Advanced search

To think it’s too early for Christmas decorations?

(70 Posts)
Talkthirtytome Sat 16-Nov-19 20:12:26

I know it’s too each their own and if it isn’t harming anyone etc but my neighbours have their Christmas decorations up.. complete with real trees and lights outside.
Isn’t it just a bit too early?

OP’s posts: |
John470322 Sat 16-Nov-19 20:17:53

It is to early

Sparklingbrook Sat 16-Nov-19 20:19:39

Way too early. It's Mid November. But my decorations go up 24/12 so that might be a bit too late.

MulberryPeony Sat 16-Nov-19 20:20:07


spanglydangly Sat 16-Nov-19 20:21:10


reginafelangee Sat 16-Nov-19 20:22:47

It's November

I hate to see secs up already. Ridiculous.

NeutralJanet Sat 16-Nov-19 20:22:52

I'd have mine up now if DH would let me but he won't fetch the stuff from the loft before the start of December (I have a bad back and can't really do carrying boxes up and down the ladder). I want mine down again the day after boxing day though, I love the whole run up to Christmas but once the day itself is over I'm over it and ready for a declutter.

usernamerisnotavailable Sat 16-Nov-19 20:23:37

It's too early. Also too early for two miss-spellings of two to too in one post. Sorry. Couldn't help myself.

PinkiOcelot Sat 16-Nov-19 20:49:46

It’s far too early.

Talkthirtytome Sat 16-Nov-19 20:50:22

Apologies for the misspellings! One of the downsides of not being able to edit on MN!

OP’s posts: |
ToEarlyForDecorations Sat 16-Nov-19 20:52:46


MockersthefeMANist Sat 16-Nov-19 20:58:21

NOT before December 1st

We need laws. Including the death penalty for shops who put xmas stuff out in September.

Pinkblueberry Sat 16-Nov-19 20:59:55

If you want to put them up inside, each to their own. But bright lights outside for what is really everyone else’s benefit? Wait until December.

LagunaBubbles Sat 16-Nov-19 21:01:46

I never get why some people care about how others decorate their homes and gardens, especially at Christmas. Once my DH can get up the lift, probably next weekend, ours will start to go up. Couldnt care less if some people think it's too early, I like them.

midnightmisssuki Sat 16-Nov-19 21:02:11

My grandmother is dying so my family put their decorations up early - not sure she’ll make it to Christmas this year but we are hoping as it will be her last one. Hope that’s ok with you.

tillytrotter1 Sat 16-Nov-19 21:08:36

Man across the road has been erecting his monstrosities this weekend, if I have enough wine I might go over the the wee small hours with shears and cut the cables, not actually connected yet. They're so vulgar, no other house in the village is as bad.

NC4this123 Sat 16-Nov-19 21:10:42

Why on earth does it both you all so much 🤨 if you don’t want to put them up then don’t. If people chose to then that’s up to them. Can’t see the harm in spreading the magic of Christmas a little longer

LagunaBubbles Sat 16-Nov-19 21:12:33

And do it begins, the usual snobs on MN moaning abour "vulgar" decorations. Every year without fail. grin

Talkthirtytome Sat 16-Nov-19 21:12:42

@midnightmisssuki I’m sorry to hear this. My grandad is also dying of secondary spinal cancer and it’s likely to be his last too, but he has always hated Christmas since my grandmother died a week before Christmas in 1998 so luckily we don’t feel that pressure.

OP’s posts: |
User1223422 Sat 16-Nov-19 21:14:49

I LOVE IT! Don’t really care about Xmas that much to be honest but I love seeing everyone’s twinkly light decorations outside putting a bit of magic about in the world. The sooner the better!

SmallPinkBear Sat 16-Nov-19 21:15:53

Definitely too early
Mid December for me (I love them but hate the clutter and loss of space oh and the needles, I can’t stand picking up the needles!)

fruitpastille Sat 16-Nov-19 21:16:55

It makes it less special if it's christmassy for weeks on end. Although I must admit a few naice fairy lights make dark evenings less gloomy so I don't mind those.

PixieDustt Sat 16-Nov-19 21:18:08

Why does it bother everyone so much? Get a grip doesn't effect your life in the slightest.

Talkthirtytome Sat 16-Nov-19 21:19:04

@fruitpastille at the tearoom I work in (and on my stairs actually) we have white fairy lights up all year round and they are cosy especially when the dark nights kick in.

OP’s posts: |
Excited101 Sat 16-Nov-19 21:19:16

The first of December used to be seen as too early for the average person, it’s seen as a bit late these days- it’s ridiculous! Imo it’s ruining Christmas spirit for people, having it so OTT from so early on in the year like that.

Join the discussion

To comment on this thread you need to create a Mumsnet account.

Join Mumsnet

Already have a Mumsnet account? Log in