Trees Up or Down?

@k270585 (160)
November 30, 2015 3:24pm CST
I know some people have had their Christmas trees up for a few weeks now, however for me putting your Christmas tree up in November is too early. When it comes to our tree I like it to go up as close to the 1st of December as possible. This year it will go up on the 2nd which I am happy with. One year it didn't go up until about 10 days before Christmas, however this was because we moved house but I still wasn't happy about it. As for taking the tree down it tends to come down on the 2nd of January, we leave it up for New Years Day but that's it by then Im ready to take it down and get the room back to normal. So when do you think is the ideal time to put yiur tree up and take it down again?
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• United States
30 Nov 15
My tree went up this weekend and won't come down until Jan 6th
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@k270585 (160)
30 Nov 15
I do like to wait until December for mine.
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@vandana7 (69050)
• India
1 Dec 15
I want to know why that date. :)
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• United States
1 Dec 15
@vandana7 it's the feast of the Epiphany when the wise men came to see the baby Jesus
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@MALUSE (46011)
• Uzbekistan
30 Nov 15
Germans usually put it up one or two days before Christmas and leave it until January 6th.
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@k270585 (160)
30 Nov 15
Lol I couldn't wait that long to put mine up! N
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@MALUSE (46011)
• Uzbekistan
30 Nov 15
@k270585 I wouldn't want to see it earlier!
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• Minneapolis, Minnesota
30 Nov 15
CanI say I just love that again!! I need to live in Germany lol
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• Minneapolis, Minnesota
30 Nov 15
My idea is to put it up a week before Christmas and to take it down after New Years only because I am too lazy to take it down right away lol
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@k270585 (160)
30 Nov 15
I'm a bit of a child when it comes to Christmas, I do like the tree up early, the advent calendars Re out ready for the morning too!
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@vandana7 (69050)
• India
1 Dec 15
I think it would also be difficult to take it down immediately.
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@vandana7 (69050)
• India
1 Dec 15
@k270585 ..Didn't I hijack one of yours now?
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@DaddyEvil (26318)
• Aurora, Missouri
1 Dec 15
Mine goes up the day before Christmas and comes down Christmas afternoon. This is very easy to accomplish now, since my daughter is 27 and won't get upset about when I put it up or take it down again! (My Christmas tree is a five inch tall artificial tree. I get it out of its box, put a battery into it and it lights up. I leave it on until I take it down and put it away for the next year!)
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@k270585 (160)
1 Dec 15
I'm 30 and I couldn't take my tree down that quick lol I'm a bit of a child when it comes tomchristmas :-)
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@vandana7 (69050)
• India
1 Dec 15
5 inch tall Christmas tree? I will never visit you. Your Christmas must be boring.
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@DaddyEvil (26318)
• Aurora, Missouri
1 Dec 15
@k270585 Well, I am over 50 and work in a Walmart. Since Walmart insists on starting Christmas decorations and sales well before Christmas, I am thoroughly done with Christmas every year way before it even arrives! If you love Christmas, my suggestion for you would be to go work in a Walmart store! You won't like any holiday long after you have it crammed down your throat for a month or more before it arrives! @Vandana7 Dearheart, if you came to visit me at Christmas time, I promise I would put up a real tree and all the decorations I used before I started working at Walmart! I have wreaths, a one and a half foot tall Ferris wheel that plays music and flashes lights of every color as it rotates, Singing Santa, a large gold bell that plays Christmas music and myriads of wind up music boxes each playing a different song, animated mice who sing Christmas carols and dance to them, a small bear that sits and blows bubbles and much more, Beloved!
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@j20161 (42)
30 Nov 15
Our tree goes up on the 1st December and comes down around new year. Like you I always want to get back to normal.
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@k270585 (160)
30 Nov 15
Yes whilst I love Christmas I do like to get back to normal in January.
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@vandana7 (69050)
• India
1 Dec 15
May be there will be virtual Christmas trees like the virtual Buddha statue in China. Would you go for it? It sure could save a lot of trees.
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@DaddyEvil (26318)
• Aurora, Missouri
1 Dec 15
@vandana7 Yes, vanny, I would love to have a virtual tree instead of going to all the trouble of putting up my five inch Christmas tree and then having to take it down again every year!
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@Jessicalynnt (47879)
• Centralia, Missouri
30 Nov 15
mine was up last week, but not decorated, Im slowly getting that done
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@vandana7 (69050)
• India
1 Dec 15
I thought this is the reason it goes up a month before. It takes time to decorate it and it is too cold most of the time..to do every bit of cleaning at once.
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• Centralia, Missouri
1 Dec 15
@vandana7 pretty much, I find it WAY too much work to not have up for awhile
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@vandana7 (69050)
• India
1 Dec 15
@Jessicalynnt ..well, I do have some idea about your world even though I have never seen snow. :)
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@ridingbet (61840)
• Philippines
1 Dec 15
my sister has not yet finished putting the decors of our 20 years old tree for Christmas.
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@vandana7 (69050)
• India
1 Dec 15
Now, this is what I like about Christmas. Seriously, many of the traditions that we follow as children and build up memories with each passing year, and relive them well into old age. We have something to talk about and feel nostalgic about. 20 years to me seems a good set of memories.
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@ridingbet (61840)
• Philippines
1 Dec 15
@vandana7 indeed. The height of our Christmas tree is not too high, but its 'leaves' are still thick. my sister though wants to make it thicker and denser so she adds more green 'leaves', and plans to put more Christmas balls and bells.
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@Dragonairy1 (1413)
• Newcastle Upon Tyne, England
2 Dec 15
My mum has the whole 12 days before and after thing firmly ingrained in me, so it goes up around the 13th (depending on my shifts) and comes down the fifth or sixth (again depending what I'm working). This year my husband wants a real tree, so if we do choose one I guess it will depend what day we buy it
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@k270585 (160)
2 Dec 15
We have never done the 12 days of Christmas thing. We take it down after New Year but never after the 6th of the month.
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@JudyEv (141602)
• Bunbury, Australia
2 Dec 15
I'll be putting ours up any time soon. I guess it will stay up till about New Year.
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@k270585 (160)
2 Dec 15
We are doing ours after dinner tonight when my Husband is home.
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@JudyEv (141602)
• Bunbury, Australia
3 Dec 15
@k270585 I always enjoy putting up the tree. Christmas suddenly seems a lot closer at that point I think.
@Blondie2222 (22886)
• United States
2 Dec 15
At my mom's house we usually do it the first weekend of dec but this year we did it thanksgiving weekend as my mom and them our going on vacation and won't be back til a week before christmas. The grand kids were there to help so that's why we did it.
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@paigea (22675)
• Canada
3 Dec 15
I like putting it up a week or two into December. It stays up until January 7th
• Preston, England
1 Dec 15
I think it'll be a few weeks yet before the decorations and trees go up in our house
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@k270585 (160)
2 Dec 15
We did my Parents yesterday and are doing ours today, my Son was so excited.
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• United States
30 Dec 15
Our tree is still up but since we also celebrate the Eastern Orthodox Christmas on January 6th and 7th, ours will come down on January 8th . . . Do have a great New Year @k270585 and nice to meet you
• United Kingdom
26 Dec 15
I dont know. In recent years people find any excuse to put up a tree, citing that it is the "pagan" way, which of course is true if you have a tree in your home for the whole year around or whenever the pagan ritual calls for it. Mind you those who follow the rule aren't aware that you are supposed to decorate it head to toe! I usually put my tree up a week after 1st of December and take it down before New Years.
• United States
8 Dec 15
Not yet but should by Thursday, been quite busy . . .
@suzzy3 (8357)
3 Dec 15
My tree will go up on Saturday and come down when I have had enough of it. We don't have any little ones . When we did we waited till the 12th night but sometimes longer. It used to drive me crazy as we only have a small living room.
@BellaDoc (773)
• San Diego, California
2 Dec 15
We are waiting until after the barnacle's first birthday this week :)
@gudheart (12740)
1 Dec 15
Think we will do it around next week...I think!!