who has their Christmas lights already up?

United States
November 18, 2006 8:48am CST
Do you have your decorations up yet? When do you put them up? and when do you take them down?
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19 responses
@MellieC (783)
• United States
21 Nov 06
this is the first time my husband and i have a house that we can decorate. sooo i'm going to get some lights for the front yard :) i'll do it probably this friday and not take them down til new years!
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• United States
21 Nov 06
congratulations on your new home! i know that it will look pretty..hope you have great holiday memories
• United States
19 Nov 06
I have some sprakly red garland up from last year, going up my stairs. I liked it so much that I decided to keep it as a permanent decoration. Otherwise I do not start to decorate until I have recognized Thanksgiving. Once that is over I will start to go through my stuff to see what I need and what I don't want anymore. We don't buy our tree until a week or so before because we buy a real one and we don't want it to dry out too soon. We decorate that the night that we get it. We will then leave the tree up until it is dried up or until the new year, which ever happens first. The other decorations are pretty limited so we take them down in the few days following Christmas. One day I will be able to afford the decorations I really want and it will take hours just to undecorate my house!
• United States
21 Nov 06
i can't afford a lot of what i would like either...but i love to go through yard sales and thrift stores for decorations...you can get them a lot cheaper and most of them are still good, it's just that the people have changed their decorations and have to make room for new ones...hope your holidays are wonderful..thanks for sharing
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• United States
19 Nov 06
Oh yeah they have been up since a week after halloween....
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• United States
19 Nov 06
cool..i know you're enjoying your 1st Christmas in your new home ..thanks for responding
@merlin22 (1111)
• United States
18 Nov 06
i put mine up after halloween and take them down after christmas.
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• United States
19 Nov 06
oh yeah? well i can remember when they were still up in February!...lol...thanks hon
@massaj03 (4372)
• United States
18 Nov 06
not yet, but hopefully after Thanksgiving we will have some up..and usually its after New years when we take everything down.
• United States
18 Nov 06
i put mine up early this year...it's always been tradition in my family to take decor down on new years...we'll see this year..thanks for responding
• United States
1 Dec 06
Oh My... I don't have any put up yet. I don't even have the tree put up yet.. And to think I usually would have already have it all done by now.. I just have had a lot on my mind and been a little busy. Hopefully this weekend I will get it done. I love doing the decorating. I would decorate my neighbors place if they would let me...
• United States
1 Dec 06
I'm almost the only one around here that decorates outside the home...it's a shame, i remember when i was young a favorite pastime of my family was to just drive around at night and look at all the lights..in one neighborhood, the entire cul de sac decorated profusely. You drove in one side, and when you got to the end on the other side, there was a resident of the neighborhood dressed like santa and would give out candy canes to everyone in the car....i just can't find anything like that around here...i wish my neighbors would decorate too...happy holidays
@carmat (2850)
• Canada
25 Nov 06
OUR OUTDOOR STUFF GOES UP RIGHT AFTER HALLOWEEN, INDOORS IS THE DAY AFTER REMEMBRANCE DAY NOV11
• United States
25 Nov 06
mine went up right after halloween too!..lol...thanks for sharing and happy holidays!
@LoganzMom (619)
• United States
7 Dec 06
christmas decorations - pretty
we have our stuff up. because of my fiance's mother (crazy woamn) he thinks they have to go up the day after halloween! so thats when they went up lol...
@TasksGirl (216)
• United States
6 Dec 06
I just finished buying all my decorations today. I got my tree up and some of the basic decorations a couple of nights ago. When I was a kid the decorating started right after our annual Thanksgiving trip to grandma's house.. and the trees stayed up until late January! (We had artificial trees) We always had at least 4 trees up and my mom had 2 large 6 foot trees and I always had 2 smaller 3 or 4 foot trees .. Not to mention the outside lights, angels, table runners, clothes, dishes, etc. I LOVED Christmas growing up and am excited to take my fiance back home for Christmas this year.. we went 2 years ago but missed it last year.. my first Christmas away from home
• United States
1 Dec 06
We aren't doing lights this year. But we are doing a tree. We were going to put up the tree this weekend but hubby is out of town. So it will be next weekend. The kids want a real tree.
• United States
1 Dec 06
christmas lights - christmas lights
not yet, but hopefully this weekend we will get them up and we will take them down the first week of January
• Romania
1 Dec 06
Do you put them so early?? We only make the tree in the Christmas evea and the lights maybe a day or two before.. but at the beggining of december? too soon here - in fact , today they light up the lights in the city
@jmcafam (2891)
• United States
1 Dec 06
Don't have mine up yet. Probably this weekend. They get taken down a week or so after Christmas.
@carmat (2850)
• Canada
1 Dec 06
We usually decorate right after Remebrance day in Canada, November 11th and take our stuff down shortly after New Years. We were a little late this year on our outdoor stuff, we had to replace alot of our outdoor lighting and I had to find time to get to the store to buy, I just finished up the other day. It looks great at night.
@carmat (2850)
• Canada
1 Dec 06
We usually decorate right after Remebrance day in Canada, November 11th and take our stuff down shortly after New Years. We were a little late this year on our outdoor stuff, we had to replace alot of our outdoor lighting and I had to find time to get to the store to buy, I just finished up the other day. It looks great at night.
@carmat (2850)
• Canada
1 Dec 06
We usually decorate right after Remebrance day in Canada, November 11th and take our stuff down shortly after New Years. We were a little late this year on our outdoor stuff, we had to replace alot of our outdoor lighting and I had to find time to get to the store to buy, I just finished up the other day. It looks great at night.
@carmat (2850)
• Canada
25 Nov 06
OUR OUTDOOR STUFF GOES UP RIGHT AFTER HALLOWEEN, INDOORS IS THE DAY AFTER REMEMBRANCE DAY NOV11
@Magsman (146)
• Sweden
19 Nov 06
Next weekend they are going up
• United States
19 Nov 06
Dont have any Xmas light up and not putting any up