Monday, 21 September 2009

94 days to Christmas!

Another day chalked off the Christmas Countdown, and it won't be long before we are into the eighties, it'll fly round pretty quickly, I can guarantee it!

The topic today is decorations, and when should you put your Christmas tree up?

Now we all know that the pubs & restaurants tend to get ahead of the game, and start sprouting their trees up in the middle of September, and shops tend to do the same, just to get you thinking about buying presents from their shop, but when should we put our decorations at home?

There is an age old story and tradition that your Christmas tree should go up on Christmas Eve, and should come down on the 5th January - well I'm sorry but tradition goes out of the window quicker than a present being unwrapped from underneath it, as we tend to get in the loft / attic, whatever you want to call it, and get the boxes down, blow the dust off the tops, and open them up to reveal those classics that you put away just less than 11 months ago!

We tend to put up our decorations on either the first weekend of December, or if we're feeling really up for it, the 1st December, if it falls on a weekend!

I have been reading around and a few people in the US tend to put their up after Thanksgiving, so is that before you hit December, or just after?

Either way, it's always good fun putting them up, and getting the Christmas CD on is a must, that gets you totally in the mood to get going and you feel that "Santa Claus is coming to town" - oops sorry got into it a little there, but you know what I mean!

So, when do you get your baubles out then?

1 comment:

Amber said...

Thanksgiving is in the last week of November, so it's a good time to do it. Decorations aren't all super expensive because it isn't december yet, and stores aren't *quite* as busy as they are in december. My family put's decorations up the day after thanksgiving, and the tree goes up mid December. if i had it my way, though, they'd never come down! lol... i love christmas SO much... It Tis the most wonderful time of the year, after all!

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