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Old 11-25-2008, 11:36 AM   #1
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Have you put up your Christmas decorations yet?

I am going to be in India for Christmas so I am not putting a Chirstmas tree or decorations up in our house this year.

I did however buy a poinsettia today.

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Old 11-25-2008, 11:41 AM   #2
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I'm not sure if I'm decorating this year or not... We'll go to Paul's folks in Oregon for the holiday so..... I know for sure we won't buy a tree. But, we may get some of my five million snowmen out. I have quite a large collection.
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Old 11-25-2008, 11:44 AM   #3
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Unemployment frees you up to do all sorts of things on a more timely schedule. Yesterday was the first break from the 30s outside, so I did the lights outside the house yesterday. I did the inside of the house on Sunday. We get a live tree, so I won't get that till the second weekend my parents are here.

It does look nice...
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Old 11-25-2008, 12:08 PM   #4
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I don't do decorations or tree, because of the cats but that is okay. I don't need the trappings.
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Old 11-25-2008, 12:15 PM   #5
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not yet, but I am getting ready...I am cleaning the house and especially the walls and floor around where the tree will go. I usually leave the tree up for 2 months, or until the needles start to fall off. We usually put the cut tree up the Sunday after thanksgiving..
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Old 11-25-2008, 05:48 PM   #6
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not yet, but I am getting ready...I am cleaning the house and especially the walls and floor around where the tree will go. I usually leave the tree up for 2 months, or until the needles start to fall off. We usually put the cut tree up the Sunday after thanksgiving..
Not yet, but have seen if some lights still work.

Not even thanksgiving yet.
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Old 11-25-2008, 05:55 PM   #7
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Not until the 10th or 15th or so...
It'll take me that long to wade thru the junk room to get to the crawlspace under the stairs where I keep it all anyway.....
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Old 11-25-2008, 06:04 PM   #8
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I brought down the stash of our old C7 & C9 clear bulbs which we have not used in several years. I got a little holiday spirit in me so I decided to string the perimeter of our roof line with them. Only thing is that these bulbs use a lot of electricity. I looked at those new LED bulbs in these sizes but were turned off by their high cost (over $1 per bulb).
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Old 11-25-2008, 06:05 PM   #9
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We won't be decorating this year as will spend Christmas with the outlaws
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Old 11-25-2008, 06:09 PM   #10
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We won't be decorating this year as will spend Christmas with the outlaws

outlaws?? sounds like my family ..
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Old 11-25-2008, 06:15 PM   #11
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Just a fun name for them - we actually get on very well.
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Old 11-25-2008, 06:16 PM   #12
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My hubby insists on putting up the outside lights the weekend after thanksgiving, but then complains about the electric billAs far as the tree, we get a real one & I make sure we have it by the 12th, which is my oldests birthday......as far as the inside decorations...well it depends, some years I do a little around the week after thanksgiving, other times I go all out! It all depends on how many little ones want to get involved
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Old 11-25-2008, 07:01 PM   #13
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I'm not in the mood this year. Usually I decorate every corner. This year just a tree. I have too much going on right now and decorating would just stress me out.
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Old 11-25-2008, 07:05 PM   #14
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No, I haven't put up any decorations, yet. I will start the second weekend in December...we leave them up until the Epiphany (my husband and his twin's birthday) so I don't start any earlier. By the time I take them down I am sick of trees, ornaments and decorations!
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Old 11-25-2008, 07:12 PM   #15
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That's why we use large clear X'mas bulbs. I can leave them year around if I didn't feel like taking them down. They pretty much double as patio and accent lights the rest of the year.....
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Old 11-25-2008, 07:18 PM   #16
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good lord, no
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oh yes! the decorations are done on the inside, the outside is half done but not lit. We don't light outside until Thanksgiving night - being from the midwest we need to take advantage of the warm weather when we can. i always decorate early, its just me. christmas cards go in the mail tomorrow too - hopefully to be delivered the first day after thanksgiving.
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Old 11-25-2008, 08:12 PM   #18
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Used to be a real Christmas junkie, but since Buck's not here to share, probably won't do anything. He loved Christmas and was part of what fed my holiday spirit. Unless something changes, it'll just be another day for me. Sorry to be a downer, but the holidays are going to be a challenge for me. Hope I didn't kill this thread. I apologize.
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Old 11-25-2008, 08:17 PM   #19
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Katie, I'm sending you some happy thoughts.
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Old 11-25-2008, 08:19 PM   #20
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Katie, we will all be here for you ! :)


We are moving in on Friday to our first house and I am going to have fun decorating it :)
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