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View Poll Results: Christmas tree poll
Already have it set up. 6 25.00%
Setting it up now. 1 4.17%
Will set it up after 11-24. 8 33.33%
No tree this year 6 25.00%
Use something else than a tree 1 4.17%
Have not decided yet. 2 8.33%
Voters: 24. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-24-2007, 01:51 PM
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Is not the Christmas tree lighting on both squares December 1?
I sure do like these polls. :joke:
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Old 11-24-2007, 02:02 PM
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My Jewish daughter in law will get here tonight to decorate our tree. It is a tradition in our family for her to do the decorating of the tree. I love the tree but would rather someone else do the work.
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Old 11-24-2007, 02:18 PM
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My Jewish daughter in law will get here tonight to decorate our tree. It is a tradition in our family for her to do the decorating of the tree. I love the tree but would rather someone else do the work.
Neat tradition. Must have been an interesting wedding to say the least? Assuming your son is a Christian?
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My son converted. They celebrate Christmas with us as a day for family. When her daughter married an Irish Catholic the ceremony was VERY interesting. If I remember correctly the minister was Protestant.
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Old 11-24-2007, 06:19 PM
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My son converted. They celebrate Christmas with us as a day for family. When her daughter married an Irish Catholic the ceremony was VERY interesting. If I remember correctly the minister was Protestant.
Sounds like it was interesting.
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Why is there no Dec 1 in the poll? Or Dec 1 and later?

My wife would have it all decorated now. I say Dec 1 is the earliest. And everything comes down before Jan 1.
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Why is there no Dec 1 in the poll? Or Dec 1 and later?

My wife would have it all decorated now. I say Dec 1 is the earliest. And everything comes down before Jan 1.
After today 11-24 in the poll covers Dec. 1, I believe? :joke:
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After 11-24 is too long a gap and before 12/1 is too early. I like Christmas but hate the way it is pushed further back into November.
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Old 11-25-2007, 04:37 AM
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After 11-24 is too long a gap and before 12/1 is too early. I like Christmas but hate the way it is pushed further back into November.
True. I seemed to hear Christmas music in some stores on November 1.
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I'm not a Grinch but Christmas music before Thanksgiving is a bit much. :realmad:

I seem to remember being in Walgreen's the day after Halloween availing myself of the major candy sales and other Halloween junk markdowns. BIG MISTAKE!!!. As the Halloween stuff was coming down the Christmas stuff was going up. Then I realized that I wasn't hallucinating just hearing Xmas music so I decided to make a run for it!

No Christmas tree for us this year..... we decided that we would suspend the tree tradition until we have moved to TV.
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I guess I'm old-fashioned :joke:

When our children were little, we waited until 12/22 or 12/23. Later, it was so much easier to do it slightly earlier. Now, as a widower, I stick with "no earlier nor later than the 18th, if at all possible." Comes down on Twelfth Night (01/06, latest).

Used to have a real, recently harvested, nine or ten-foot tree, complete with real candles. Now, a reasonably nice fake, with lights already affixed. I do still add decorations, but the whole process takes only two-three hours, whereas it used to be eight-ten hours!

Whatever and however: Merry Christmas to all! :bigthumbsup:
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Pre-Jessica, tree would go up around the 23rd. I tried waiting til then when she first came into my life but she would have none of it. That tree better be up right after Thanksgiving or she was going to go buy her own! I got the message. Now, the tree is usually up the second weekend after Thanksgiving.
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Donna Lee,

So happy to see your back posting! Enjoy reading your posts. Cute about your Jewish daughter in law, sure takes the stress off of you and its something she probably never got to do as a kid so its fun for her. Good solution :bigthumbsup:
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