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Poll: When do you put your Christmas tree up?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by [FnG]magnolia, Nov 22, 2019.


When do you put your Christmas tree up?

  1. 1st December

    48 vote(s)
  2. Any other date (this is the wrong answer, especially if you put it up before the 1st December)

    69 vote(s)
  1. Geodude97AD


    Joined: Jul 31, 2018

    Posts: 140

    In the past I have put it up too early but now 1st december every year.
  2. NoobCannon


    Joined: Jun 13, 2011

    Posts: 4,992

    Have seen a few christmas trees and lights up in peoples windows already. Some just after fireworks night.

    seems far too early
  3. Haze


    Joined: Jan 10, 2007

    Posts: 3,116

    2nd week of Dec, 1st is too soon
  4. Dis86


    Joined: Dec 23, 2011

    Posts: 22,537

    Location: Northern England

    Correct answer!
  5. iamdjdz


    Joined: Nov 24, 2006

    Posts: 4,329

    I try and get my Mrs to wait until the second week of December but she almost always manages to get me to do it earlier. Every day after the 1st is a success though in my book, I'd have it legally enforced that the earliest date to put up decorations would be the 20th December if I could. Some morons over the road from us put there's up last weekend. Bah humbug. I love Christmas but want it to be celebrated more succinctly.
  6. Megahurtz400


    Joined: Jun 5, 2007

    Posts: 7,753

    Location: Colchester

    What if I don't put a Christmas tree up?
  7. LiE


    Joined: Aug 2, 2005

    Posts: 19,488

    Location: Milton Keynes

    We have had one up for a week already... but that's in my wife's home salon.

    The tree in the living room will be going up on Sunday 1st December. Some years it's earlier, depending when the weekend falls before December.
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2019
  8. Worthy


    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 6,074

    Location: Manchester

    Does it go next to the corner sofa?
  9. Feek


    Joined: Oct 16, 2002

    Posts: 27,897

    Location: In the radio shack

    Then don’t vote. Easy.
  10. Muban


    Joined: Dec 27, 2002

    Posts: 7,017

    Location: Inverness

    Usually the weekend that's closest to a fortnight before christmas, so this year weekend of 7th/8th. However, if I'm going to be too busy it can be earlier but never before December 1st.
    There are exceptions I'm ok with. A friends husband was going out to Afghan and wouldn't be there for Christmas so they did Christmas in November. They were having other family round for 25th December so left the tree and decs up. That seems reasonable enough.
  11. Scort


    Joined: Feb 28, 2006

    Posts: 3,981

    Location: No longer riding an Italian

    Wife wants it up this weekend, ooh err, so the tree and decos will be up sooner.

    Wilko also had loads of 80s style decorations for sale this year, so we bought a bunch of those - it'll be like my childhood all over again :D
  12. bazzabear

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Nov 2, 2013

    Posts: 2,223

    I was travelling earlier this week, and while Manchester airport had nothing up, Brussels had trees everywhere. The hotel in Madrid was well decked out too.
  13. bazzabear

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Nov 2, 2013

    Posts: 2,223

    A few years ago the very large company I worked for had a re-org, and our department was going to cease to exist in October. As we tried to decide how to say goodbye, we eventually settled on having a Christmas party to make up for the fact that we wouldn't get a proper one that year.

    So there were about 100 of us in Christmas get-up, and we had the canteen section off a bit for us, serve Turkey dinner with all the trimmings, and they even put the decorations up and crackers out for us. Was a really nice send off, but everyone else was rather puzzled.
  14. LiE


    Joined: Aug 2, 2005

    Posts: 19,488

    Location: Milton Keynes

    In the bay window between 2 wing backed chairs actually :p
  15. Seearbe


    Joined: Jul 31, 2019

    Posts: 304

    Does the answer differ if it's a real tree or a plastic one? I'm not sure if I put a real tree up on 1 December it would be in any good shape come Christmas day.
  16. LiE


    Joined: Aug 2, 2005

    Posts: 19,488

    Location: Milton Keynes

    You need to water it ;)
  17. TrannyBill


    Joined: Aug 31, 2017

    Posts: 74

    Up on 23rd
    Down on 27th
  18. Seearbe


    Joined: Jul 31, 2019

    Posts: 304

    I do, and it still doesn't last all that long. Perhaps I've bought ones that have been lying around for too long.

    Anyway, mid December is more than enough! And down on 12th night.
  19. chroniclard


    Joined: Apr 23, 2014

    Posts: 14,777

    Location: Hertfordshire

    Some time around the start of december, whenever we can be bothered.
  20. Pawnless Endgame


    Joined: May 10, 2004

    Posts: 10,726

    Location: Sunny Stafford

    I chose 1st December (Advent). Really though, I pick the nearest weekend to Advent. So it can be Fri/Sat/Sun if any of those fall on 1st December or give or take by a day if the 1st falls in the mid-week. This year will be 1st December as it falls on a Sunday.

    As for post #3, I wouldn't class Die Hard as a Christmas film. This is because Christmas isn't the main theme of the film. The bulk of it is passengers trying to survive on an aeroplane that has been hijacked. The "Let It Snow" theme tune at the end is just a red herring.

    Disney's Frozen, however much I like it, definitely ISN'T a Christmas film!

    Christmas films to me would include: The Muppets (numerous titles), A Christmas Carol, the Snowman, some cartoon specials e.g. Garfield / Dennis the Menance / Bug's Bunny, and pretty much any films with "Santa Claus" in the title.