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When do you put up your Christmas tree?

  • 01-11-2018 1:53am
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    Registered Users, Subscribers Posts: 1,915 ✭✭✭ Raichu


    Thinking of next weekend personally. I know some people wait till December 8th but I can wait that long!!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,150 ✭✭✭ jimbobaloobob


    I usually do it Dec 22nd. Too busy up till then.


    Are you not bored of it by Christmas time?


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,204 ✭✭✭✭ freshpopcorn


    We sort of put up our decorations in phases from the 8th of December. However they'd often be bits floating around the house before this.
    Whilst we wouldn't be the earliest to put them up we'd often be the last to take them down.(The inside stuff)


  • Registered Users Posts: 29,150 ✭✭✭✭ NIMAN


    You're trolling OP, aren't you?


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,916 ✭✭✭ kitten_k


    We put ours up in time for the toy show.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,730 ✭✭✭ Caranica


    Usually second weekend of December but it's getting very tempting at the moment


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 16,098 Ryder Gray Rule


    As much as I love Christmas, I think putting the tree up in your house next weekend is too early! I usually wait until December, it's usually around 3 weeks before Christmas


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,015 ✭✭✭ BobMc


    Looking at calendar for this year, personally I'd like to 8/9th, but I know the wife will want it 1/2nd


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,691 ✭✭✭ DvB


    Used to be about the 10th/11th Dec but that's been sneaking forward every year as the kids & the OH want the decorations up longer, Its generally been the first weekend in December for the lst 2 or 3 years but there's talk of them going up for the Late Late Toy Show on Friday Nov. 30th this year which would be the first time they'll have gone up before the month of December. Though I suspect it'll be the day after, Saturday Dec 1st in reality, as it takes longer than the few hours between getting home from work & the toy show starting to get everything up the way herself & the kids like.
    As much as I love christmas I'm not a fan of having the decorations up for 5/6 weeks so I suspect we'll go back to a bit more into december next year & will still take them down before heading back to work on Jan 2nd/3rd.
    "I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year" - Charles Dickens




  • Registered Users Posts: 5,458 ✭✭✭ donegal_man


    Start putting out a few bits n pieces from December 6th. Tree goes up on 11th, decorations added daily until 18th when we'll have the great switch on. Stays up 'til January 6th.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,048 ✭✭✭ brilou23


    Erect lol


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,609 ✭✭✭ fergus1001


    August 31st to get the maximum attention to feed my ADHD


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,775 ✭✭✭ Effects


    I put mine up this morning. Once Halloween is over and done with it's good to go.


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 21,334 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Loughc


    Mod Note: Just a gentle reminder folks this isn't AH, feel free to comment and familiarize yourselves with the Christmas Forum Charter while you're here.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,084 ✭✭✭ Feisar


    Loughc wrote: »
    Mod Note: Just a gentle reminder folks this isn't AH, feel free to comment and familiarize yourselves with the Christmas Forum Charter while you're here.

    Sorry!

    First they came for the socialists...



  • Registered Users Posts: 16,107 ✭✭✭✭ Sleeper12


    Not yet :)


  • Registered Users, Subscribers Posts: 1,915 ✭✭✭ Raichu


    I usually do it Dec 22nd. Too busy up till then.


    Are you not bored of it by Christmas time?

    No, I love it :pac:


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 64 ✭✭✭ Deviso


    Mid November. Can't wait tbh.


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 26,589 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Posy


    Nov 24th for me this year. :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,670 ✭✭✭ SarahLil


    The Tuesday or Thursday before the Toy Show I am off those days


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 21,334 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Loughc


    The day of the Toy Show for me... hopefully... due to be Moving in the week of the 19th so it'll be a bit chaotic... depending on how the move goes and flooring gets put down will determine alot.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 25,012 ✭✭✭✭ Toto Wolfcastle


    Probably December 1st or 2nd. Nice long run in to Christmas Day!


  • Registered Users Posts: 246 ✭✭ Cockadoodledoo


    I didn’t take it down after last Christmas, just lifted it upstairs and put it into the spare room :D

    So it will reappear the week before Christmas.


  • Administrators, Business & Finance Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 16,766 Admin ✭✭✭✭✭ Toots


    Gonna start it on Friday 30th but it won't be finished until Saturday 1st. Can't wait!


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 26,589 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Posy


    Speaking of trees, here is our 2018 tree thread to show them off! :D

    If you want some inspiration, or just some nostalgia, our tree megathread has all the forum trees since 2009 for you to browse through in one convenient location :)


  • Hosted Moderators Posts: 22,600 ✭✭✭✭ beertons


    Ours is going up some time in between 21-28 November.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 430 ✭✭ bubbles o hara


    We always have an artificial tree, I'm actually going shopping tomorrow for a new one...can't wait. I'm planning on putting it up on the 23rd, and I'm as excited as any child waiting for that date. :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,512 ✭✭✭ baby and crumble


    When I was younger it always went up the last Sunday before Christmas, I never really understood why until I copped that that was the time my Mam knew all of us would be home for the Christmas holidays from boarding school, so we could help decorate and we wouldn’t be missing anything when we were away.

    Now I am a HUGE Christmas fan but even I balk at the tree going up before December. I like the idea of having it up for the Toy show but it’s gotten a bit early for me. We’ll probably put ours up the first or second week of December.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 64 ✭✭✭ Deviso


    I was informed this morning that the first of our three trees will be going up today.

    This is fantastic.


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 21,334 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Loughc


    Remember folks if anyone ever says it’s too early to put the tree up just remind them that you’re drunk already and it’s not even St Patrick’s Day yet. :pac:


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  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 64 ✭✭✭ Deviso


    Loughc wrote: »
    Remember folks if anyone ever says it’s too early to put the tree up just remind them that you’re drunk already and it’s not even St Patrick’s Day yet. :pac:

    I like it.


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