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Monday, November 17, 2008

are you ready

So, increasingly over the past weekish I have noticed more and more houses with their christmas lights up (and on!). I am NOT ready for the holidays - I can not even believe that thanksgiving is next week already!
While I am really excited for the holidays this year, I am just not mentally prepared for them I guess. With so many other things going on they just seem to be on the bottom of my priority list. I will get there eventually!

But on another note - what is your opinion on having your outside holiday decorations lit before thanksgiving? I do not agree with this practice! Thanksgiving to me symbolizes the start of the christmas season, so I get all wiggy about people being festive before then! How about you? When do you put up and turn on all of your decorations?!!

10 comments:

momofonefornow said...

Anything before Thanksgiving is total overkill!

Amy said...

I hate it when people have thier Christmas stuff out before Thanksgiving. It doesn't seem right. Now if the lights are up because you just had the time and don't turn them on I guess I can sort of see that. I usually have my stuff up the day after Thanksgiving, because while I think you should wait till that holiday is over I don't mess around with getting mine up. I want to enjoy them for as long as possible. :)

The Crazy Life of a Navy Wife said...

We don't turn ours on until after Thanksgiving. We actually put some of them up (the bushes..) yesterday since the hubby is always out to sea. I want them to be up and ready to turn on after Thanksgiving though. The night after our house will be lit :)

Mombi said...

Unforgivable!

If you have some serious family obligations, interior decorations are OK, but outside... NEVER!

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Annegirrl said...

You could be like some of the hicks in my neighborhood and just leave them up year round. Including that pressboard tree shape that they painted green, stapled aluminum pie plates to and then stuck bulbs on a string through the plates. Festive!

Brooke said...

LOL! I read this late. I saw on my way home tonight 2 homes with their trees up and turned on. It's so wrong!

Ari&Matt08 said...

Yeah one of our local radio stations is ALREADY playing Christmas music! They have been for like two weeks. I LOVE Christmas music but don't want to listen to it until after Thanksgiving! Matt hates it when decorations go up early, but he has been listening to the music nonstop! Boys.... ;)

Zach and Jamie said...

I know... I totally agree. We always put ours up the weekend after Thanksgiving and we don't get out to get our tree until early December sometime.
I am thrilled though about Christmas this year... can't wait to hang up a new stocking on the fireplace. :) Even if the little guy is still in utero... we can still get him gifts right? I vote yes.

Tiffanie said...

GAH!! annoying! i hate when Christmas decor is up before Thanksgiving is even over. unacceptable!