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To think that if you have your tree up already, surely you'd be sick of the sight of it by christmas?

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WD41 Wed 26-Nov-14 22:53:11

I have just seen on FB the first christmas tree picture of the year. It's the 26th Nov. A whole month until christmas.

Don't people feel sick of the sight of it by the time christmas rolls round? Does it not dilute the magic somewhat to have it up so early?

WD41 Wed 26-Nov-14 22:55:29

I also don't know why people feel the need to post a photo of it - perhaps it looks fabulous in the flesh but on a camera phone in poor light they always look a bit shit to me.

MrsPepperMintonCandyCane Wed 26-Nov-14 22:55:56

I'm always sad to take my tree down. I love the lights and sparkle.

IgnoreMeEveryOtherReindeerDoes Wed 26-Nov-14 22:56:55

No I love the twinkling of the lights.

Going to put mine up at the weekend. It always comes down day after Boxing Day even when I've put it up few days before xmas.

ClawHandsIfYouBelieveInFreaks Wed 26-Nov-14 22:57:08

YANBU it takes the shine off it. DH said I was mean today because I refused DD permission to put her Christmas duvet cover on.


Same as tree. I am also strict about not eating any Father Christmas shaped chocolate before the 20th or thereabouts.

JoyceDivision Wed 26-Nov-14 22:57:38

dcs have pleaded for it to go up for 1st dec.. soas I'm not at work tomorrow I'm going to do it then as a suprise!

Yes, i will be sick of it by Christmas!

But i am a bitexcited by the new fairy lights I have got!!

CyclopsBee Wed 26-Nov-14 22:58:42

We put ours up 2 weeks before xmas and by 2nd jan I need it to come down cos it looks abit worse for wear and things start to look dusty!

WD41 Wed 26-Nov-14 23:00:33

Ours goes up mid Dec - we make an evening of it with christmas music, baileys etc. I couldn't imagine doing that yet.

JoyceDivision Wed 26-Nov-14 23:04:44

I do mine when dcs not in as i don't want them helping and spoiling my luffley tree... last year I bought them a purple tinsel tree that they can decorate and leave my tree well alonegrin

CiderwithBuda Wed 26-Nov-14 23:05:50

I love xmas and xmas decorations and lights and I go all out. In December. Not November. There should be a law against it. wink

I lived in Hungary for six years. Xmas trees go up on Xmas eve there.

Poolomoomon Wed 26-Nov-14 23:06:49

Mhm. I saw not one but two people I follow on Instagram had put their decorations up over the weekend and I thought the very same thing. Far too early.

I love Christmas but even I can only bear the sight of the decorations for three weeks before I need to tear them down and have my house back grin. Can't imagine having them up for more than a month!

DurhamDurham Wed 26-Nov-14 23:08:49

If I had my way I would put the tree up on Christmas Eve and take it down on a Boxing Day. I just hate the mess and clutter that Christmas brings, although I do love the day itself. I'm outnumbered though as both girls and my husband love the tree and go on and on until I finally relent. Last year I held out until 20th Dec.

Purplepixiedust Wed 26-Nov-14 23:15:17

Loving the idea of an xmas duvet cover smile

YANBU OP. I put my tree up at end of Nov last year and while I wasn't exactly sick of it by Xmas, I certainly was by new year! I can understand why people take them down on boxing day!

This year I will wait until first Sunday in December.

nic013 Wed 26-Nov-14 23:16:10

I put mine up last Monday grin. I love my tree with its shiny shiny lights. Our elf has also arrived a bit early this year as well.

Purplepixiedust Wed 26-Nov-14 23:16:32

There will be loads go up this coming weekend - facebook will be a sea of crappy tree pics :D

Trapper Wed 26-Nov-14 23:17:12

Angel tube station has a tree in the concourse already

Summerisle1 Wed 26-Nov-14 23:24:52

I'm a total traditionalist. Tree goes up on Christmas Eve and comes down on Twelfth Night.

This almost ludicrously early start to Christmas seems to have accelerated over the last couple of years. It used to be that anyone putting their tree up on the first weekend of December was early but truly, November is just plain ridiculous. It's November. We've only just had Bonfire Night

nic013 Wed 26-Nov-14 23:34:18

I love my Christmas tree almost as much as my Halloween tree but it's a bit sparklier

Summerisle1 Wed 26-Nov-14 23:42:27

What on earth is a Halloween tree? And where's all this tree nonsense going to stop? Please don't tell me there's an Easter tree...

ClumsyFool Wed 26-Nov-14 23:43:35

Nope I love it and would have done it last weekend if it wasn't for needing to get DIY finished first. I'm not a Facebook picture upper though. Can't see anyone else giving a shit about my tree. I do have a friend that genuinely gets properly annoyed about anyone putting a tree up before she seems it appropriate though. I just done get that, it's not like they're putting it up in her house??
It's our tree and house and as long as we are happy to look at it what does it really matter? Like many people we're both out the house long hours and it cheers me up no end to come home to a grotto grin

nic013 Wed 26-Nov-14 23:47:32

A Halloween tree has lights, skeletons, a few witches and other stuff on it. I'm debating on a little anti Valentines tree because Valentines is a bit lame. I might do an Easter one.....

HoVis2001 Wed 26-Nov-14 23:49:37

Our tree will be going up at the start of advent. We live in Scotland and it's bloody dark most of the time we're home - the tree brightens things up!

Rosecottage888 Wed 26-Nov-14 23:55:13

I'd have mine up in July if I could! I'll last until 2 weeks before Christmas as I always do but it's torture.

Best part of Christmas is doing the tree smile

Greenrememberedhills Wed 26-Nov-14 23:56:08

I wouldn't like it. Our goes up the Saturday before. Surely they drop needed earlier, if they're fresh?

Not that I'm a snob about this. I'd like a false one these days but kids won't let me.

DamselNotInHerDress Wed 26-Nov-14 23:59:52

Ours will go up on the 14th this year, but is a real one and will be going into a very warm room so I'm debating the 21st. It's coming down on the 26th as we go on holiday the day after and there's no way I'm coming home to a dead stick.
I adore christmas but hate all the tat and decorations, they're all clutter to me!
I'd be sick of the sight of them long before Christmas if they went up now.
Thankfully none of my facebook friends are posting they've put their trees up yet or else I'd have to whack them in the face with a turkey grin

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