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Old 11-03-2008, 06:27 AM   #1
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Christmas trees and Christmas songs

Have you spotted any Christmas trees yet? If so, where? Have you heard your first Christmas song of the year yet? If so, which one?

I havent seen any Christmas trees yet. They should be appearing for sale in the local supermarket after 2 more weeks because the traditional time to put them up and decorate them here is on 25th November.

I unfortunately hear Christmas songs all year around because my 8 year old daugher insists on listening to them on u tube. Sun blazing outside in July and ''All I want for Christmas is You'' blaring from the computer. :D

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Old 11-03-2008, 06:41 AM   #2
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No trees yet, but I have seen a christmas tree tent being set up at a local church the other day. I've been hearing christmas music in the ornament aisle at Walmart for the last 2 weeks. I personally started with the christmas music 2 days ago with my cell phone. It plays, "It's A Marshmellow World In The Winter," by Brenda Lee.
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Old 11-03-2008, 07:21 AM   #3
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I've seen trees for sale at Wally World here. Yesterday I heard my first Christmas song at Academy Sports.
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Old 11-03-2008, 08:26 AM   #4
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Well I just bought my first ARTIFICIAL tree After 4yrs of battling I finally gave in to my fiance, although he enjoys the smell of tree he HATES finding random pine needles throughout the year or them getting in the truck. I say thats what vacums are for but he insists you still find them 6 months later! But I did have to admit that with a young one now in the house we might be better off with an artificial one...*sigh*
So I bought a 9ft one off of craigslist that is pre-lit. Although when I picked it up it didn't look 9ft to me....more like 7 ft, but I don't really care...its still fake!!!
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Old 11-03-2008, 08:54 AM   #5
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I grew up with artificial trees because Mom was allergic to pine. I can remember eyes being goopy and red for the week before Christmas when we had real trees. Finally around 1967 or 1968 she found an artificial tree that looked real. She was so happy! She would put the tree up Thanksgiving weekend and leave it up through Epiphany. I saw that WalMart here has their Christmas shop open but just heard my first Chritmas song this morning on an ad. I wasn't in the room but heard the music so I don't remember what the ad was for.
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Old 11-03-2008, 08:57 AM   #6
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I've seen trees up at Sam's clib and at Walmart. No music yet. Someone one street away from me had their Christmas decos up on November 1st !
Waaaaaaaay to early if you ask me.
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Old 11-03-2008, 12:20 PM   #7
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We were at Fred's Saturday and they had a tree up already...sigh....

and so it begins...
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Old 11-04-2008, 11:14 PM   #8
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Christmas trees were decorated, lit and on display at Menards here about 3 weeks ago!!

We love Christmas music at our house-within the next couple of weeks it will be on non-stop-unless of course we pause it to watch "Christmas Vacation!!
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Old 11-05-2008, 06:26 AM   #9
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I`v got a Dedicated MP3 player with just over 1 Gig of Christmas songs on it and I jack that into the Amp I built and listen to it all day long, and I must confess to listening to it During the year as well sometimes, I just dig it out of the Christmas decorations box and sneak a listen when no-ones home (they`d think I`m crazy).

as for Trees, well I buy the potted trees that no one wants at the end of the season, they`re usually pretty badly battered, so I rescue them and plant them out in different locations when nobody`s around, I have several Phantom Christmas trees dotted around the UK :D
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Old 11-05-2008, 06:32 AM   #10
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as for Trees, well I buy the potted trees that no one wants at the end of the season, they`re usually pretty badly battered, so I rescue them and plant them out in different locations when nobody`s around, I have several Phantom Christmas trees dotted around the UK :D
I like that, YT - very cool!

I always feel sorry for the trees that weren't bought.

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