Preparing for Christmas

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Philippines
November 25, 2017 8:31am CST
They've been trying to remind me to set this up over the past few days but I was not in the mood then. But since no one's around today I took the time to clean the tree. Unfortunately, I had trouble at first looking for the decorations because I forgot were to put it. Turns they were located in some unmarked box The only missing here were the lights, I forgot what happened. It's either I lost them or they short circuited for some reason and then I threw it away. I've also prepared the huge lantern but it's not yet in the picture. Sadly it has one busted bulb. How are you now preparing for Christmas?
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@louievill (16341)
• Philippines
25 Nov
Our tree is already up and lighted, this is the first time we did it early in decades lol. I am also now using almost a hundred percent LED bulbs since price has gone down
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• Philippines
26 Nov
Hello @louievill Were do you buy those led bulbs, they don't really last long, i guess it goes with the brand.
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@louievill (16341)
• Philippines
27 Nov
@Letranknight2015 led lasts very very long because they are diodes not filaments like what incandecent uses, they are similar to power indicator lights of appliances, that sometimes outlasts the appliance itself. Bought mine online at Lazada but I think it is out of stock now or the price has gone up
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• Philippines
27 Nov
@louievill Not the LED lights I have over here.
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@Corbin5 (81979)
• United States
25 Nov
Glad you got that tree up. The ornaments look really nice. Maybe you will find some lights eventually. Our tree is up and the house is decorated inside and out. Glad it is done.
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• Philippines
27 Nov
Hello @Corbin5 that's for her to decide if she wants to buy a new one. were actually saving electricity and lantern is good enough light for me.
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@Scrapper88 (1227)
• United States
25 Nov
Since I live alone; I do not set up a Christmas tree.
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• Philippines
27 Nov
Hello @Scrapper88 I could do the same thing If I was alone, probably a little christmas tree.
@franxav (3740)
25 Nov
Not started yet. Perhaps I'll start my preparation in the first week of December.
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• Philippines
27 Nov
Hello @franxav yes you can start from there
@josie_ (5175)
• Philippines
25 Nov
I remember that Christmas trees when I was a child were real pine trees. Now we have to settle for made in China plastic trees. There was also a kind of religious solemnity surrounding Christmas. Today everything has become too commercialize. Sad.
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• Philippines
27 Nov
Hello @josie_ what kind of plastic trees? Well, this one's not real as well but it's around for decades. You were right, everything is so commercialized now. But back in the day I used to enjoy giving gifts.
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@josie_ (5175)
• Philippines
27 Nov
@Letranknight2015 _Mostly receiving gifts. Since we were children then.
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• Philippines
27 Nov
@josie_ I used to get gifts too.
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@marguicha (81880)
• Chile
25 Nov
We don´t start preparations usually until the first days of Christmas.
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• Philippines
27 Nov
Hello @marguicha Okay, that was my planned to until I had the time to do it.
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@marguicha (81880)
• Chile
27 Nov
@Letranknight2015 I will take care of Claudia´s children until the first days of December.
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• Philippines
27 Nov
@marguicha well,, grand children are important and the best gift than any other Xmas presents.
@allen0187 (27537)
• Philippines
26 Nov
Lovely tree you got there. I'm sure with the lights, it will look better. No plans to put up a Christmas tree this year. I think we are doing something different for our Christmas decoration.
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• Philippines
27 Nov
Hello @allen0187 good luck with your plan buddy, let us know what will be your decorations are.
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@allen0187 (27537)
• Philippines
27 Nov
@Letranknight2015 Will try to snap a photo and then make a post.
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@ddnj2006 (606)
• Philippines
25 Nov
When I was young, we are setting up all the decoration mostly middle of november or the week after the haloween. But as I get older, we are doing this around 2nd week of december. Maybe because people in my generation today are much practical, I guess. Even my wife agrees with it.
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• Philippines
27 Nov
Hello @ddnj2006 It is practical since we take it down anyways by the month of January of Next year. Here, unless I win a lottery next month there won't be any kind of gifts.
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@ddnj2006 (606)
• Philippines
27 Nov
@Letranknight2015 that would be something!
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@Kandae11 (27188)
25 Nov
That tree looks nice - but lights are a must. I haven't really started yet.
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• Philippines
27 Nov
Hello @Kandae11 oh, well I hope some day we could put lights on it, that would be something good to see at night.
@sharon6345 (102062)
• United States
25 Nov
I am working on a tree for my baby girl.
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• Philippines
27 Nov
Hello @sharon6345 you're working on a tree? I don't understand what do you mean by baby girl, is it your grand child or your expecting a child soon? good luck.
@hereandthere (24192)
• Philippines
26 Nov
i'm the one expected to decorate, but like you, i prefer to do it when no one's here, or everyone's asleep. i'd like to buy more decors this week so i can put them up by dec 1. i wish we had a new parol (lantern) though.
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• Philippines
26 Nov
Hello @hereandthere I haven't bought new decors for a long time, I've always put it safely for next years use.
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• Philippines
27 Nov
@Letranknight2015 i feel like changing some decors this year. i can give the others to a relative.
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• Philippines
27 Nov
@hereandthere that's good they will get to use it.
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@ridingbet (38079)
• Philippines
27 Nov
Our house is not yet adorned with Christmas decorations.
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• Philippines
27 Nov
Hello @ridingbet I'm confident you will have to put decorations soon, besides, it's still November.
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@ridingbet (38079)
• Philippines
28 Nov
@Letranknight2015 my sister cleaned the windows' screen because the windows are the first that she put the decorations on.
@thelme55 (11919)
• Germany
26 Nov
I only put up Christmas decorations a few days before the first Advent. That will be the end of November.
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• Philippines
27 Nov
Hello @thelme55 What day is the advent? I guess I have not catch up over the past few days.
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@thelme55 (11919)
• Germany
28 Nov
@Letranknight2015 They are the Advent Sundays, the 4 Sundays before the Holy Eve. This coming Sunday is the first Advent Sunday.
@JudyEv (101133)
• Bunbury, Australia
25 Nov
I know where my decorations are but I haven't put them up yet. That will happen soon.
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• Philippines
27 Nov
Hello @JudyEv good thing you remembered, maybe next time I will put some labels on it before i put them back.
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@JudyEv (101133)
• Bunbury, Australia
27 Nov
@Letranknight2015 I have a few plastic tubs with lids as storage containers and I'm gradually putting labels on them because I'm forever opening them wondering what is in them.
@sallypup (22023)
• Moses Lake, Washington
26 Nov
Your tree is pretty. I'm not sure what I am doing for Christmas.
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• Philippines
27 Nov
Hello @sallypup Thank you. Hard to believe that this tree had been around for decades.
@BelleStarr (32085)
• Portland, Connecticut
26 Nov
I have put up my trees and some wreaths. I will finish today.
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• Philippines
26 Nov
Hello @BelleStarr I am sure you have got it done today, congrats.
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@SIMPLYD (75375)
• Philippines
27 Nov
It's my gay brother-in-law who puts up the decoration at the house. She even bought a like disco light that when he lights it up at the front yard, he has to switch off the bright light at the garage and you can see the firefly like images of which we cannot decipher when it's at the garden. It doesn't look merry at all because it's dim. But when he tried it on the wall at the dining room, they were of small santas, reindeers and others. He rarely lights it up anymore.