Do you religiously put up a Christmas tree for the holidays?

@bingskee (5237)
Philippines
November 26, 2011 7:46am CST
I put up Christmas trees every Christmas season. It is actually a tiring activity to put up a Christmas tree especially that our Christmas tree is 6-ft high. Until now I have not put up the Christmas tree. I am still having second thoughts. As I have written in my blog, I am actually scared of the aftermath of all this decorating and preparations. How about you?
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@inertia4 (27385)
• United States
1 Dec 11
I always put up a Christmas tree. I used to put up an 8 foot tree every year and I put 1500 lights on it. I did it in a way that I could have the tree a different color every night. Then I wound up buying a 9 foot pre-lit tree. I used that only once. Then I bought me a table top tree to make things easier.
@bingskee (5237)
• Philippines
3 Dec 11
1500 lights! did you put indoors?
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@inertia4 (27385)
• United States
7 Dec 11
Yes, it was indoors, in my living room. I had it set up so that I can change the color of it every night. So, one night it would be red, one night it would be blue, etc... Believe me, it did not look like you think. I know you're thinking, Wow, thats a lot of light. But when it was fully decorated, it looked like any other christmas tree.
@LadyDulce (830)
• United States
1 Dec 11
Not putting up a tree isn't even an option for me, lol. I love it and my son loves it, so we usually go all out, especially with the lights! Any surface that can be reasonably lit is generally dripping with little lights by christmas. Or ribbons, garlands, ornaments, etc.
@bingskee (5237)
• Philippines
3 Dec 11
i only have a garland this Christmas. the Christmas stand is missing!
@moirai (1471)
• Philippines
27 Nov 11
Actually, no. We haven't put up a Christmas tree for years. We were never in the habit of buying new decorations each year so when the decorations we had became old, and when the tree itself became brittle (we've only ever had one tree - back when I was a kid), we stopped putting it up. And so what we did, just so you could distinguish the Christmas season from the regular days in our house, we put up a belen and a few Christmas lights. That's about it. =P
@dodo19 (31949)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
26 Nov 11
We pretty much try to have a Christmas tree every year. It's something that we like to have. My husband and I especially want one this year, as we now have a little baby girl. So we feel that we have more reason to have a Christmas tree this year.
@bingskee (5237)
• Philippines
29 Nov 11
oh, the little ones! they always give that inspiration. good luck with putting up your Christmas tree.
• United States
26 Nov 11
When my kids were small it was a tradition to put up a Christmas tree. I enjoyed it some because I could watch them enjoy it so much! I loved pulling the collections of the Christmas ornaments they had made through the years. But once they grew up I just didn't want to mess with putting it up and taking it down any more! I did actually want to get a tree last night for this year... just feel more Christmas-y right now.. not even sure why. I hate all the craziness that goes on this time of year and will refuse to shop until well after New Years! lol!
@bingskee (5237)
• Philippines
29 Nov 11
hey, macdingolinger. this is a season more of commercialization. unfortunately, the Christmas tree stand was missing so there is no tree for this year again. last year, we did not put up a tree because my husband is still grieving for the loss of my mother-in-law that year. anyway, bought a garland and decorated it with the ornaments for the Christmas tree. saves time.
@beamer88 (4268)
• Philippines
26 Nov 11
We've always put up our Christmas tree the first weekend of December each year. We've done this ever since I was a kid. Now that I have a son of my own, I still continue that family tradition of ours. Our tree however had gotten smaller. It's only 4 feet. Taller trees are a bit expensive plus we really don't have enough space for it now.
@bingskee (5237)
• Philippines
26 Nov 11
now, that is my problem, too - the space! that is what is keeping me. i do not know where to put the furniture where the Christmas tree will be located.
@Anne18 (11036)
26 Nov 11
Our christmas tree goes up two weeks before christmas and comes down just after new year before my husband returns to work after his christmas holiday break
@bingskee (5237)
• Philippines
26 Nov 11
wow, that is a pretty cool idea. putting it up for a shorter period of time will not gather a lot of dusts.
• United States
30 Mar 12
I use the plastic tree which isn't as good as the real thing but, not as heavy and no needles. My son enjoys it just as much and I enjoy the clean up. I used to be afraid of the clean up and the removal of the tree but now mine folds up into it's box and waits for next year. It is a whole lot cheaper than real trees. Mine has the lights already strewn so I don't have to untangle the horror of cords. You might want to try it.