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DECK THE HALLS AND GET THE TREES UP!!!!!

Old Dec 1st 2013, 7:22 am
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Default DECK THE HALLS AND GET THE TREES UP!!!!!

So in the spirit of the 1st of December I, pyjama clad assembled my what looks to be highly flammable Carrefour Christmas tree. I then proceeded to adorn it with some rather fetching non shatter proof baubles. I am off out now to buy another box of baubles,some fairy lights and a star.
Countdown to Christmas begins!!!! Now show us your Christmas trees everybody!!!!!
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due to floodgate I am delayed with my tree, will hopefully manage to erect it at some point this week
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No tree or decorations until at least 14th December.

I have found a highly appropriate gift for many BE posters though...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/like/23102...13=80&ff14=102
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I have found a highly appropriate gift for many BE posters though...
Too much naughty!
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No tree or decorations until at least 14th December.

I have found a highly appropriate gift for many BE posters though...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/like/23102...13=80&ff14=102
I ordered that on Friday from iwantoneofthose!

Regarding Xmas tree mine will be up on the 19th when my Mum arrives so she can help though in reality I want to put it up now........

I could put it up and (Get the wife to) take it down before she comes though.............
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Is the putting up of Christmas trees at the start of December a fairly new thing? When I was a child we never put up a tree until a week before Christmas Day and I am sure that's what most people did. The whole event is stretched out so much these days that the day itself has lost any specialness.
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Meow yes I'd say its a new thing, we were only allowed to put it up on xmas eve as a kid and I've always lived in houseshares til now so have complete freedom. They just make the house look so pretty! I left mine up til March one year, only took it down when friend pointed out I might look a bit crazy cat lady if I had any male company...
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We're erecting the tree right now... well, I'm not, of course.
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Is the putting up of Christmas trees at the start of December a fairly new thing? When I was a child we never put up a tree until a week before Christmas Day and I am sure that's what most people did. The whole event is stretched out so much these days that the day itself has lost any specialness.
1st weekend in December when I was a child. I see no wrong with stretching it out a little as the day is usually over so quick, Especially here where I work Xmas day morning and back on boxing day.
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Is the putting up of Christmas trees at the start of December a fairly new thing? When I was a child we never put up a tree until a week before Christmas Day and I am sure that's what most people did. The whole event is stretched out so much these days that the day itself has lost any specialness.
Normally mid December but as we both fly on 19th it's just gone up.
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Default Re: DECK THE HALLS AND GET THE TREES UP!!!!!

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Is the putting up of Christmas trees at the start of December a fairly new thing? When I was a child we never put up a tree until a week before Christmas Day and I am sure that's what most people did. The whole event is stretched out so much these days that the day itself has lost any specialness.
Growing up we always did it 12 days before and 12 days after...

Although the tree has gone up today!
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I'm always a week before and two weeks after.

But now. Here. It's going up tonight! The countdown to those 'ordinary' days I have to work, that my students don't even recognise when I ask them what 'special' dates are this month, is upon us, trolololol.

Bah, Saudi!
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Is the putting up of Christmas trees at the start of December a fairly new thing? When I was a child we never put up a tree until a week before Christmas Day and I am sure that's what most people did. The whole event is stretched out so much these days that the day itself has lost any specialness.
Always been first weekend in December since I can remember...which makes sense considering the hassle, get the most out of it.
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Always the first week of December since I was very young. Always has to be down before 6 January too - which of course is Orthodox Christmas. I only found that bit out after moving here though
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Tree has gone up but it wont be decorated until 12th when my parents get here. The Mrs and my mother will get that job.

the cat seems to have lost interest in the tree, but I doubt that will last once the tree is decorated.

http://www.simonscat.com/Films/Santa-Claws/
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