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When do you put up your Christmas Tree?

Well Bitches, this poll isn't going to answer itself!

by Anonymousreply 88November 29, 2022 3:04 PM

August 1st

by Anonymousreply 1November 21, 2022 11:15 PM

December 22nd

by Anonymousreply 2November 21, 2022 11:15 PM

I’m not putting it up. I’ll be away over Christmas.

by Anonymousreply 3November 21, 2022 11:16 PM

You put the tree up the weekend AFTER Thanksgiving and take it down the day AFTER New Years (January 2nd)

Everything else is WRONG.

by Anonymousreply 4November 21, 2022 11:16 PM

I sit on mine year round. That’s my kink!

by Anonymousreply 5November 21, 2022 11:17 PM

Since I'm not trash, I don't put it up until after Thanksgiving.

by Anonymousreply 6November 21, 2022 11:18 PM

I'm tree-free.

by Anonymousreply 7November 21, 2022 11:19 PM

r6

When after Thanksgiving and when do you take it down? You're being sneaky by avoiding the question.

by Anonymousreply 8November 21, 2022 11:24 PM

Not many choices in your poll, but whatever. At least do a Vivian Vance or a Montgomery Clift. I'm tree-free as well. Only a few strings of lights over the dog house, a blue blanket, and I call it a day.

by Anonymousreply 9November 21, 2022 11:25 PM

R8 Oh fine, pry it out of me. :)

I put it up the day after Thanksgiving!

by Anonymousreply 10November 21, 2022 11:28 PM

12/18 or thereabouts.

by Anonymousreply 11November 21, 2022 11:29 PM

r10

And YET AGAIN, you only answered part of the question, the second half, when do you take it down?

by Anonymousreply 12November 21, 2022 11:29 PM

Things are so bad right now in life that I put the tree up yesterday- Have not put ornaments on it yet, just lights.

It wil be completely up the day after Thanksgiving.

by Anonymousreply 13November 21, 2022 11:33 PM

Can't have one. No room, and the cats would be knocking it over constantly.

by Anonymousreply 14November 21, 2022 11:58 PM

We are Catholics - so, we put ours up on Christmas Eve with our friends and family, then go to midnight mass, come back home and have a feast. We get to open one gift that night. The rest are for the morning after. We leave the tree up for the TWELVE DAYS OF FUCKING CHRISTMAS you ignorant hillbillies - and then we take it down on the Epiphany (or Three Kings Day, for the Latino Catholics) as is tradition. Goddamn, you people have your seasons all out of whack. (Probably already stuffing your St. Valentine's Day envelopes)

by Anonymousreply 15November 22, 2022 12:16 AM

Christmas Eve- real candles.

by Anonymousreply 16November 22, 2022 12:26 AM

No tree. Not everyone worships Santa, you know.

by Anonymousreply 17November 22, 2022 12:29 AM

Treefree.

by Anonymousreply 18November 22, 2022 12:34 AM

My mom always out the tree up on Christmas Eve! That was usually the day she bought it too as they were on sale . Then while my siblings and I decorated the tree , she was wrapping the presents. That wasn't too bad but she would sometimes leave it up until ST. Patrick's Day . So that was sort of a problem!

by Anonymousreply 19November 22, 2022 12:43 AM

Tree is up on St. Nick's Day (Dec 5-6) and Down after Three King's Day (Jan 6). That's how you do it.

by Anonymousreply 20November 22, 2022 12:47 AM

It depends on what day of the week falls. I like to have it up two full weekends before Christmas and I leave it up until January 6.

I didn’t put up a tree from 2012 until 2020.

by Anonymousreply 21November 22, 2022 12:51 AM

My tree & ornaments haven't been out and up since 2019. I'm looking forward to bringing them out over Thanksgiving weekend. But not before. It all comes down during the first weekend in January.

by Anonymousreply 22November 22, 2022 1:14 AM
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by Anonymousreply 23November 22, 2022 1:29 AM

Tree up the weekend after Thanksgiving. Tree down after January 6th (one must celebrate the 12 days of Christmas).

by Anonymousreply 24November 22, 2022 1:36 AM

R20 is technically correct, but we have Christmas part 2 over the MLK holiday (we like to stretch it out), so I leave it up until then.

by Anonymousreply 25November 22, 2022 1:37 AM

On the third Sunday of Advent (or the day before)

by Anonymousreply 26November 22, 2022 1:50 AM

The 1st of NEVER.

by Anonymousreply 27November 22, 2022 2:05 AM

R19 My mother and I would get a tree on Xmas Eve, too, but we would usually wait until the vendors were gone and the leftover trees abandoned.

by Anonymousreply 28November 22, 2022 2:50 AM

Never. I had one in the ‘90s and was stepping on the damned needles for months afterwards. Never again. I hate December anyway.

by Anonymousreply 29November 22, 2022 2:52 AM

Oh man ours is up already, but eldergay won't turn it on until after Thanksgiving. I hate decorations.

by Anonymousreply 30November 22, 2022 5:04 AM

Oh man ours is up already, but eldergay won't turn it on until after Thanksgiving. I hate decorations.

by Anonymousreply 31November 22, 2022 5:04 AM

Oh man ours is up already, but eldergay won't turn it on until after Thanksgiving. I hate decorations.

by Anonymousreply 32November 22, 2022 5:04 AM

Anyone who puts up their Christmas tree and Christmas decorations before the day-after-Thanksgiving is a sociopath.

by Anonymousreply 33November 22, 2022 5:08 AM

30 years ago, when I moved out of my parent's house.

by Anonymousreply 34November 22, 2022 5:13 AM

Normally, it goes up the weekend after Thanksgiving and stays up until end of January or early Feb.

During the pandemic, my tree stayed up all year. The tree I put up in 2019 stayed up until March 2021. It brought some light and happiness to my life during a very dark time.

by Anonymousreply 35November 22, 2022 5:34 AM

^ The cat likes it too. He likes to hang out under the tree and often puts all his toys under the tree like he's delivering presents.

by Anonymousreply 36November 22, 2022 5:38 AM

Never

by Anonymousreply 37November 22, 2022 5:40 AM

Umm.... how did the tree not die in over a year?

by Anonymousreply 38November 22, 2022 5:40 AM

I don't decorate anymore. It's such a tedious process.

by Anonymousreply 39November 22, 2022 5:56 AM

It's an artificial tree, Rose @R39.

by Anonymousreply 40November 22, 2022 5:57 AM

[quote] My mom always out the tree

Stay out of my personal life FRAU BITCH!

by Anonymousreply 41November 22, 2022 6:11 AM

[quote]It's an artificial tree, Rose @[R39].

Oops, this was meant for R38

by Anonymousreply 42November 22, 2022 6:18 AM

Thanksgiving night or the day after.

by Anonymousreply 43November 22, 2022 6:21 AM

Thanks for the clarification, r42. Having an artificial Christmas tree up for over a year is much more classy than a dead live one.

by Anonymousreply 44November 22, 2022 6:32 AM

I've never had a Christmas tree living on my own and the last time I lived in a house that did have a Christmas tree was my mom's but I woke up that morning to her and my sister fighting and the tree out on the back porch on its side still with all the lights and ornaments that had fallen off and broken around it.

by Anonymousreply 45November 22, 2022 6:54 AM

How it's done, you classless bitches.

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by Anonymousreply 46November 22, 2022 6:59 AM

On the few years I've done anything, it's usually a wreath or a garland, and that's it. Plenty.

But this atheist concurs with the hardcore Catholic at R15: Xmas Eve and "leave the tree up for the TWELVE DAYS OF FUCKING CHRISTMAS you ignorant hillbillies." Until Three King's Day, 6 January.-- and then it's right out the door or wherever it gets trashed or hibernates.

In Spain the holiday schedule is: 24 December: Tree and huge feast (seafood as the basis). 25 December: spend day meeting friends and family in cafes, restaurants, in the street for coffee or light meals. 31 December: a slightly simpler version of the 24 December feast, with the Swallowing of Grapes as the clock strikes midnight. 6 January a late breakfast or afternoon meal (relatively simple) and the exchange of gifts -- never earlier.

By 7 December, there's nothing more than what's left of a bowl of wrapped holiday sweets left.

I can't go for you maudlin bitches who had bad childhoods, making over your houses as Winter Wonderlands (i.e. tacky Walmart Santalands) adorned with shiny plastic and sparkly LED lightstrings for 5 months of the year, bemoaning that "if only it could last longer."

by Anonymousreply 47November 22, 2022 7:00 AM

I visit it in the storage shed, along with my beloved hedge trimmers.

by Anonymousreply 48November 22, 2022 7:06 AM

[quote]I can't go for you maudlin bitches who had bad childhoods, making over your houses as Winter Wonderlands (i.e. tacky Walmart Santalands) adorned with shiny plastic and sparkly LED lightstrings for 5 months of the year, bemoaning that "if only it could last longer."

Well good thing nobody posted anything like that on this thread! That would have been such a savage burn!

by Anonymousreply 49November 22, 2022 7:09 AM

On Halloween.

by Anonymousreply 50November 22, 2022 12:04 PM

In the 1990s, I used to be that Xmas queen complete with a tree loaded tree bling that took days to go up and down. Sold that off, and I’ve not put one up since around 2005. I have a couple boxes of decorations to sit around on tables, and I put a wreath on the door. Takes about 30 minutes and done. Low stress Xmas. Bring me the boozy eggnog now.

by Anonymousreply 51November 22, 2022 1:00 PM

R47 does seem really nice. Has she got a lifestyle channel?

by Anonymousreply 52November 22, 2022 1:36 PM

Does Nicolas have a job? Or does he suck some old thangs dick for cash?

by Anonymousreply 53November 22, 2022 4:12 PM

I will put mine up some time in early December. I like Christmas trees. I hate taking it down - not because I can't part but because I'm like fuck this will take forever. Total Grinch about the takedown.

by Anonymousreply 54November 22, 2022 4:30 PM

Remember several years ago when many of us shared pictures of our living rooms? I'd love to see some DL Christmas trees.

by Anonymousreply 55November 24, 2022 4:28 AM

Second week in Dec

by Anonymousreply 56November 24, 2022 5:41 AM

In my Catholic childhood, it was Christmas Eve for putting up the Christmas tree and Jan. 6th for taking it down. The lots were sold out of nice trees by Christmas Eve, so every childhood tree was a true Charlie Brown misshapen, asymmetrical mess. Lots of tinsel and ornaments were called into action to fill in the bare spots. Often they were already losing their needles by the time we bought them, so by Jan. 6. there were piles of dead needles everywhere to be vacuumed up as we dragged the carcass out to the street. Now I have an artificial tree and I'll put it up this weekend, as I plan to be gone by Christmas on vacation. I will probably pot up my amarylis bulbs currently resting in hibernation in the garage just before I leave and I hope they will begin to send up bloom buds just as I return. I will also trim up some of my evergreens, particularly arborvitaes, as they smell very fresh and woodsy in doors when cut fresh.

by Anonymousreply 57November 24, 2022 8:48 AM

First week of December..

by Anonymousreply 58November 24, 2022 8:51 AM

OP, you made me laugh with your “2” choices.

So stop it. It’s very un-DL of you.

by Anonymousreply 59November 24, 2022 9:03 AM

I put up my Christmas tree the day before Thanksgiving and leave it up until January 6th. The German way, since Christmas trees are a German invention.

by Anonymousreply 60November 24, 2022 10:10 AM

It's different every year for me. Now that I got rid of my artificial tree after nine good years, I look forward to getting a real one this year.

I'll put it up around the 10th of December, I think. And it'll be gone somewhere in the first week of January.

by Anonymousreply 61November 24, 2022 10:22 AM

[quote] I put up my Christmas tree the day before Thanksgiving and leave it up until January 6th. The German way, since Christmas trees are a German invention.

So are gas chambers, but I don't set one of those up for Christmas.

by Anonymousreply 62November 24, 2022 3:23 PM

R62, you should try it and sit in it.

by Anonymousreply 63November 24, 2022 3:36 PM

Now it really is Christmas1

by Anonymousreply 64November 24, 2022 3:53 PM

The funny thing is, I only REALLY get into the Christmas mood about two weeks after Christmas.

by Anonymousreply 65November 24, 2022 4:03 PM

[quote] Ahh, Germans. Well-known for their clever wit...

by Anonymousreply 66November 24, 2022 4:28 PM

[quote]Goddamn, you people have your seasons all out of whack. (Probably already stuffing your St. Valentine's Day envelopes)

I’m not stuffing envelopes, but I am drinking in anticipation of St. Patrick’s Day. Does that count?

by Anonymousreply 67November 24, 2022 4:42 PM

Christmas Eve

by Anonymousreply 68November 24, 2022 7:02 PM

Just because ...

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by Anonymousreply 69November 25, 2022 3:39 AM

This will be the third year in a row I haven't put up a Christmas tree (2020 I was isolated by myself, why bother, and I never put one up when I visit my Parents for Christmas... which I did in 2021 and am doing again this year because they're getting too old to travel (and risk Covid) and it's less expensive for me travel there than both of them to travel here).

I imagine if I can convince them that I should always visit them every year instead of alternating like we used to, then I will likely never put up a Christmas tree again.

by Anonymousreply 70November 26, 2022 5:40 PM

I live alone and pretty much am alone. I like putting up the tree. I think a lot. There are memories, good and bad. I wouldn't call it melancholy but I wouldn't call it idyllic. Overall, I enjoy having it.

by Anonymousreply 71November 26, 2022 6:15 PM

It's just so much work. Putting it up. Taking it down. I just can't be bothered if I'm the only one who will ever see it.

by Anonymousreply 72November 26, 2022 6:16 PM

Taking it down, I am total why did I even fucking do this fuck I hate this cunt.

by Anonymousreply 73November 26, 2022 6:25 PM

I just keep a small tree (3 feet max) and all I do is move it from a storage room to the living room for a month and then back again. I don't disassemble anything, it gets put away with ornaments and lights attached waiting for the next year. Easy Peasy. The hardest part is draping the skirt which takes all of 30 seconds.

by Anonymousreply 74November 26, 2022 6:28 PM

Xmas trees are for people in relationships and/or with families. I'm single (and have been for many years) and an atheist, so I can't even remember the last time I put up a tree.

However, I do have a cluster of HUGE long-needle pines right in front of my place. Does that count?

by Anonymousreply 75November 26, 2022 6:28 PM

Single and atheist here, too, R75 — but I love the warmth of Christmas kitsch.

by Anonymousreply 76November 26, 2022 6:49 PM

Also single and atheist, but Christmas is hardly about Christ anyway.

by Anonymousreply 77November 26, 2022 6:52 PM

Ooooh, Dutchie, I didn’t know you were single.

Heyyyyy.

by Anonymousreply 78November 26, 2022 6:56 PM

I put my tree up today.

by Anonymousreply 79November 27, 2022 6:08 PM

But you’re cute, so you can get away with it.

by Anonymousreply 80November 27, 2022 6:10 PM

I put a lovely artificial wreath on the house next to the front door. That's the extent of my holiday decorating.

by Anonymousreply 81November 27, 2022 7:39 PM

[quote] Xmas trees are for people in relationships and/or with families. I'm single (and have been for many years) and an atheist, so I can't even remember the last time I put up a tree.

Single and atheist, too, but if I wanted a Christmas tree, I'd have one. Do you also not cook for yourself because you're single?

by Anonymousreply 82November 27, 2022 7:47 PM

I'd say: tree goes up & gets decorated somewhere between December 1 and 7. (Seems like a waste to decorate it on December 24.)

Tree comes down on January 2 or 3, 7th at the very latest.

by Anonymousreply 83November 27, 2022 7:49 PM

December 6th.

Saint-Nicolas.

by Anonymousreply 84November 27, 2022 7:49 PM

R82, I mostly eat out. Cooking for one sucks.

by Anonymousreply 85November 29, 2022 3:00 PM

Black Friday (or Dec 1 if lazy).

by Anonymousreply 86November 29, 2022 3:02 PM

Comes down after MLK day.

by Anonymousreply 87November 29, 2022 3:04 PM

really, OP ?

by Anonymousreply 88November 29, 2022 3:04 PM
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