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When Does Christmas Officially Start For You?

Old Dec 3rd 2005, 12:40 am
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Well, since I bought a couple of poinsettas today I guess it's started...
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Old Dec 3rd 2005, 5:15 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.
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Old Dec 3rd 2005, 6:17 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.
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Old Dec 3rd 2005, 3:58 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???

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"!
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Old Dec 3rd 2005, 4:06 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"!
Yea .... bring on Noddy Holder ....
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Old Dec 4th 2005, 7:07 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...
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Old Dec 4th 2005, 7:36 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).

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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
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Living in Florida, Ray would probably be able to shoot Santa and claim he thought it was a threatening intruder.
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Old Dec 5th 2005, 12:31 pm
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Living in Florida, Ray would probably be able to shoot Santa and claim he thought it was a threatening intruder.
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 ...
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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!
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Old Dec 5th 2005, 3:12 pm
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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!! 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!!!
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Old Dec 9th 2005, 6:57 pm
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Started today for me when I heard The Pogues and Kirsty McCall on the radio. Made me ded homesick
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Old Dec 11th 2005, 3:36 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
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Old Dec 11th 2005, 3:44 am
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Originally Posted by Celtic_Angel
erm.....won't put the yard decorations out for another week or so
YARD decorations???

Have you gone native?


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