Post # 16
“I’m a decorator-aholic so any holiday is an excuse to go all out, I do “Fall” themed (which is Thanksgiving and Halloween all in one, I have decor I rotate out) and then the nanosecond Thanksgiving meal is over with, I am pulling out Christmas stuff.”
YES! This is exactly how I do it. My fall wreath and other fall themed stuff will come out of the attic on October 1. Christmas wreath, garlands, lights, kitchen towels, cozy blankets, etc. come out December 1. Ok, now I am getting excited.
Post # 17
It’s 95 degrees here today. I love Christmas and all, but I ain’t feelin’ it today.
Post # 18
Christmas starts for me 2-3 weeks before. I don’t want to hear about it. I don’t want to see it. I don’t get why people ae so insane over it.
I grew up poor so Christmas was not the most happy time. It caused stress which caused fights in my house.
My husbands family goes all out. There are parties, lots of food, gifts, people are happy. It’s so weird to me.
Post # 19
I start getting excited and making plans for Christmas in July, so I understand the enthusiasm! This year I think I want to make my own wreath, and I have a bunch of decorations I got at an after xmas sale last year. I grew up in Southern Californiaan 80 degree Xmas is my normal. Fake snow will have to do.
Post # 20
Well im going to start off by saying that I LOVE CHRISTMAS!!!!!
that being said, i agree that it is a bit too early to hang my decor. But i also work in the retail world where holiday season starts in September. No lie, we have been talking Christmas since July.
Santa Set is ready to be installed on halloween night. And for those of you who yell about shopping centers putting up decor too early, we were lucky enough to get after Halloween. There are not a whole lot of companies who can store and put up all your huge decor, you get what you get on the schedule. Please remember that the next time you complain about decor up too early lol.
I usually wait until after Thanksgiving to put up my stuff. But like… after we eat dinner HAHA. I am getting excited talking about it!
Post # 21
Ah it’s been so interesting reading all of your replies!
I saw the advent calendars in the supermarket and was like #dafuq 🤔 it’s WAY too early for that shit 😂 I’m pretty sure even the kids aren’t thinking about Christmas yet…well maybe some are 😂 Once spring carnival season is over, the shops go into hyperdrive, Christmas functions and social calendars go mad and before you know it the silly season has arrived!
I start decorating around late November, then it all gets packed up after the new year (not superstitious so I’m not bothered about it being “bad luck” having your tree still up after New Year).
I would have to say probably the only good thing about having Christmas in summer is that it coincides with our summer break, so most corporate businesses (like the one I work at, being a law firm) shut down for three weeks. This, of course, means that we have to take ten out of our twenty days of annual leave during this period, but the rest of the days are stat holidays or weekends, so it’s not that bad of a gig, in my opinion.
Post # 22
Yup pretty sure it was Countdown! 😂 Where in NZ are you? I’m in Christchurch. My husband is British too and I have always longed for a white Christmas, but sadly it’s usually just grey and bleak 😒😭 they got snow on Boxing Day one year however—the one year we weren’t there, of course!
Post # 23
My husband just organized and put away his family Christmas ornaments that had been sitting in a corner of our guest room from last year (despite many gentle reminders to do it for the last 9 months) so I’m not exactly ready to drag out the decorations yet. But, I do love Christmas and will start watching whatever Christmas movies I can find come October. I don’t put up the tree and other decorations until the day after Thanksgiving.
We usually spend Christmas at my brother’s house. He has two young girls who make Christmas much more exciting than it was when it was just adults. He just moved to Florida so it will be a tropical Christmas for us. It’s a little weird but when we’re in his pool on Christmas day I am sure I will love it!
Post # 24
I think it’s too early for stores to have stuff up. I’m in Australia so Halloween and Thanksgiving aren’t as big here.
On the other hand, this will be the first Christmas Fiance and I are living together and I can’t wait to get a tree, lights and everything! Normally we’d be at my parents’ place Christmas Eve and Christmas morning, with my sister and her boyfriend there too, but this year my sister and her Boyfriend or Best Friend will be in Europe so not sure what we’ll do.
Fiance and I definitely do stockings still, it’s a must in my book. We also spend some time with his family for a couple of days up where his grandmother lives.
My family – we have lunch or something with my dad’s sister, her husband, their daughters and their families – we only gift my cousins’ children.
My mum’s side we have a big lunch/dinner at my aunt & uncle’s place, often involving a swim if we want. We do a draw and each give a gift to one person. We did the draw for names a couple of weeks ago. When my sister, cousins (on that side) and I were kids we weren’t in the draw and every family would give each child a gift, like they do for birthdays. My sister and I also exchange gifts with two other people on top of the drawer – my sister exchanges with her godmother (our mother’s second eldest’s sister) and I do with my godfather (our mother’s eldest sister’s defacto husband, my uncle).
So much shopping to do!!!