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CaliforniaBride Dec 2nd 2005 6:08 pm

When Does Christmas Officially Start For You?
 
What with Halloween and Thanksgiving we only get one month of xmas here.

In the UK it used to be when, propped up in a bar drinking lager black, I heard the first lines of Slade......(well that was in my younger days but the song still does it for me).

"are you hanging up your stocking on your wall
it's the time that every santa has a ball
does he ride a red nosed reindeer
does he turn up on his sleigh
do the farries keep him sober for a day

so here it is merry christmas
everybodies having fun
look to the future now
it's only just begun"

(Bet your singing it now!)

Now xmas dosen't start for me until the weekend after Thanksgiving.

What marks the start of the xmas season for you?

jcapulet Dec 2nd 2005 6:10 pm

Re: When Does Christmas Officially Start For You?
 

Originally Posted by CaliforniaBride
What marks the start of the xmas season for you?

After Thanksgiving dinner :D

Celsius Dec 2nd 2005 6:25 pm

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Christmas starts as soon as it turns into Christmas Day on 25th December. I know. Old fashioned.

I don't care for the retail madness, Christmas "music", etc.

Chorlton Dec 2nd 2005 6:38 pm

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It starts for me when I get off work for Christmas - its no fun untill then!

Big D Dec 2nd 2005 7:20 pm

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Usually in the UK it would be when the decs go up - probably the second weekend - however here i struggle to wait until December - so the lights go up this weekend and that will be the official start!

Bob Dec 2nd 2005 7:59 pm

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First of december to put some decorations up...and tree some weekend there after...though with most people, the lights and outside stuff go up around thanks giving if there isn't snow and some of it will probably stay out there till the summer :D

redlobster Dec 2nd 2005 8:00 pm

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We decorated our balcony outside last night, but thats it.
We will buy a tree {Real] next weekend,and then that will be the countdown.We have lots of family coming over for christmas and new year, so we are feeling very excited. Our son is bringing a christmas pudding, and I got some christmas crackers in Marshalls
New Year is being spent at Busch Gardens. There is a big concert and fireworks.I cant wait.
Redlobster

Patrick Dec 2nd 2005 8:04 pm

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I have a nine month "sympathy" virgin pregnancy up to Christmas.

About 5 hours after the turkey indulgence I have a sympathy birth in the bathroom where I seem to say the baby Jesus' name quite a lot!

Our Christmas is far removed from the original, no virgins and absolutly wise men but the house does smell like a barn after my dad has used the lavatory!

ironporer Dec 2nd 2005 8:53 pm

Re: When Does Christmas Officially Start For You?
 

Originally Posted by CaliforniaBride
What with Halloween and Thanksgiving we only get one month of xmas here.

In the UK it used to be when, propped up in a bar drinking lager black, I heard the first lines of Slade......(well that was in my younger days but the song still does it for me).

"are you hanging up your stocking on your wall
it's the time that every santa has a ball
does he ride a red nosed reindeer
does he turn up on his sleigh
do the farries keep him sober for a day

so here it is merry christmas
everybodies having fun
look to the future now
it's only just begun"

(Bet your singing it now!)

Now xmas dosen't start for me until the weekend after Thanksgiving.

What marks the start of the xmas season for you?

When I start Christmas shopping...usually Dec 23/24.

Ray Dec 2nd 2005 11:27 pm

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When Does Christmas Officially Start For You?

As soon as somebody is daft enough to put up a thread entitled
When Does Christmas Officially Start For You?

Patrick Dec 2nd 2005 11:59 pm

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Originally Posted by Ray
When Does Christmas Officially Start For You?

As soon as somebody is daft enough to put up a thread entitled
When Does Christmas Officially Start For You?

Every Who
Down in Who-ville
Liked Christmas a lot...

But Ray,
Who lived just North of Who-ville,
Did NOT!

Ray hated Christmas!
The whole Christmas season!
Now, please don't ask why. No one quite knows the reason.
It could be that his head wasn't screwed on quite right.
It could be, perhaps, that his shoes were to tight.
But I think that the most likely reason of all
May have been that his heart was two sizes too small.

CaliforniaBride Dec 3rd 2005 12:04 am

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Originally Posted by Patrick
Every Who
Down in Who-ville
Liked Christmas a lot...

But Ray,
Who lived just North of Who-ville,
Did NOT!

Ray hated Christmas!
The whole Christmas season!
Now, please don't ask why. No one quite knows the reason.
It could be that his head wasn't screwed on quite right.
It could be, perhaps, that his shoes were to tight.
But I think that the most likely reason of all
May have been that his heart was two sizes too small.

http://images.google.com/images?q=tb...ges/grinch.jpg

jamjar Dec 3rd 2005 12:18 am

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Well my kids do the advent calendar thing so I suppose we start the 1st of December but we don't put the tree up until my hubby's birthday on the 18th.

mandpete Dec 3rd 2005 12:52 am

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The kids get their advent calendars on the 1st December.

We have always put our tree and decorations up about 15th December but after a load of mithering from my daughter we are putting our Christmas stuff up tomorrow.

Rompers Dec 3rd 2005 1:07 am

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Originally Posted by jamjar
Well my kids do the advent calendar thing so I suppose we start the 1st of December but we don't put the tree up until my hubby's birthday on the 18th.

Thats how it used to be for me as a kid - the tree didn't go up until after my birthday - but Mrs Rompers can be a cruel women and the tree's up already :(

Elvira Dec 3rd 2005 1:40 am

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Well, since I bought a couple of poinsettas today :o I guess it's started...

snowbunny Dec 3rd 2005 6:15 am

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When I get handed (erm, or Santa gets handed) this year's list of demands to be met before midnight 25 December.

TouristTrap Dec 3rd 2005 7:17 am

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Saturday after TG we always go out and find the tree, and then decorate in and out.

I don't play Christmas music until two weeks before Christmas. Cookie baking comes the last weekend before Christmas and is shared with friends/neighbors.

Love Christmas time.

Elvira Dec 3rd 2005 4:58 pm

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....I don't play Christmas music until two weeks before Christmas. [/QUOTE]

Do you mean to say that you play Christmas music for TWO whole weeks, and then on Christmas Day as well??? :eek:

Though I have to say I don't mind the nice Salvation Army Band style Christmas songs so much... :)

It's bl00dy Jiinge Bells and Santa is Coming to Town that I find ... let's say "difficult to tolerate"! :mad:

Ray Dec 3rd 2005 5:06 pm

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Originally Posted by Elvira
....IThough I have to say I don't mind the nice Salvation Army Band style Christmas songs so much... :)
It's bl00dy Jiinge Bells and Santa is Coming to Town that I find ... let's say "difficult to tolerate"! :mad:

Yea .... bring on Noddy Holder ....

Englishmum Dec 4th 2005 8:07 pm

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I wanted to put the Christmas tree up today....but our son said no - he wants to wait until his sister arrives from England on 18th December so they can decorate it together... :)

USBound Dec 4th 2005 8:36 pm

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Originally Posted by Englishmum
I wanted to put the Christmas tree up today....but our son said no - he wants to wait until his sister arrives from England on 18th December so they can decorate it together... :)


started for us yesterday as Jackies mum was down here (LA) from Green Bay and the kids (and us) got to open presents from her early... this week the decs go up (provided monday goes ok).

andy

Lottie Dec 4th 2005 10:41 pm

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This afternoon - went out and bought some twinkly lights and have just spent the last half hour decorating the tree. Had Christmas songs playing in the background and was drinking a cosmopolitan to get in the mood :beer:

doctor scrumpy Dec 5th 2005 10:33 am

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Living in Florida, Ray would probably be able to shoot Santa and claim he thought it was a threatening intruder. :D

Ray Dec 5th 2005 1:31 pm

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Originally Posted by doctor scrumpy
Living in Florida, Ray would probably be able to shoot Santa and claim he thought it was a threatening intruder. :D

The Florida attorney General ..said it would be OK under the new law
I ain't having no bleeding reindeer crapping all over my shingles ...

CarlM Dec 5th 2005 2:06 pm

Re: When Does Christmas Officially Start For You?
 

Originally Posted by CaliforniaBride
What with Halloween and Thanksgiving we only get one month of xmas here.

In the UK it used to be when, propped up in a bar drinking lager black, I heard the first lines of Slade......(well that was in my younger days but the song still does it for me).

"are you hanging up your stocking on your wall
it's the time that every santa has a ball
does he ride a red nosed reindeer
does he turn up on his sleigh
do the farries keep him sober for a day

so here it is merry christmas
everybodies having fun
look to the future now
it's only just begun"

(Bet your singing it now!)

Now xmas dosen't start for me until the weekend after Thanksgiving.

What marks the start of the xmas season for you?

As soon as the first Babycham advert is on the telly!

Celtic_Angel Dec 5th 2005 4:12 pm

Re: When Does Christmas Officially Start For You?
 

Originally Posted by CaliforniaBride
What with Halloween and Thanksgiving we only get one month of xmas here.

In the UK it used to be when, propped up in a bar drinking lager black, I heard the first lines of Slade......(well that was in my younger days but the song still does it for me).

"What marks the start of the xmas season for you?

I love that song!! :D I don't put up a thing until mid December... I've got to seriously clean up before I drag anything else out and with 3 little kids....if we start any earlier the Xmas list is 10 times as long!!! :eek:

Russ&Jayne Dec 9th 2005 7:57 pm

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Started today for me when I heard The Pogues and Kirsty McCall on the radio. Made me ded homesick :o

Celtic_Angel Dec 11th 2005 4:36 am

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erm..well the tidy up never happened..we just made room for the tree...bought it today decorated it tonight i drank wine and the kids and i listened to Xmas songs, was great , they are old enough to do a great job and the 4 year old has his own mini tree with mini decorations...won't put the yard decorations out for another week or so ;) :D

Elvira Dec 11th 2005 4:44 am

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Originally Posted by Celtic_Angel
erm.....won't put the yard decorations out for another week or so ;) :D

YARD decorations??? :confused:

Have you gone native? :eek: :D


(Do you want to talk about it - maybe we can help? ;) )

Celtic_Angel Dec 11th 2005 4:51 am

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Originally Posted by Elvira
YARD decorations??? :confused:

Have you gone native? :eek: :D


(Do you want to talk about it - maybe we can help? ;) )

and i didn't even need time to convert!..landed here in October saw my first lights in December...I've been hooked ever since ..I've icicles, a lighted wreath and an 8ft lighted Santa and frosty to put up...and then there's always the Xmas lights I stick in the bushes.... ;) :D

gruffbrown Dec 11th 2005 4:53 am

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About 4pm Christmas Eve, still plenty of time to buy the pressies..

Elvira Dec 11th 2005 4:53 am

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Originally Posted by Celtic_Angel
and i didn't even need time to convert!..landed here in October saw my first lights in December...I've been hooked ever since ..I've icicles, a lighted wreath and an 8ft lighted Santa and frosty to put up...and then there's always the Xmas lights I stick in the bushes.... ;) :D


What about the inflatable angel and the sha99ing reindeer? :confused:

Celtic_Angel Dec 11th 2005 4:59 am

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Originally Posted by Elvira
What about the inflatable angel and the sha99ing reindeer? :confused:

well my Frosty and Santa are inflatable...where did you get the inflatable shagging reindeer?? :confused: :p :p

Rushman Dec 11th 2005 5:01 am

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Originally Posted by Elvira
What about the inflatable angel and the sha99ing reindeer? :confused:

Rather have an inflatable reindeer and shag an angel if its all the same to you.

Celtic_Angel Dec 11th 2005 5:01 am

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Originally Posted by gruffbrown
About 4pm Christmas Eve, still plenty of time to buy the pressies..

you suck!!! :mad:


don't you realise a much pondered over gift is more precious than a last minute splurge...unless it's a diamond solitaire ring ;)

Elvira Dec 11th 2005 5:02 am

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Originally Posted by rushman
Rather have an inflatable reindeer and shag an angel if its all the same to you.


Do I care? As if... :rolleyes:

:p

Celtic_Angel Dec 11th 2005 5:04 am

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Originally Posted by rushman
Rather have an inflatable reindeer and shag an angel if its all the same to you.

I'm sure you'd discover in the morning that you'd shagged a reindeer and not an angel ;) :D

Bob Dec 11th 2005 5:35 am

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gone and got a smallish tree, 6 foot thing from a dodgy geeza on the side of the road, not a bad tree, and now nicely decorated :)

Celtic_Angel Dec 11th 2005 5:43 am

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Originally Posted by Bob
gone and got a smallish tree, 6 foot thing from a dodgy geeza on the side of the road, not a bad tree, and now nicely decorated :)

6-7 ft tree from home depot $25 :)


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