Is it to early to put up the christmas lights???

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Found 24th Nov 2010
My wife has asked me to get all the decorations out of the loft so we can put the xmas decs up this weekend so they are all up before our little one opens her advent calender but i was thinking they will be up for flippin ages??

when do people normally put them up is it to early?? do some people have them up already ??

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Sloth/Mod

Usually put ours up on the 1st for the Kids.

Banned

What's a normal person?

some people have already got them up. My husband has said to put up outside decorations this weekend as well.

Yes!

December 1st

I have mine up, much to my OH disgust. Me and my son begged until we got our way. My excuse is I am working christmas day so I want to celebrate early! Don't do what the sheep do.... do what your wife wants

first sunday in december-dont really know why-its just a family tradition so will be the fifth for us this year

Dec 1st or the weekend nearest for us usually !

OH wanted to put them up yesterday !!!

we used to put them up on my Da's birthday ( 9th ) but may put them up earlier this year?

harrods had them up in january

i normally put mine up on the 1st december, i cant wait this year but no doubt i will spend half the day putting decorations back on the tree after my little girl pulls them all off lol

Banned

I'm gonna do it early this year - just because I want to see our latest kitten attack the tree.

Maybe look at first weekend in December.

OMG. Ours don;t even come out of the roof until Mid December, then we rifle through looking for the advent calendars that we forgot we had, then start sticking things up about 15th December (if I get my way - hubby would leave it until Christmas Eve). I do go a bit mad once I've started though, looks like Santa's grotto on speed. Not much in the way of lights though, a twinkly tree is enough for me.

Too early its still November!! We put ours up early December last year and we felt like they were up for ever.Our boys have their birthdays mid Dec so like them to celebrate that first

Nope defo not too early...each to their own...ive seen a few already up, and i was gonna put all mine up last weekend, but decided to redecorate the living room, so will put them up when thats done

However the mother in law states and i quote "i follow the guidelines, 12 days before christmas i put it up and 12 days after i take it down" bahhh humbug!

Banned

missgem

However the mother in law states and i quote "i follow the guidelines, 12 … However the mother in law states and i quote "i follow the guidelines, 12 days before christmas i put it up and 12 days after i take it down" bahhh humbug!


ours come down 12 days after xmas but they'll be turned on dec 1st

Mine going up today as always :-)

missgem

However the mother in law states and i quote "i follow the guidelines, 12 … However the mother in law states and i quote "i follow the guidelines, 12 days before christmas i put it up and 12 days after i take it down" bahhh humbug!



I'm the same - tree goes up 12 days before and down 12 days after (thought sometimes it does come down before then depending on my mood). My mum always did it when we were small and it was bad luck if you didn't (apparently!) so I just stuck with it as can't be doing with any more bad luck X)

missgem

However the mother in law states and i quote "i follow the guidelines, 12 … However the mother in law states and i quote "i follow the guidelines, 12 days before christmas i put it up and 12 days after i take it down" bahhh humbug!



yeah thats what i have always done as thats what folkds have always done, so they go up 12th dec and come down 6th jan

Yer im told its bad luck to put it up before 12 days and to take it down after 12 days. And that if you dont take down your xmas decorations or xmas cards at this time they have to stay up for an extra 12 months to prevent bad luck hahaha

missgem

Yer im told its bad luck to put it up before 12 days and to take it down … Yer im told its bad luck to put it up before 12 days and to take it down after 12 days. And that if you dont take down your xmas decorations or xmas cards at this time they have to stay up for an extra 12 months to prevent bad luck hahaha



Oh good - so I'm not mental then, there's more like me X)


nessynoo01

yeah thats what i have always done as thats what folkds have always done, … yeah thats what i have always done as thats what folkds have always done, so they go up 12th dec and come down 6th jan



12 days before Christmas is not the 12th!
Edited by: "cdm22" 24th Nov 2010

13th Dec I put them up and down on 6th Jan.

cdm22

12 days before Christmas is not the 12th!



12 days before xmas eve and 12 days after xmas day as ive always been told

Just got ours up, took a bit of time

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Edited by: "maid020279" 26th Nov 2010

bout 5 days before christmas is when mine go up

Ditto the 12 days thing.. But since I had my son its worked its way back to the 1st instead.. But I try and do it on the nearest weekend. Either way it ends up with me doing the lot, from getting it all out the loft to putting it all up.. hardly puts me in the festive mood when I get watched over by Scrooge (the Mr!) lol!

Weekend of the 15th ours go up. Before that seems far too early, especially if you have kids, doesn't it just wind them up?

kaks26

Oh good - so I'm not mental then, there's more like me X)



well................

ours up the 24th dec down the 26th
Edited by: "richp" 26th Nov 2010

richp

well................



lol - speak for yourself matey http://serve.mysmiley.net/rolleye/rolleye0003.gif

richp

ours up the 24th dec down the 26th




oO really ?..........or you joking ? if not ....i wouldnt be arsed for 2 days !

shopstilldrops

oO really ?..........or you joking ? if not ....i wouldnt be arsed for 2 … oO really ?..........or you joking ? if not ....i wouldnt be arsed for 2 days !



God me neither - it takes me all my time to get the stuff down from the loft and then untangle the lights etc (even though I put them away properly every year they're STILL tangled).

kaks26

God me neither - it takes me all my time to get the stuff down from the … God me neither - it takes me all my time to get the stuff down from the loft and then untangle the lights etc (even though I put them away properly every year they're STILL tangled).




lol, same here..........the air can be somewhat blue when me and hubby 'tackle' the whole putting up decorations procedure !!...............gonna be worse this year as just finished decorating and not allowed to '' touch his walls '' !!...:D

missgem

Yer im told its bad luck to put it up before 12 days and to take it down … Yer im told its bad luck to put it up before 12 days and to take it down after 12 days. And that if you dont take down your xmas decorations or xmas cards at this time they have to stay up for an extra 12 months to prevent bad luck hahaha



Yep.. Have had a ceramic Christmas reindeer sat on a shelf since last Christmas.. Its really bugged me over the year, however the OH hasn't mentioned it once (probably hasnt even noticed!)

got one of my trees up already, still shopping around for one for the living room otherwise it would have been up, going to start on the outside lights Sunday, they take about a week alone! oO

shopstilldrops

oO really ?..........or you joking ? if not ....i wouldnt be arsed for 2 … oO really ?..........or you joking ? if not ....i wouldnt be arsed for 2 days !



lol, somehow I don't think I'd get away with it, my kids & missus would string me up by my baubles from the top of the tree ! http://yoursmiles.org/tsmile/christmas/t07054.gif

November = too early.

shopstilldrops

lol, same here..........the air can be somewhat blue when me and hubby … lol, same here..........the air can be somewhat blue when me and hubby 'tackle' the whole putting up decorations procedure !!...............gonna be worse this year as just finished decorating and not allowed to '' touch his walls '' !!...:D



lol, I feel his pain !

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