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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Poffin, Nov 22, 2018.

  1. Poffin

    Poffin King of Destruction

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    Decorating is always my favorite part of Christmas time. Lights and Christmas trees just make everything feel so warm and magical! *_* Have any of you started decorating for Christmas? Do you do it by yourself or help your family? I'm already starting to put up our tree. I've always enjoyed decorating the Christmas tree while listening to my favorite Christmas music since I was little. I'm too scared of heights to light up the outside of our house though.
     
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  2. Baratheon

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    We always go all out! We go chop down our Christmas tree the Saturday after Thanksgiving (can’t ever find a 13ft one at a lot) and decorate that Sunday. The house decorations are a big deal too- lighted garlands, all the stockings hung, and all that jazz. We make a ton of the stuff by hand, too! Christmas is truly one of the most wonderful times of the year, IMO.
     
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    My family usually decorates shortly after Thanksgiving. Even though there's a lot of kids in my family, we usually have just one kid that is in charge of setting up and decorating the tree (it's one of those store-bought fake ones). My older sister used to do it, and for some reason now that she's no longer living at home that job has fallen to me. So my whole family sets a night aside for us to set up the decorations, I untangle the lights and decorate the tree, and my siblings either put the lights up around the house or lay out all the little baubles. It's fun..
     
  4. ChocoChicken

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    We usually put up a tree and that's it. It's not even a real tree - one of those plastic-strips-on-a-plastic-frame ones, as neither do the coniferous trees around our area look like Christmas trees, nor is it legal to cut them down. And we've been using the same tree since... at least when I was 3 or 4. Whoa, it's been around for over a decade already... that's kind of sad.
     
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  5. Poffin

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    I've been using the same fake tree since I was little too! Never actually used a real one.
     
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    We usually start decorating at the start of December. We put up a fake, plastic tree for the same reasons @ChocoChicken mentioned. Other than that, we hang around a couple ornaments on the fake candle lights stuck on the walls, as well as the cupboard handles and outside our door(since we live in an apartment just like 99.9% of the population of our city does, no one would intentionally come to visit and look at this.).
     
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  7. CharlieWeasleyfan

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    My mom said we weren't doing Christmas this year. This was back in August. I come home from classes in November and she's put decorations everywhere. "I swear thats it." She just put the mini tree up a week ago. For a woman who claims she ain't doing Christmas this year, I'm starting to wonder.
     
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    i love decorating for christmas!!! my family usually starts shortly after thanksgiving but we're delaying it this year because we're supposed to get new carpet or something.... we go all out on the tree with tinsel, lights, ornaments, and these swirly glittery stick things!! it looks really nice with our tree which is fake (my whole family isn't about that chop a tree down life plus im a huge environmentalist.....) which is fittingly covered in fake snow. apart from the tree we put lighted garland everywhere, hang up stockings, decorate the doorways with poinsettia..... we dont hold back on christmas!!
     
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  9. Baratheon

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    Woah, do you not have Christmas tree farms where you guys live? They’re everywhere here. It’s a lot better environmentally, as they are raised for this purpose, and it helps small business owners (plus it’s illegal to go into our forests and cut down a random tree).

    Why wouldn’t you be doing Christmas, out of curiosity? 0:
     
  10. CharlieWeasleyfan

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    She just mainly did all the work and she didn't want to do that this year. Stepdad is lazy and gets away with it so she was done.
     
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    me and mom used to set stuff up around the middle of December, and we used to decorate a lot. wreathes, candles, nativity scene, stockings, the tree! We also had a yearly tradition of me picking out a new ordament to add to the tree..
    sadly with mom gone, dad isn't a person for holidays, so it's all on me. I have a tiny little tree that I try to decorate before Christmas, but it doesn't hold as many ordanments as the big tree did, and there's no spots for stockings anymore.
     
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    My parents usually decorate the week after Thanksgiving. We use a fake tree since chopping down a real tree just doesn't feel right. We'll go out, spend all the effort to pick one out and then throw it away like its worthless afterwards.
    And decorating is a fun activity that gets the whole family involved. We just have to remember, the more we decorate means the more we'll have to put away once New Year's rolls around.

    I did suggest that we use it as a fire maybe sometime afterwards so that it can have one last use in keeping us warm as well as turning into ash in a way to give back to the earth that gifted it to us. It worked one year, but that was the Midwest and we moved to California afterwards. You know how we are when it comes to stuff on fire...
     
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  13. Dawn

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    Mother and I usually put the decorations up on a Saturday morning mid-December...maybe in 2 or 3 weeks? We don't have any ceiling decorations any more because it's a nuisance to put them up and get them back down again, but we still have a tree and some pictures on the walls, nativity scene in front of the fireplace, etc.

    We're decorating the office on the 4th! That's the first day in December the three of us will all be in together. Last year we had tinsel around our computers, an advent calendar, a few little figures on the windowsill, and I brought a mini Christmas tree with lights. We're doing it all again this year. xD
     
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    Let’s see... outside we hang white icicle style lights from the edge of the roof and colored lights around the metal post things on the porch and in the bushes. Inside the house for our tree we get probably a 6-foot tree and hang colored lights around it and many ornaments. A lot of them are homemade ones me or my siblings made when we were in preschool or something. There’s also a bunch of random decorations scattered around the house, and I even decorate my room a little bit. On Friday we hung up the outside lights and yesterday we went out to find a tree at a store but they didn’t have much in the size we needed so we didn’t get one ;-;
     
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  15. Azazel

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    We have everything up! The decorations are limited to the living room and kitchen though we do have a wreath on the door in the main hall (another tenant complimented it)
     

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