Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Too Early?

Okay, it is cold here, really cold. It actually flurried last night (well, it is going to be in the 60's on Thursday, but still cold now). I am seeing all the Christmas stuff in the stores and it has occurred to me that I might like to go ahead and decorate for Christmas a little early this year.....like next week. So, tell me in your opinion, how early is too early to decorate for Christmas????

17 comments:

Eddie said...

The earlier the better but maybe not in your case depending on if your moving anytime soon. I don't imagine that you want to decorate two homes, but you are spending an aweful lot of time at the new home so maybe you would see the decorations more if you decored it.

Greg P. said...

July.

Anytime after that is OK. Decorate whenever you feel the urge. If you think it's TOO early, then just keep it on the inside and do the outside later.

BethAnne said...

GReg,
That is exactly what I always do......Thanksgiving on the outside......Silent Night Holy Night on the inside....hahahaha

KrisinTN said...

I love Christmas and was thinking the same thing just yesterday. I asked my wonderful hubby if he'd help me get the Christmas decorations out of the attic, and his response was "Seriously?" He made me wait until after Halloween, but then I'll still have 2 months of Christmasy goodness! I love Christmas!

Mari said...

I'm outvoted here, but I think you need to wait until after Thanksgiving. We do it the day after. I feel like Thanksgiving gets pushed out of the way in the Christmas rush. But - you can do it whenever you want, cause it's your house! ;)

alliekat said...

I agree with mari....you should wait until Thanksgiving is over and then decorate for Christmas. I think it would be great to leave a "Christmas" tree up all year and just change the decorations to fit whichever holiday it is. Pink and red hearts for valentines day, green shamrocks for St. Patrick's day, spring decor, summer decor, red, white, and blue for 4th of July, etc. I just don't want to see your cornucopia(??sp??) clash with the snowmen!

Stephanie said...

I am a Christmas decorating nut. The earliest I have ever done it is the week before Thanksgiving.
One year, I took it down BEFORE Christmas because we were going out of town and I didn't feel like coming home to a mess.
When you put it up early it gets old by Christmas. I would wait till mid-November at least.

Cassie said...

Thanksgiving day...that is our "dedicated" day to decorate...right after we have eaten a yummy dinner....

Heidi Zawisza said...

Yes, it's too early RIGHT NOW.....hold your horses until Thanksgiving!!!!

nothingcanseparateme said...

After Thanksgiving--gosh you don't want to have to dust the tree ornaments!

Fran said...

Turkey in belly, Christmas decor going up. I can't wait til even the next day or two. Earlier than Thanksgiving might get some people talkin. :)

Love ya,
Fran

ocean mommy said...

Normally we decorate the weekend of Thanksgiving. This year we are leaving THanksgiving day, so we will decorate the weekend before. BUT...I'm going to do my best to NOT turn the tree lights on until we get back from our Thanksgiving weekend trip! Chad keeps saying yeah right!

Oh, and it's cold here too!

Mommyluann said...

I'm sort of a day after THanksgiving person, too.

Jackie said...

I start before Thanksgiving. I put up 6 trees and decorate & "trim out" every room. I have everything up by Thanksgiving except for the HUGE living room (formal) tree. It used to really bug me when people decorated before Thanksgiving, but now that I do so much, it works better to do it early. We don't turn on any lights until
Thanksgiving night.
This year we have 3 trips planned between this week & the middle week of Nov., so I started extra early this year. I started last week & have 3 trees up & a few other things out. I will work on the others in-between trips.
But, I do have to say....it feels good to have a good start going. It will alleviate a LOT of stress for later.
BTW....my front porch still looks like Fall/Autumn. It will stay that way until Thanksgiving.

RefreshMom said...

I'm kinda traditional about it. I would prefer to keep it all locked up (everywhere) until after Thanksgiving. I like fall and it's too short anyway (I mean, we're still having highs in the 80's). And I think some of the magic and beauty of Christmas is lost when it's around for too long. I love being caught by surprise when a previously dark street becomes lit with thousands of tiny white lights and the strains of songs I've heard and sung (only 4 weeks out of the year) begin to play everywhere.

When it starts too early, the actual Main Event gets lost and becomes kind of anticlimatic and all but disappears December 26. Because I don't want my kids to lose the magic, last year I didn't do the tree until after the 10th!

Sandi Hixson said...

i have an idea! to satisfy your "longing"...put a little Christmas "glitz" out......like a table centerpeice....a snowman or two.....just a "hint".....then wait til AFTER Thanksgiving!!!
would you believe i have never ONCE decorated before Dec. 1st? We generally travel over Thanksgiving...i have even waited til Dec. 10...but that is too late! i usually have mixed feelings about take down day......i hate taking away that Christmas spirit(in visible form......of course in my heart it is always there......you know i had to say that for all those women out there who have a propensity to "correct"...(get it? ha).....and DREAD like a heart attack the clean up......but LOVE the Cleanliness and simplicity when it is over!!!...a clean slate...know what i'm sayin???
let us know what you decide!!!
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Alana said...

Where I live, the whole town starts decorating on Nov. 1st, sometimes before. It used to bother me, but lately I have seen the value in it. This year I think I might decorate the week before Thanksgiving, that way when we get home from our trip to see family we can just enjoy it and things will be less stressful. We'll see how that goes!