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To think it’s too early for Christmas decorations?

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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?

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FrangipaniBlue Sun 17-Nov-19 10:21:44

I will never understand why anyone cares enough to feel the need to voice an opinion on when other people put their Christmas decorations up.

Seriously people, if it doesn't affect you then you don't get to have an opinion on it.

Get a grip.

70sWitch Sun 17-Nov-19 10:14:52

Yes. It's a BIT early yet. I don't feel right to put them up until it's at least Dec something. Neither do my neighbours apparently so that's ok.

I have fairy lights up all year anyway so I'm festive enough for now.

Re: "monstrosities" I love em. Am endless supply of amusement over the festive period and honestly, although I am pretty restrained myself in this regard, I'm not miserable about others doing it. They're excited. It's nice fsmile

Ginseng1 Sun 17-Nov-19 09:59:16

Ours up around the 8th dec so I think it's way too early as I'd be well sick of them by Christmas but don't care what others do if they want to put them up fire away I don't mind seeing the twinkly lights on cold dark nights!

SunshineAngel Sun 17-Nov-19 09:54:18

Definitely too early. There's none round here yet, but I went elsewhere on Friday and another little village had loads up! I thought I'd stepped onto another planet to be honest!

Ginfordinner Sun 17-Nov-19 09:52:27

I hate that Christmas is spread over several weeks instead of, you know, just Christmas. It takes the specialness away.

By the time Christmas has come around I am just about done with it. I asked DD about how she wants the tree to be done this year as she is away at university, and she said that she wants to do the tree - which means that it won't get done too early.

By the time new year comes I can't wait to out the decorations away as they make the living room dark and claustrophobic.

GETTINGLIKEMYMOTHER Sun 17-Nov-19 09:48:43

Ours don't usually go up until we're well into December, but I honestly don't mind what other people do. Their lights etc. do at least brighten up dark and dismal days. They certainly don't 'ruin the Christmas spirit' for me.

ziggiestardust Sun 17-Nov-19 09:33:53

You’re an adult and you can do whatever you like; including putting your Christmas decorations up in November. If people don’t like it, they don’t have to look! Although I’d love it if I had time to be ‘annoyed’ by people putting up their decorations early like some people do in this thread wink

mrssoap Sun 17-Nov-19 09:31:55

Ha, my best friend put hers up a week ago! Crazy!

emmetgirl Sun 17-Nov-19 09:28:29

YANBU it is much too early.

Iwantacookie Sun 17-Nov-19 09:26:17

Someone on my facebook list put theres up yesterday.
It would drive me bonkers if I put it up now. Trying to clean around it, everywhere feeling cluttered, extracting cats from the tree.
No no no. 2 weeks before xmas is enough and down before new year.

Zoidbergonthehalfshell Sun 17-Nov-19 09:21:25

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.


I posted a photo on Fb of a Christmas tree in a window last week and made a comment about it. One of my friends messaged me (she was very kind about it, too) to tell me they also had their decorations up as it was likely to be their daughter's last Christmas.

Food for thought indeed. I removed the post.

Pinkblueberry Sun 17-Nov-19 09:18:52

I have an old work colleague on FB who is obsessed with Christmas and starts decorating very early - and to be honest I love it. It’s not for me, but I can see it brings her a lot of joy and I think that’s lovely. But as far as I know she doesn’t put lights up outside - that’s for other people to enjoy, you can’t see them indoors and if you’re doing that already in early November I definitely think that’s overkill.

EmCamB Sun 17-Nov-19 09:15:36

Xmas in Nov? Too early for me.

sandgrown Sun 17-Nov-19 09:14:22

People can do what they want but why rush to put decorations up now then pull them down on Boxing Day because you have had enough! I put the decorations up later but they stay up until 12th night .

Whattodoabout Sun 17-Nov-19 09:09:25

Any time before December is too early.

Fantababy Sun 17-Nov-19 09:09:13

bridgetreilly of all the reasons not to put your decorations up early, that's got to be the most ridiculous. LED lights use very little energy, and most people only have a few strings of lights.

Mine won't go up till about the 10th / 15th of December but will stay up till after NY. In Scotland so NY a big deal up here - I can never understand people who take everything down and 'end' Christmas on Boxing Day / 27th.

DdraigGoch Sun 17-Nov-19 09:07:55

What other people do in the privacy of their own homes is their own (sad) affair.

What Wilko pipe through their loudspeakers to drive us mad while waiting in the queues on the other hand...

Pardonwhat Sun 17-Nov-19 08:41:15


Yes the string of LEDs on my tree is by far the worst waste of electricity in my street hmm

AmICrazyorWhat2 Sun 17-Nov-19 03:51:27

I wouldn't put up the tree until early December as it would dry out, but I have to admit that I love seeing the lights on dark evenings - so if anyone wants to put them up now, I'd enjoy them!

We won't actually put ours up until December as DH is abit of a Grinch about decorating, makes a big fuss about helping but then enjoys the results. Just wants me to do it really [grin[

Shooturlocalmethdealer Sun 17-Nov-19 03:46:06

Does it matter? To each their own.

phoenixrosehere Sun 17-Nov-19 01:29:18


I just internally eyeroll and leave people to it. If people choose to do it, meh. Not my house, not my business. I can easily enter my home/sanctuary where there isn’t and won’t be any to get away from it all.

OnTheFenceWithMostViews Sun 17-Nov-19 00:17:02

But I do. Like seeing others early knowing they're getting pleasure or excited for Xmas. We have a few round here that have had them up a week. Or so now

OnTheFenceWithMostViews Sun 17-Nov-19 00:16:01

Last Yr due to other commitments I put mine up around 25th nov as wouldn't of had time otherwise. We were flat out..
At first it was lovely.. A week later I was fee up.. Felt I couldn't clean properly as felt cluttered altho only had a tree and a few nice bits on the sideboard.

By Xmas I really hated them.. I guessing that's why as they'd been up so long.

I ended up taking them down Xmas night! Ds had gone to his dad's. Dd was only 9m so didn't understand and thought sod it.. I've never felt more relaxed..

Norm they go up around 1sr week in Dec..

HiJenny35 Sun 17-Nov-19 00:08:01

lol it's harming the rest of us, get a grip. If you don't like it don't do it. I was going to put mine up in a couple of weeks but just because of this post I'm putting them up tomorrow, the idea of pissing off some miserable sod makes me feel even jollier.

bridgetreilly Sat 16-Nov-19 23:09:59

It's too early. It's also massively wasteful of energy resources, so unless they're being solar-powered, they are harming the rest of us.

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