it and wanting to do a big house clean by then )

CambridgeBlue Tue 27-Nov-12 07:17:08

Up to you obviously so YANBU but personally I can't see why anyone would put their tree up in bloody November. Same with all the muppets queuing in the shopping centre to see FC at the weekend - why would you get your kids even more hyped up and excited, it's hard enough for them to understand how long it is until Christmas.

I love Christmas and have started to do a few bits but I don't even start thinking about it until after 1/2 term and absolutely no music/decorations/films until December otherwise you're sick of it all by the time it actually arrives.

The shops and adverts have been ridiculously early this year but I guess that's a sign of the times and their desperation to sell stuff.

HowDoidelete Tue 27-Nov-12 07:18:43


And should take a leaf out of my DFs book. Tree went up Xmas eve and torn down on new years day as it made the house look a mess grin

The tree will be going up on the 15th here and not before.

fluffyraggies Tue 27-Nov-12 07:26:50

Mine went up on Sunday grin

We're tied up tor the next 3 weekends running, and my DCs all wanted to be there together and help when the xmas dec's went up (sweet cos they're all teens) and Sunday was the only day we could all be there do it so how could i say no to that? Bless 'em.

dawnpreview Tue 27-Nov-12 07:31:32

Ours is up too. It's too early for me, but DH is working every day up to Christmas now and wanted to get it all up. Outside lights as well!

jamdonut Tue 27-Nov-12 07:33:40

Good grief! Its still November! Decorations go up 2weeks before Christmas in our house. They usually come down on 3rd January (Day after daughter's birthday. We don't have much room for a tree as it is and I'm just glad to see the back of everything and get back to normal!
There is a house nearby whose decorations went up 1st November...the full monty. It looked really daft as absolutely nobody else had anything up at that point!

Alligatorpie Tue 27-Nov-12 07:42:05

To me Xmas is in December.

Tree goes up and down, shopping is done, cards are written, music is played and baking is done, treats are eaten ( ok, I will happily eat and drink more than I need to in January!)

So I think YABU. But if it makes you happy, then great!

lookingfoxy Tue 27-Nov-12 07:46:09

I was desperate to put mine up at the weekend but DP (bah humbug) said no way till at least this weekend, guess what i'll be doing on saturday morning grin

Glitterknickaz Tue 27-Nov-12 07:49:52

NBU, I did too... first time ever mind, I normally wait til 1st Dec but needed cheering up

smilingthroughgrittedteeth Tue 27-Nov-12 08:19:33

Ours is going up on saturday because we have my dsc here so we will decorate it as a family, they won't be with us again until the 28th when we will be having our second christmas.

Chopstheduck Tue 27-Nov-12 08:23:07

I'm really looking forward to trimming up, but it is a bit too early. I used to get sick of seeing it, and fed up with the clutter. Then we started packing away all the normal stuff (ornaments, pictures, dvd stands) at xmas to make room for the decs, and it was like a revelation! The house actually looks quite nice at xmas now, and rather bare when we go back to normal.

PurplePidjChickIsNotTheMessiah Tue 27-Nov-12 08:24:50

Yanbu to do as you please in your own home

Ywbvvvu as a grown adult to then take photos and spam up my farcebook feed with how excited you are about Santa coming hmm

Mine goes up around the 15th December. The house opposite has got there's up all ready and a fair few others have too. Seems to be earlier this year than any others that I can remember.

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