I Have a Serious Case of OCD

@BelleStarr (34903)
Portland, Connecticut
November 5, 2017 8:54pm CST
Yes I admit it, I have OCD, Obsessive Christmas Disorder. It usually starts right after Halloween and only gets worse. In my case, it doesn't end until Candlemas Day which is in February. Today I went to TJMAxx and Marshalls to look for my flannel sheets. I didn't find them at TJMAxx but I did find a Christmas doormat, metal Christmas tree, Christmas Tablecloth and two small Christmas gifts. I admit it, I have a bad case of OCD, I will probably start filling out my Christmas cards this week and wrapping the presents that I have already bought. The picture is my new little metal Christmas tree. I love it. I put trees in every one of my rooms, even the bathrooms.
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@franxav (4045)
6 Nov
I too have this disorder. I lose all my controls it grips me.
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@sueznewz2 (9843)
• Alicante, Spain
6 Nov
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@BelleStarr (34903)
• Portland, Connecticut
7 Nov
Pretty soon I will be putting up the lights and wreaths and other decorations, but I haven't started the Christmas music yet!!
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@FourWalls (11388)
• United States
6 Nov
When do you load your Christmas songs playlist and start playing it?
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@sueznewz2 (9843)
• Alicante, Spain
6 Nov
yeeeyyy
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@BelleStarr (34903)
• Portland, Connecticut
8 Nov
lol That I don't do I have never made a playlist in my life.
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@peachpurple (12163)
• Malaysia
6 Nov
isn't it great to start Christmas spirit right after the ghostly one?
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@sueznewz2 (9843)
• Alicante, Spain
6 Nov
ohhh I like that...
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@peachpurple (12163)
• Malaysia
6 Nov
@sueznewz2 ho ho ho
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@BelleStarr (34903)
• Portland, Connecticut
7 Nov
@peachpurple lol Never too soon for a little spirit.
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@Courtlynn (58388)
• United States
6 Nov
Its cute! My mom and I shop for Christmas year round, and have already wrapped everything we've bought. Christmas cards will be done in the next week here too.
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@BelleStarr (34903)
• Portland, Connecticut
8 Nov
That is the best way to do it, that way it is not a burden but a joy.
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@Courtlynn (58388)
• United States
8 Nov
@BelleStarr never a burden regardless. We love all of it.. shopping, wrapping, lol
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@BelleStarr (34903)
• Portland, Connecticut
8 Nov
@Courtlynn I meant a financial burden, people who wait til the last minute to buy everything often find it one.
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@sharon6345 (109060)
• United States
6 Nov
I was ready to wrap in June.
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@BelleStarr (34903)
• Portland, Connecticut
6 Nov
lol yes but when do you start to decorate? That is the real test of OCD lol
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@Happy2BeMe (70971)
• Canada
6 Nov
That is very cute. I love it. I think it is great that you love Christmas so much.
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@BelleStarr (34903)
• Portland, Connecticut
6 Nov
I like trees I don't have to decorate lol I fell in love with it.
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@sallypup (24415)
• Moses Lake, Washington
6 Nov
Wow. I love your playful spirit. And I'm over here thinking that I will not bother with a tree this year.
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@BelleStarr (34903)
• Portland, Connecticut
8 Nov
Oh no!!! I need to send you some of my spirit, I don't really do a big tree anymore, but lots of medium and small ones. I have two fiber optic ones that I love and I don't decorate I just plug them in. So easy to put away at the end of the season.
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@sallypup (24415)
• Moses Lake, Washington
8 Nov
@BelleStarr You're giving me ideas. My hall bathroom needs jazzing up. Maybe I should put a little tree in there or even hang some Christmas ornaments on the mirror.
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@sueznewz2 (9843)
• Alicante, Spain
6 Nov
ha ha I might have that too... @BelleStarr I love Christmas...it's never too early to start... It's ssoooo hard to resist all those decorations on sale in the shops ... lol
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@BelleStarr (34903)
• Portland, Connecticut
8 Nov
lol Every year I say, no more new decorations but every year I fall in love with something else. So hard to resist.
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@sueznewz2 (9843)
• Alicante, Spain
9 Nov
@BelleStarr yes it is... I buy 1 new one every year which helps quash the esire to buy lots more ..lol
@paigea (21397)
• Canada
9 Nov
@sueznewz2 That is a smart solution.
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• Pamplona, Spain
6 Nov
I really like that metal tree and the decorations. Our Christmas ends on 6th of January officially with the arrival of the Three Kings From Orient Are. Spanish children love the Three Kings always and also have Father Christmas to top it. November the 29th is the first holiday to do with Christmas celebrations here that being San Saturnino Patron Saint of Navarra.
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@BelleStarr (34903)
• Portland, Connecticut
8 Nov
My friend the Catholic priest, Fr Je always says the season ends on Candlemas so if I can extend it the extra month, I do.
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• Pamplona, Spain
8 Nov
@BelleStarr Thing is that there are six whole weeks of celebration that never stop for some. Any other days added on would be too much and I really love Christmas. In the six weeks coming up after the 29th there are special dates for all the Saints and they are a holiday too.
@DianneN (66529)
• United States
6 Nov
Very cute! I don't suffer from that disease.
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@BelleStarr (34903)
• Portland, Connecticut
8 Nov
Do you have OHD? I have heard of several severe cases of it lol Lots of lights.
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@DianneN (66529)
• United States
8 Nov
@BelleStarr Not much anymore! Ha ha!
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@LadyDuck (131135)
• Switzerland
6 Nov
This Christmas tree is lovely. I stopped buying Christmas stuff two years ago, I have too many decorations.
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@BelleStarr (34903)
• Portland, Connecticut
8 Nov
I have too many as well but when I see something I like, well I just must have it. lol
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@LadyDuck (131135)
• Switzerland
8 Nov
@BelleStarr I cannot refrain to buy shoes. Now I have a ban for 3 months from my husband, lol. I have no more spaces where to store them.
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@AmbiePam (46875)
• United States
6 Nov
My grandmother used to do that. Every room, even the bathroom, had some kind of tree.
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@BelleStarr (34903)
• Portland, Connecticut
6 Nov
lol Must be n old folks thing lol I just like little trees and I have tons of them.
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@AmbiePam (46875)
• United States
6 Nov
@BelleStarr No, I think it's a cool thing.
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@bluesa (13458)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
7 Nov
That is so pretty! But I don't decorate till late in December. Enjoy all the upcoming festivities, Iz! :)
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@BelleStarr (34903)
• Portland, Connecticut
8 Nov
You have great willpower, I just can't wait a minute more
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@Tampa_girl7 (22670)
• United States
7 Nov
I like it I've never seen a tree like this before.
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@BelleStarr (34903)
• Portland, Connecticut
8 Nov
Me either, I fell in love with it at first sight. I didn't take any chances and put it right in my basket, there was only one.
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@Kandae11 (30730)
6 Nov
Great idea about a tree in every room. my "disorder" sometimes ends in March.
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@BelleStarr (34903)
• Portland, Connecticut
8 Nov
lol I think I need to bring some decorations with me to Florida so I can celebrate longer.
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@fishtiger58 (30572)
• Momence, Illinois
6 Nov
I would say yes you have OCD love the tree
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@BelleStarr (34903)
• Portland, Connecticut
8 Nov
lol Yes I have a bad case and I don't think it is curable. But then, I don't want to be cured.
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@marlina (66580)
• Canada
6 Nov
I do NOT suffer from this disorder at all.
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@BelleStarr (34903)
• Portland, Connecticut
8 Nov
I am not sure how to respond but my first instinct is to say I am sorry because this disease gives me so much pleasure. I love Christmas.
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@responsiveme (14290)
• India
6 Nov
It looks very christmassy.
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@BelleStarr (34903)
• Portland, Connecticut
8 Nov
Thank you, I agree it is the perfect little modern tree.
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@MALUSE (34512)
• Denmark
6 Nov
The early Christmas decorations one sees everywhere are the best means to put me off Christmas for good.
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@BelleStarr (34903)
• Portland, Connecticut
8 Nov
I am never put off by the decorations, I love every minute of the Christmas season. I am just sad that my youngest grandchild is already 6 and he is the last one I will have. I do have the great grands but it is different.
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@paigea (21397)
• Canada
9 Nov
That is very cute. I love Christmas but I only decorate a little.
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@BelleStarr (34903)
• Portland, Connecticut
12 Nov
This is pre-decorated so it is the kind of decoration I love, no work lol
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@paigea (21397)
• Canada
12 Nov
@BelleStarr yes, I have a couple if easy things too.