How Soon is Too Soon?

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
436 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@LynnSnow:  In do not ever decorate until Thanksgiving night. A tradition in my home. If the kids want to decorate the windows I might give in by a week but my tree goes up on Thanksgiving and that is that lol

Post # 5
7654 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

@LynnSnow:  I am a Christmas freak, but I always wait until at least the day after Thanksgiving to decorate because Thanksgiving is important to me too.

We kind of have this tradition where we set up the tree, Christmas music blaring and have our glass of wine (this year orange juice for me–darn!). We always take a picture by our tree afterwards as well, so I think that is one of the reasons I get so antsy to set up for Christmas 🙂

Post # 6
436 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@megz06:  I do the same type of thing (thanksgiving night) with my kids. We drink hot cocoa and play Christmas music. Usually try to make a christmas craft/tree decoration but doesn’t always happen.

I really do love Christmas, I just don’t like that it seems to end up in stores in SEPTEMBER! lol

Post # 7
3202 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

We are decorating this weekend, I think! Granted, we will be visiting family starting around December 15, so I want to get in a few early weeks of enjoying our Christmas stuff!

I say decorate whenever the heck you want!! 🙂

Post # 8
5697 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I don’t get the Christmas decofrations out until the weekend after thanksgiving. We usually go get our tree that Friday. Unfortunately this year we’ll be out of town (which we’re looking forward to) but WAH I’m gonna miss an entire week without it!

Post # 9
2414 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

I’m Canadian, so our Thanksgiving was last month.  I always wait until after Remebrance Day.  Then all bets are off.  This year it looks like I’ll be decorating next week.  I’m off for 3 weeks starting today and December is already booked up.  

I’m stoked.  I love Christmas. 

Post # 10
975 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Banff, Alberta

After Remembrance Day is considered the respectful time to put them up in Canada. Some places start the day after Halloween. 

Post # 11
33 posts
  • Wedding: August 2016

@LynnSnow:  I like to at least wait until about the end of nov. Then it starts to feel like the Xmas season.

Post # 12
1305 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I start decorating December 1st but we don’t decorate the tree until December 23rd.

Post # 13
1116 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

My dad’s birthday is at the begining of December and we made it a tradition to never decorate until after his birthday. I personally think that each ‘holiday’ should get it’s ‘own’ time, and hate when you have Christmas stuff out before Halloween, Halloween stuff out before back to school is done (begining of September). And I think it’s VERY disrespectful to put out Christmas stuff before Remembrance Day! About the only legitimate excuse for that one is if you have a sick kid who might not make it until Dec. 25. If I were American and my dad’s birthday were not at the begining of December there’s no way my decorations would be up before Thanksgiving (ours is in October, and that would be really wrong!)

Post # 14
2169 posts
Buzzing bee

@LynnSnow:  My family traditionally celebrates the Advent season in December leading up to Christmas, as our Christmas season begins with Christmas. Therefore, we put our tree up a couple of days before Christmas and take it down sometime after the 12 Days of Christmas are over.

Question for the Bees: Has the Advent season always been treated like the Christmas season in the US? Is Advent something that is not done here?

I don’t think I’ve met an American family that does it and have always wondered this!

Post # 16
11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

We wait until December!

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