Christmas Lights: Decorations are being put up!

United States
November 5, 2016 11:39am CST
Not my house, but as I was driving home - I saw many homes lit with Christmas lights already! It's beautiful to see that everyone is getting into Christmas mode. I still can't believe the holidays are just around the corner. Then it'll be 2017 soon! Time surely is flying by quickly. Do you put up Christmas decorations inside, outside both? I'll be putting up my mini Christmas tree soon.
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@Happy2BeMe (70721)
• Canada
5 Nov 16
I just decorate the inside but not until the 1st of December.
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@Jenning (2025)
• Nigeria
6 Nov 16
Yep. December is the Official month. That's my thought too...
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• United States
6 Nov 16
Yes it's a tad early, as thanksgiving hasn't even passed :)
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• United States
6 Nov 16
@Jenning Yes but many seem to be excited already :)
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@quantum2020 (8314)
• Ciudad De Mexico, Mexico
6 Nov 16
Here, I adorn with Christmas decorations in and out of the house. It deserves the effort because Christmas only happens once a year
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• United States
6 Nov 16
Yes you're right - every year we look forward to Christmas so you have to go big right:)
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• Ciudad De Mexico, Mexico
6 Nov 16
@infatuatedbby That is right
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• United States
5 Nov 16
I decorate inside, outside and the dog too! LOL. We will put light up outside mid-Nov. (won't turn them on) but like to get them up before it gets cold. The tree usually Thanksgiving evening or the next day since we don't shop Black Friday. Santa landed at a few malls today - parades, the whole 9 yards...too early for that for me. Tree stays up until January 8th - Russian Christmas.
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• United States
6 Nov 16
It's a bit early for the stores to put out Christmas stuff seems like they passed right to Christmas and not thanksgiving I didn't see many thanksgiving decorations! Not that I decorate for thanksgiving though! I'm sure your home will look lovely during the holidays. Do you usually celebrate with any family or friends?
• United States
6 Nov 16
@infatuatedbby We have no family here and we just stick with each other...too many so called friends we've met down here turned out not to really be friends. We have Ruby and that's enough for us!
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• United States
6 Nov 16
@AbbyGreenhill That's good enough! Cozy Christmas for you 3! and myLot friends too right? (Virtually)
@Corbin5 (85324)
• United States
5 Nov 16
I put lights outside and the tree up and other decorations the day after Thanksgiving. I take all down the day after Christmas. That is enough time for me to enjoy Christmas decor.
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• United States
6 Nov 16
Hehe yes some even put their lights until New Years or even year around so they don't have to take them up and down lol
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@amandajay (17984)
• Sri Lanka
5 Nov 16
im a Buddhist so we dont celebrate Christmas...but fr my elder one, we make a Christmas tree every year. she loves it
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• United States
6 Nov 16
We don't celebrate Christmas religiously as a religion but for fun too
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@amandajay (17984)
• Sri Lanka
6 Nov 16
@infatuatedbby is that so? whats your religion?
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• United States
6 Nov 16
@amandajay same as yours
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@sunrisefan (16694)
• Philippines
7 Nov 16
Playing of Christmas songs on radio stations and in many houses starts as early as September in the Philippines and local government units start putting Christmas decorations in their city and town plazas. Homes are adorned with Christmas decors as early as October too. And some even observe the old tradition of putting away the Christmas decors after February 2.
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• United States
7 Nov 16
Wow Christmas is very popular in the Philippines! That's very early to start Christmas in September! Have you started on your home yet? :)
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@sunrisefan (16694)
• Philippines
7 Nov 16
@infatuatedbby My wife usually decorates the house at the last week of November.
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• United States
7 Nov 16
@sunrisefan Yay! sounds very exciting. will your kids be visiting for the holidays - or - will you be visiting them?!
@SIMPLYD (75888)
• Philippines
7 Nov 16
My brother-in-law started putting up some Christmas lights too last night . I noticed it as i went to the kitchen to get water for us at the bedroom .
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• United States
8 Nov 16
Hehe do you all live together? Will you put up Christmas decorations too?
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@SIMPLYD (75888)
• Philippines
8 Nov 16
@infatuatedbby Yes, we live with my parents -in-law and my gay brother-in-law . We were requested to transfer there when the parents-in=law got older . Our only child is always in Manila , studying but now a doctor in a hospital there .
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• United States
8 Nov 16
@SIMPLYD Oh I see. The more the merrier then. :) Do you get to see your child often? Or is your child far from home?
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@just4him (96323)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
5 Nov 16
I need to get Christmas decorations. I threw all of them out when I moved. I have a larger living room, but I still don't know where I'm going to put the tree. I'll figure that out in the next couple weeks.
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• United States
6 Nov 16
Hehe that sounds nice ;) maybe when your sons are over for thanksgiving you guys can make a tradition to help out with the Christmas decorations
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@just4him (96323)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
6 Nov 16
@infatuatedbby That would mean I would need to buy them all ahead of time. I think I can do that. Sounds like fun.
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• United States
6 Nov 16
@just4him It could be a nice tradition you and your sons have :)
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@jobelbojel (5596)
• Philippines
3 Dec
Saw this post using the tag Christmas Decor. I started a post with Christmas decore each day. I am currently on my 3rd day.
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• United States
3 Dec
That's awesome I will go check it out. This is an old post. :) (2016)
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• Philippines
4 Dec
@infatuatedbby I know, I noticed it is an old post. I wonder there aren't many tags. So it was easy to visit the old post.
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• United States
4 Dec
@jobelbojel Oh I see =) Hehe yes.
@youless (87496)
• Guangzhou, China
7 Nov 16
It seems it is earlier! But anyway, it is good to see that! I don't put up Christmas decorations because it is not our official festival. I ever thought about buying a little mini Christmas tree at home but then I thought about how to deal with it after Christmas? I don't want to add one more rubbish. So I give up my plan.
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• United States
7 Nov 16
Yes, it isn't our religion but we celebrate anyway. We have a small tree at my parents' Mini. My boyfriend and I bought a big Christmas tree. We put it once up and that was it. Too much of a hassle lol :)
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@youless (87496)
• Guangzhou, China
8 Nov 16
@infatuatedbby It is so nice to have the big Christmas tree. It has more Christmas feelings There are big Christmas trees in the big malls here. We like to go there to take photos
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• United States
8 Nov 16
@youless yes I love to go take photos too.
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@kaka135 (13605)
• Malaysia
5 Nov 16
That's fast! I thought decorations will only start in December. I can't believe 2017 is coming soon, and this year seems to past very quickly. I don't really celebrate Christmas, but I am thinking if I should plan something for/with my kids this year.
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• United States
6 Nov 16
I know what you mean! 2017 is almost here. We don't celebrate Christmas religiously as a religion but a fun holiday :)
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@kaka135 (13605)
• Malaysia
8 Nov 16
@infatuatedbby Yes, though I don't celebrate it, I always think it's a good time to have fun with friends and family.
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• United States
8 Nov 16
@kaka135 Yes you got that right. Plus the kids learn a little about Christmas from your home schooling too?
@Jenning (2025)
• Nigeria
6 Nov 16
O that's beautiful. Indeed I feel the breeze of Christmas......
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• United States
6 Nov 16
Christmas oh great joy Happy early holidays
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@Jenning (2025)
• Nigeria
6 Nov 16
@infatuatedbby CHRIST is the Joy of the Christmas
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• Philippines
6 Nov 16
Probably when the month of December comes along, that's when I put out the Xmas tree and lanterns.
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• United States
6 Nov 16
Just around the corner sooner than we know it! Happy holidays!
@IvySaysHi (4211)
• United States
5 Nov 16
We tend to put up decorations both inside and outside. I can't believe how close the holidays are either.
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• United States
6 Nov 16
The year seems to pass by so quickly now :)
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@xstitcher (10337)
• Petaluma, California
5 Nov 16
Yep, it happens early. I decorate the inside of our house, not the outside--but I wait until at least after Thanksgiving.
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• United States
6 Nov 16
Yes inside for me too! I'll probably wait til then as well :) Happy holidays to you
@NJChicaa (31618)
• United States
5 Nov 16
We put up lights but not until after Thanksgiving.
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• United States
6 Nov 16
Makes sense! We can't forget about Thanksgiving holiday too!
• Jacksonville, Florida
5 Nov 16
Oh wow, that's early. I usually decorate inside but after Thanksgiving. =)
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• United States
6 Nov 16
Yep Seems like the stores skipped right by Thanksgiving lol
@teamfreak16 (37063)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
6 Nov 16
Not surprised. Eventually, they'll start on July 5th.
@Marty1 (28679)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
6 Nov 16
@infatuatedbby I am unsure if I am decorating like my mom and dad decorated. I am not even sure I will put up a Christmas tree. I might put a few decorations up, I have not decided yet! I might put a few things up but I am not going to be at my house Christmas and happens to be my birthday that week after the holiday and I am sleeping over my sister's house!!! I will have a stocking for my hamster, though of that I am sure!
@UncleJoe (9088)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
6 Nov 16
We don't put up outside lights. We just hang mirrors from our gutters to reflect the lights from the house across the street.