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When do you start decorating for the holidays?

Posted by on Nov. 6, 2013 at 10:13 AM
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Sophie1106
by Paula on Nov. 6, 2013 at 10:35 AM

We put up our tree the day after Thanksgiving and get our decorations up that weekend.

Jinxed8
by Gold Member on Nov. 6, 2013 at 10:40 AM

the first weekend of december that my DD is home with us (I have her full time except 1 weekend out of 2)  we usually make a whole day out of it - so this year it's a toss between the weekend of the 30th of November or the weekend of the 16th of december which is kinda late.  So we'll see. Maybe we'll do it in 2 parts this year ... start decorating the inside on the 1st and buy the tree on the 16th !?

lalasmama2007
by Ticia on Nov. 6, 2013 at 10:50 AM

We usually decorate the first weekend in December, but we may start early since my dd is off from school most of the last week of November.

MamaTinie
by Member on Nov. 6, 2013 at 11:58 AM
Dont know yet! we have been in an apt for 3 yrs with no room to decorate. We close next week for our condo so we have to figure it out.
My parents start decorating the weekend after Thanksgiving. they usually finish by the weekend before xmas. Mom loves lights and holiday stuff so getting it all out and up takes awhile.
Saphira1207
by on Nov. 6, 2013 at 12:06 PM

Usually in early december.  It used to be we didn't decorate until after my birthday (7th) just so christmas wouldn't override it, but after I got older and moved out of the house I stopped worrying about that so much.  Now I barely notice either "holiday".  I put up decorations usually a week before x-mas and then took them down soon after.  But we're living with my parents this year and my mom likes to decorate so ......

Raeann11
by Silver Member on Nov. 6, 2013 at 12:27 PM

The weekend of Thanksgiving.

anotherandree
by Inga on Nov. 6, 2013 at 12:31 PM
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We start decorating the weekend after Thanksgiving.  Mostly because the kids want "Bobby" the damn Christmas Elf-on-a-Shelf to come.  Yes, it is cute to see them hunt for Bobby each morning and sometimes we come up with some clever spots to hide him, but there have been some frantic 4am "oh SHIT!" moments when forgot about moving Bobby to his next spot!

Briesmom38
by Gold Member on Nov. 6, 2013 at 12:31 PM

The weekend after Thanksgiving.

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CotterpinDoozer
by Silver Member on Nov. 6, 2013 at 12:33 PM

We normally try and get everything up the Friday after Thanksgiving. If we can't get it all in one day, it's extended into the weekend.

Mommy2Boys0900
by Unique Yanique on Nov. 6, 2013 at 12:42 PM
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Usually around Thanksgiving weekend, as long as its after my son's birthday. I take pictures on his birthday and I don't want Christmas decorations in the background since he's not a "Christmas baby".
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