When Do You Put Up Your Christmas Tree?

Christmas Tree - A Fully decorated Christmas Tree
United States
November 6, 2009 6:15pm CST
Hello mylotters. I know that it may be a little early to ask such a question,but with me moving all my stuff out of storage into the gargage where we moved it got me to thinking about Christmas stuff. I had the hubby to make sure that all my boxes and totes that was labled Christmas to put them where I could reach them. I always put up my tree the weekend after Thanksgiving. That will be around the end of this month. So mylotters when do you put up your tree?
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• Boston, Massachusetts
7 Nov 09
We out on the christmas tree on the eve of my birthday--september 3rd. So it's on and lighted for almost four months. We really make it early according to my grannies... it brings in luck. They're right, we are receiving so much blessings!
• United States
7 Nov 09
Well that is great to hear about it bringing you good luck. Maybe I should put mine up now. I might get some good luck myself. Thanks for sharing and have a nice day msfranciso. Keep Smiling.
• Boston, Massachusetts
8 Nov 09
It will not only give you more luck it will keep you relax and excited for christmas is coming and that would mean...more blessings--13th month pay, bonus, food, gifts, more and more...
• United States
8 Nov 09
Hi msfrancisco It is Sunday morning now and I think I will see if I get the hubby to get out my stuff and go ahead and put up our tree today. I need some of that luck for sure.
@rg0205 (2638)
• Hong Kong
7 Nov 09
We usually have ours up by October. Some may say that it's a little too early but well, we like to get into the Christmas spirit. We add other decors on November. Actually, we just might do more decorating this week.
• United States
7 Nov 09
Thats okay rg. Do what you want when it comes to christmas. I would try that too if I thought I could by with it. I probably would be the laughing subject of the month if I did..LOL..Thanks for sharing and have a nice day. Keep smiling,
@rg0205 (2638)
• Hong Kong
8 Nov 09
Truth be told, it was quite odd to have Christmas decor while our neighbor had Halloween stuff hanging about on Halloween. Was a good laugh but well, we like our Christmas tree, hehe. Happy mylotting.
• United States
8 Nov 09
I bet that was funny around Halloween time. Did you ever hear any funny things about it. LOL
• Philippines
7 Nov 09
hi there, you may think it's weird but I put up my Christmas tree very early. By the month of September i started putting up my Christmas Decorations. I just love Christmas so much that i want to enjoy the essence of the season for a long while. I even sometimes wish that everyday is Christmas.
• United States
7 Nov 09
Yes I love christmas too. It is my favorite time of the year. Im all about giving gifts then I am receiving them. Don't get me wrong I love to receive too but giving them is such a joy for me. No your not crazy, you do what you like and that is it. Have a great weekend and keep smiling.
• Philippines
7 Nov 09
hahaha, glad to know that you love Christmas too. I agree with you it is better to give than to receive. We must be thankful for the capacity to share, after all it's God's gift to us. Here, in the Philippines, vagrancy or giving alms to the poor is outlawed but it cannot be avoided especially when you see very young children on the streets. It's just so sad to see them, so what i usually do, i gave them food and it truly feels priceless to see them smile.
• United States
8 Nov 09
WOW...I would have never guess that it would be an outlaw to give gifts. I learn something new everyday. Thanks for sharing that information with me. Have a great day and keep smiling.
@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
8 Nov 09
We put ours up the weekend after Thanksgiving usually too. I am not sure if we will this year, we live with my husband's parents and well we're not sure if we can get everyone together / where we'll have Christmas. My FIL's side tends to not get together until after Christmas, and my MIL's side we usually rotate, but since we usually have thanksgiving with MIL's side we may have thanksgiving here and christmas at grandma's... we just don't know yet... so that all depends on whether we bother putting a tree up or not. Though I know when we get our own house I intend to even if I have to do it alone because there was too many christmases that my family didn't do Christmas, and I love the joy (and hassle) of decorating a tree!
• United States
8 Nov 09
I know that it is a hassel of putting up the christmas tree and all the decorations but when Im done I look back at everything and know that it was all worth it. I hope that everyone can get together and you are able to have a christmas tree at your inlaws. Thanks for sharing and you have a great week. Keep smiling.
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@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
8 Nov 09
I like to sit in the room with the tree, and just lay on the couch and smile, thinking of how beautiful it is, What Christmas means to me, and how beautiful of a season it is... I could spend hours just doing that...
@haiershen (1084)
• China
11 Nov 09
i'm chinese,in our places, we do not buy christmas tree,but for the mall or other large shop, they would like to do.always put it up before one week of christmas day.for me, we would prepare more when our new year would be coming, we will clean our house before one week, and buy our new clothers and shopping,then store full of the food in our fridge before new year.on new year, we will cooking more food to eat,some is very expensive,we shall be eating together until everyone all finishing.at night, we will set the fireworks on the sky.our family would like to sit in front of the tv to see Spring Festival Gala Evening together.the time go by so fast, the Christmas and the new year would be approaching.good luck and have a nice day!
• United States
11 Nov 09
That was very interesting to hear. I hope that you have a wonderful Holiday and a good new years day as well. Thanks for your response and have a great day. As always keep smiling.
@cbjones (1157)
• United States
9 Nov 09
I tend to wait maybe a week or so after Thanksgiving to put up the tree in the house. I'll decorate the outside and such a few days after i sleep off all that Turkey, and save the tree for last.
• United States
10 Nov 09
HAHAHA That is right we have to sleep off the big turkey day. I don;t know about you but for the next couple of days I have a tendency to eat way too much of the leftovers. Thanks for sharing and have a great day. Keep smiling.
@MsTickle (24983)
• Australia
9 Nov 09
Hiya rosepedal. I usually get mine out ready a few days before if the family are coming then I let the children decorate it on Christmas Eve. If the family are not coming I usually do it half way through December. They are supposed to be coming this year but I've heard nothing. I just don't think I'm up to the effort and the expense this year.
• United States
9 Nov 09
Hi msTickle Good to hear from you. I think that you should put up that tree even if you don't do anything else. It will make you feel much better. Want me to come and help you?...LOL..Thanks for sharing and you have a great day my friend. Keep smiling.
@ladym33 (11008)
• United States
8 Nov 09
We always put ours up the day after Christmas. It is a nice day to do it. My husband has the day off of work and the kids are home from school so everyone is home. Plus the fridge is full of already cooked food that just needs heated up so the day has a lot less stress in store for me because I don't have to worry about cooking dinner or anything. It is a nice day to do it and it a day that we earmark every year just for that purpose.
• United States
9 Nov 09
Hi ladym I usually don't cook the big dinner. I do however do fix a small turkey and then when leaving the inlaws I try to get some leftovers to take home with us. Hubby usually has to work the next day so I serve him the leftovers as well. It makes it a easier day for starting the decorations. Have a great day my friend. Can I ask a question..Did you mean to say Thanksgiving instead of christmas or do you really don't put up a tree till after Christmas...LOL
@ryzach (1546)
• United States
8 Nov 09
We wait until after Thanksgiving, actually somwhere around the 10th-15th of December. The reason we wait so long is for the Christmas tree because we get a real one every year. The tree is the only thing we wait on. The other decorations start going up around the end of November. My son and I do it every year, he is 18 now but says he still wants to help with the decorating.
• United States
8 Nov 09
That is great to hear that at the age of your son that he still wants to help. Usually when they get that age things start seem not important to family things. I always put up an artificial tree every year. I like the smell of the real ones but too much trouble to keep them alive. I guess that is a little laziness on my part..LOL..Thanks for sharing and have a nice day. Keep smiling.
@bing28 (3798)
• Philippines
7 Nov 09
I wish we could put up our christmas tree two weeks earlier than December 1st, to experience a longer christmas. My grand daughter is very excited about christmas trees seen at the malls that when at home kept on nagging us of putting up our christmas tree. So by next week maybe our christmas tree will start the happy season at home.
• United States
7 Nov 09
Yeah our grandkids has a way to talk us into anything don't they...LOL..That is okay too I like the way that their faces look when they see the tree and all the decorations. Then when I start to put the presents under the tree lookout....Thanks for sharing bing and have a great weekend. Keep smiling.
@colu41 (273)
• United States
7 Nov 09
I like to get it up right around Thanksgiving...for when the fam comes over to eat!
• United States
7 Nov 09
I try to wait until after all the dinners take place. I have more time to focus on the tree and all the outside decorations and all. I wish the best for Christmas and Thanksgiving too. Have a great weekend. Keep smiling.
@The1one1 (105)
• Croatia (Hrvatska)
7 Nov 09
Usually a week before christmas
• United States
7 Nov 09
Mine is the weekend after Thanksgiving. I like to feel the Christmas spirit as long as I can. Thanks for sharing. Keep smiling.
@TrvlArrngr (4058)
• United States
7 Nov 09
If I have a fake tree I do it the day after thanksgiving. I usually start pulling out the boxes about this time and then slowly put some up each week. By the first week of December it should just about be done. We love Christmas and decorate every part of our house. It is our tradition.
• United States
7 Nov 09
that is neat. I usually just decorate the livingroom and of course outside. I just might try your ideal this year. I think that might just work. Thanks for sharing and giving me a new ideal. Keep smiling.
@angelajoy (1839)
• Philippines
7 Nov 09
We already have a Christmas tree in our house. We always put up Christmas decorations early. It feels nice because as early as November we could already feel Christmas approaching. I hope this year's Christmas would be a happy one for me and my loved ones.
• United States
7 Nov 09
I wish only the best for you. Keep a smile on the face and it will spend over to the heart. Thanks for sharing and enjoy that tree. Keep smiling.
@PeacefulWmn9 (10424)
• United States
7 Nov 09
Hi Rose. I love the atmosphere Christmas lights and decorations give to the house in our Michigan winters, so I put the tree up shortly after Thanksgiving and leave it until just after the New Year holiday. Love to enjoy it as long as possible :) Karen
• United States
7 Nov 09
Hi Peaceful I know exactly what you are saying. I love to watch the lights and then I get to start wrapping those gifts too. I put them under the tree as I get them. When the grandkids come over it is funny to watch them try and figure out who has the most so far...LOL. Thanks for sharing and have a nice weekend. Keep smiling.
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• United States
7 Nov 09
We usually don't put up a tree until after Thanksgiving. When I was a kid we'd spend the week of Thanksgiving giving the house a really good cleaning over and then on Friday, we'd start putting out decorations and putting them up around the house and in the front lawn. However, people are older, I'm not at home so that doesn't happen here much anymore. We tend to get them put up whenever we can. I hope that at my apartment I can start doing it how I want when I want.
• United States
7 Nov 09
There you go. Now that you have your own place then you can put up that tree and take it down when you like. Go put it now...LOL..Thanks for sharing and have a good weekend. As always keep smiling.
@cutepenguin (6457)
• Canada
7 Nov 09
We usually put up our tree around December 1st. There isn't really a reason, that's just when we start to feel like it's Christmas season.
@hunieby (207)
• Philippines
7 Nov 09
We usually put up our Christmas tree around the first week of November. Since last Christmas though we haven't taken our Christmas tree down. so we felt Christmas all year round.
• United States
7 Nov 09
Hey that sounds like a plan. Put it up and just give a quick dusting every month. I don't think that would work in my house. But I like the thought of having christmas feelings all year long. I appreciate your sharing your thoughts. Have a nice evening and keep smiling.
@tigeraunt (6331)
• Philippines
7 Nov 09
christmas tree - decorated tree
dear rose, would you believe, i have my christmas tree up now? it lessens the stress from the office when i get home. just looking at it with the flickering lights gets me to feel very good. and when grandchild visits, i can see how it lifts her spirit. i start buying and wrapping the gifts and place then at the foot of the tree. ann
• United States
7 Nov 09
Hi tigeraunt That is great..I would love to get mine up now but I guess I will have to wait..I bet that you are very relaxed watching the tree. I know that would help with all my stress as well. Thanks for sharing and keep smiling my friend.
@michael74 (122)
• Singapore
7 Nov 09
Hello rosepedal64, Actually I'm planning to set it up next week. Christmas for me has always been the most exciting event of the year. I love Christmas, for me it's the happiest season of the year! and i also love trimming the tree.
• United States
7 Nov 09
Hi michael I love christmas as well. I have always enjoyed this time of year. The decorations and all the gift giving makes me all warm inside. Thanks for sharing and have a great evening. Keep Smiling..