• Amused
  • Angry
  • Annoyed
  • Awesome
  • Bemused
  • Cool
  • Crazy
  • Crying
  • Depressed
  • Down
  • Embarrassed
  • Enraged
  • Friendly
  • Geeky
  • Grumpy
  • Happy
  • Hungry
  • Innocent
  • Meh
  • Piratey
  • Poorly
  • Sad
  • Secret
  • Shy
  • Sneaky
  • Tired
  • Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast
    Results 1 to 10 of 36

    Life & Relationships - Thread: When do you put the Christmas tree up?

    1. #1
      jsimms435 is offline Child of God
      Moderator
      50
      Married
      Mood:
      Cool
       
      Join Date
      Jul 2015
      Posts
      1,152
      Country
      United States
      CH Cash
      6,707
      Post Thanks / Like
      CH Cash
      (0 Banked)
      vBActivity - Stats
      Points
      7,003
      Level
      25
      vBActivity - Bars
      Lv. Percent
      61.84%
      Rep Power
      207

      When do you put the Christmas tree up?

      I was curious about how long you wait to put the Christmas tree up? We normally put ours up right after Thanksgiving. I put mine up today, the Saturday after Thanksgiving.

      On a side note, isn't it crazy how early retail stores are putting up Christmas stuff? I think I saw some trees and stuff around Halloween.

    2. #2
      MoreCoffee is offline Silver Member
      Sabbaticle
       
      Mood:
      Tired
       
      Join Date
      Jul 2015
      Location
      Perth
      Posts
      14,138
      Country
      Australia
      CH Cash
      10,778
      Post Thanks / Like
      CH Cash
      (0 Banked)
      vBActivity - Stats
      Points
      37,570
      Level
      51
      vBActivity - Bars
      Lv. Percent
      20.45%
      Rep Power
      568
      Quote Originally Posted by jsimms435 View Post
      I was curious about how long you wait to put the Christmas tree up? We normally put ours up right after Thanksgiving. I put mine up today, the Saturday after Thanksgiving.

      On a side note, isn't it crazy how early retail stores are putting up Christmas stuff? I think I saw some trees and stuff around Halloween.
      Technically Christmas season does not start until Christmas eve after sunset.

    3. #3
      Lämmchen's Avatar
      Lämmchen is offline God's Lil Lamb
      Administrator
      Supporting Member
      Community Team
      Married
      Gloria In Excelsis Deo
       
      Mood:
      Cool
       
      Join Date
      Jun 2015
      Posts
      12,256
      Country
      United States
      CH Cash
      12,030
      Post Thanks / Like
      CH Cash
      (64,028 Banked)
      vBActivity - Stats
      Points
      125,858
      Level
      79
      vBActivity - Bars
      Lv. Percent
      78.61%
      Rep Power
      579
      We usually put up our Christmas stuff the first weekend in December. Yes, MC is correct that this is technically not the Christmas season for the churches but Advent but I don't shop on Christmas Eve for gifts, nor do I have time to put up my tree that day
      "Christianity does not require more work but more trust." Pr. Jonathan Fisk
      "Bearing fruit does not make you a branch. A branch is a branch because it grows from the vine." Pr. Jonathan Fisk

      Hidden Content

    4. #4
      jsimms435 is offline Child of God
      Moderator
      50
      Married
      Mood:
      Cool
       
      Join Date
      Jul 2015
      Posts
      1,152
      Country
      United States
      CH Cash
      6,707
      Post Thanks / Like
      CH Cash
      (0 Banked)
      vBActivity - Stats
      Points
      7,003
      Level
      25
      vBActivity - Bars
      Lv. Percent
      61.84%
      Rep Power
      207
      Quote Originally Posted by MoreCoffee View Post
      Technically Christmas season does not start until Christmas eve after sunset.
      That wasn't my question though.

    5. #5
      jsimms435 is offline Child of God
      Moderator
      50
      Married
      Mood:
      Cool
       
      Join Date
      Jul 2015
      Posts
      1,152
      Country
      United States
      CH Cash
      6,707
      Post Thanks / Like
      CH Cash
      (0 Banked)
      vBActivity - Stats
      Points
      7,003
      Level
      25
      vBActivity - Bars
      Lv. Percent
      61.84%
      Rep Power
      207
      Quote Originally Posted by Lämmchen View Post
      We usually put up our Christmas stuff the first weekend in December. Yes, MC is correct that this is technically not the Christmas season for the churches but Advent but I don't shop on Christmas Eve for gifts, nor do I have time to put up my tree that day
      about 20 years ago I worked at a retail store and I saw one of my coworkers get cussed out on Christmas eve in the girl's department. I was thinking to myself you wait until now to get something specific after we've had about 20 sales? Really.

    6. #6
      Josiah's Avatar
      Josiah is offline Expert Member
      Moderator
      Supporting Member
      Married
      Mood:
      Happy
       
      Join Date
      Jun 2015
      Posts
      4,962
      Country
      United States
      CH Cash
      111,089
      Post Thanks / Like
      CH Cash
      (0 Banked)
      vBActivity - Stats
      Points
      40,667
      Level
      52
      vBActivity - Bars
      Lv. Percent
      80.45%
      Rep Power
      581
      My "tradition" growing up is that it went up Christmas Eve morning (and we had real trees - which were CHEAP on that day!) We had an Advent wreath until then (and did daily devotions with it).

      But my wife's tradition is that it goes up soon after Thanksgiving... and together we've adopted that. AND also the Advent Wreath tradition. We can't decide what season it is, lol

    7. #7
      Imalive's Avatar
      Imalive is offline Veteran Member
      Mood:
      ----
       
      Join Date
      Aug 2017
      Posts
      1,581
      Country
      Netherlands
      CH Cash
      494,269
      Post Thanks / Like
      CH Cash
      (0 Banked)
      vBActivity - Stats
      Points
      6,452
      Level
      24
      vBActivity - Bars
      Lv. Percent
      73.33%
      Rep Power
      152
      First Santa 5 december before they may come w christmas stuff. if i buy one it'll be last minute.

    8. #8
      MoreCoffee is offline Silver Member
      Sabbaticle
       
      Mood:
      Tired
       
      Join Date
      Jul 2015
      Location
      Perth
      Posts
      14,138
      Country
      Australia
      CH Cash
      10,778
      Post Thanks / Like
      CH Cash
      (0 Banked)
      vBActivity - Stats
      Points
      37,570
      Level
      51
      vBActivity - Bars
      Lv. Percent
      20.45%
      Rep Power
      568
      Quote Originally Posted by jsimms435 View Post
      That wasn't my question though.
      But you don't put up the tree until Christmas season. Families used to decorate the tree together and place the presents under the tree on Christmas eve. That is not how people do it now because the meaning of the things done on Christmas eve is forgotten.

      IN some countries the tree was placed at the beginning of advent and then progressively decorated each Sunday in advent until the final decorations were placed on Christmas eve.

    9. #9
      jsimms435 is offline Child of God
      Moderator
      50
      Married
      Mood:
      Cool
       
      Join Date
      Jul 2015
      Posts
      1,152
      Country
      United States
      CH Cash
      6,707
      Post Thanks / Like
      CH Cash
      (0 Banked)
      vBActivity - Stats
      Points
      7,003
      Level
      25
      vBActivity - Bars
      Lv. Percent
      61.84%
      Rep Power
      207
      Quote Originally Posted by MoreCoffee View Post
      But you don't put up the tree until Christmas season. Families used to decorate the tree together and place the presents under the tree on Christmas eve. That is not how people do it now because the meaning of the things done on Christmas eve is forgotten.

      IN some countries the tree was placed at the beginning of advent and then progressively decorated each Sunday in advent until the final decorations were placed on Christmas eve.
      I told my wife that I didn't want to put up the tree this year. I wanted to do something different. I'm still going to. It seems christmas has become so materialistic and secular. I want to spend my christmas helping someone else.

    10. #10
      MoreCoffee is offline Silver Member
      Sabbaticle
       
      Mood:
      Tired
       
      Join Date
      Jul 2015
      Location
      Perth
      Posts
      14,138
      Country
      Australia
      CH Cash
      10,778
      Post Thanks / Like
      CH Cash
      (0 Banked)
      vBActivity - Stats
      Points
      37,570
      Level
      51
      vBActivity - Bars
      Lv. Percent
      20.45%
      Rep Power
      568
      Quote Originally Posted by jsimms435 View Post
      I told my wife that I didn't want to put up the tree this year. I wanted to do something different. I'm still going to. It seems christmas has become so materialistic and secular. I want to spend my christmas helping someone else.
      I've never put up a tree myself. They are pretty and all but never seem essential. Try setting aside some money each week (or day) in advent and then give it to the needy.

    Bookmarks

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •