How early do you start celebrating Christmas?


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Amber Hutsler
November 06, 2019 2:48PM
Typically the day after Thanksgiving is when the Christmas decorations go up! The elf on the shelf makes his appearance on St. Nicks Day and the friends and family celebrations take place all throughout December.
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Julia Werner
November 05, 2019 5:29PM

For me, the Christmas season doesn't start until December 1st or at least until the day after Thanksgiving. Now I enjoy Christmas...the decorations, the music, etc. but personally, I just can't sustain the "Christmas spirit" (or any holiday anticipation/excitement for that matter) for more than a month. For the same reason, I don't start celebrating Halloween in August or Independence Day in June. This is why it's so disappointing for me when stores begin removing Halloween decorations in early October in place of Christmas trees. I like to enjoy holidays one at a time and when I've been hearing "Jingle Bells" for two months straight, it is difficult not to be covering my ears by the time December 25th actually rolls around.

I definitely think the push to begin celebrating Christmas as early as possible is mostly driven by companies looking to capitalize on consumer spend, which is obviously highest during this time of year. However, for those who legitimately feel "Christmassy" during early Fall, more power to you, celebrate away. That being said, I simply can’t help but roll my eyes at the ornaments and candy canes being hauled out while kids are still trick-or-treating. Call me a Grinch.

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Kevin Stringer
November 05, 2019 6:12PM

Although I'm not a practicing Christian anymore, I still enjoy the holiday festivities when my family celebrates. We generally start baking cookies and putting up decorations at the beginning of December and have a gathering on Christmas Eve with the immediate family.

My favorite celebration usually falls between Christmas Day and New Years Eve, which is our annual "Cousin's Party," where members of my extended family visit home and we all gather at my great-aunt's house. It's always a lot of fun to see people who normally don't have a chance to attend family gatherings!

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Elizabeth Lee
November 06, 2019 4:59PM
well 2 or 1 week before hand ??
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Evan Stamurgatroyd
November 05, 2019 5:58PM

Personally, I'd say better early than late. I'm a big holiday guy, and a big reason for that is their individual atmospheres—and for me, more than any other holiday, I can feel Christmas. So if bells start jingling, say, two months out, I'm okay with that because the atmosphere will be palpable by the time the holiday's within sight on the calendar. Nothing's worse than a tradition without its soul—if I'm with my family on the morning of the 25th and it hasn't felt like Christmas for weeks, it's hardly Christmas. It's, like, Wednesday, and why are we all sitting around a tree?

There are limits to this. The Hallmark Channel starts playing Christmas movies in July, and I am no fan of that. Other holidays deserve their due. The Fourth of July has a great little atmosphere of its own. Halloween does, too. If bells start jingling in October, it's best they're quiet so the month can remain sufficiently spooky. November, though? Deck the halls. The Thanksgiving atmosphere is best with Big Christmas looming large.

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Chris Hawkins
November 05, 2019 11:31PM
The weekend after Thanksgiving ... watch National Lampoon's Xmas Vacation and break out the Marty Moose eggnog mugs.
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Katie Puryear
November 05, 2019 6:23PM
I watch Elf on the day after Thanksgiving every year; it’s my favorite movie, and I try to get a few viewings in each Christmas season. Not my favorite Christmas movie, just my favorite movie (I have no taste it’s fine I’ve accepted this). And if the weather feels wintry at the end of November, I might start to put out decorations and get in the holiday spirit. But typically, I wait until Dec. 1 to put up lights, bake gingerbread, and listen to "Christmas Eve with Johnny Mathis" (the best Christmas album by far; it's wall to wall Christmas bops). Mostly just because I like to enjoy the fall/Thanksgiving aesthetic for as long as possible.
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November 06, 2019 7:37PM
I start celebrating christmas day after thanks giving
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Jill L
November 06, 2019 11:44PM
I normally start putting up my christmas tree and putting up christmas decoration on my front lawn is about 2 weeks before christmast. And I know that's very late but, I have other things to do like, go holiday shopping and go out and buy new christmas decorations because my old decorations broke.
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Josslynn Mcgough
November 07, 2019 2:55PM
For me a Little bit before Thanksgiving is when I start Celebrating. My family keeps all our Christmas decor up inside the attic while I know a few people who keep there tree up all year. I find that absurd because whats the fun in putting up a Christmas tree if its always there? The day after Thanksgiving is when we like to put up our tree (Which takes a while ) . By the time we are done, we dont have enough time to really put the decorations on the tree, so we just really have a plain tree sitting there. ( I would recommend getting a fake plastic tree rather getting a REAL tree. For instance, If you dont like bugs or the smell of pine, then DONT get a real tree. Its a hassle getting them inside your home.) The next day we then really get into the Christmas spirit. We put up our elf on the shelf , our ornaments on the tree and the stockings. Christmas is indeed my favorite holiday of the year.
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November 08, 2019 6:23AM
December 20.
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PSA de Lachute
November 15, 2019 4:43PM
Well, in my ??, I start on 26 December of the previous year ???? ?Happy ?? Holiday ??Season ?? Everybody?
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Yehonike Anyetei
November 09, 2019 11:17PM
As soon as u feel like starting
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Mariceia Person
November 08, 2019 8:10PM
3 days before christmas eve!
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Isaiah Frerich
November 08, 2019 3:53PM
i do it naturaly do it after thanksgiving as well.... nice!
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November 07, 2019 1:55PM
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Greasy Grass
November 07, 2019 6:51PM
December 1st ish
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November 07, 2019 1:41PM
for my children this day is the biggest day Online Shopping in Pakistan
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Samuel Lundman
November 06, 2019 9:54PM
christmass spirit
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dominique cole
November 05, 2019 11:08PM
wow we do not started that early christmas
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Brooklyn Thooft
November 13, 2019 10:35PM
I startedwhen I was able to go to my parents house
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Maressea' Collins
November 14, 2019 1:44AM
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November 12, 2019 3:47PM
A few weeks before Christmas is usually when the Christmas decor goes up.
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Bianca Peake
November 13, 2019 2:52PM
We start our Christmas on the day before Christmas because we always go to the Rainbow Skating Center in Herley.
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November 13, 2019 9:08AM
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Madeleine Lee
November 12, 2019 10:09PM
i start tommorow
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Reagan J. Huckabee
November 07, 2019 7:46PM
the day after hooloween
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Noah Williamson
November 12, 2019 12:59PM
For my family we start decorating around 10 days before christmas
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Richard Simpkins
November 11, 2019 10:32PM
10 days before is enough
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Madelyn Gray
November 11, 2019 9:35PM
I start Christmas Sunday the 15. I know people think I am weard but if you call me weard then you are calling my family weard.
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Simon Monaghan
November 11, 2019 9:05PM
I start celebrating the day before christmas.
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olabanji koleoso
November 11, 2019 10:03AM
Once it is November 1st I start getting Christmassy!!!!!!!!
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Curtis Dickson
November 14, 2019 5:08AM
1 or 2 days the saturday before hand. my family gets together all in one place for the most part at my grandmothers place where we eat tex mex (not the best quailty either lol) and exchange gifts just enjoying each others company.
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Tahja Bennett
November 07, 2019 4:29PM
I don't celebrate it
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Delmi Franco
December 02, 2019 6:50PM
My family starts Christmas on Novemember. We start Christmas a few days before Thanksgiving.
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Emilie Daniel
December 18, 2019 11:02AM
Yes, everybody start celebrating christmas day after thanks giving
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All About Parking Careers
November 14, 2019 6:35AM
This year we are celebrating christmas.
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November 17, 2019 5:49AM
No earlier than Advent - which varies, but begins approximately on Dec. 1, and always well after Thanksgiving. Any earlier start is a commercial ploy.
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Kristina Routh
November 16, 2019 4:11PM
Usually the day after Thanksgiving. We put up the tree and eat Thanksgiving leftovers while watching Elf!
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nina dawolf
November 16, 2019 5:05PM
day before christmas aka christmas eve
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Grace Lund
November 16, 2019 6:31PM
I started celebrating christmas 2019 on december 26, 2018
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Apl Man
November 16, 2019 8:11PM
december 1st
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November 16, 2019 8:52PM
My family and I do not celebrate Christmas. (However, do not worry, we like the idea of it.)
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Eric Li
November 17, 2019 5:31AM
we celebrate christmas on the day
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docter omar 31
November 18, 2019 3:12AM
well there is christmas and there is christmas eve and christmas is before christmas eve so you start celebrating at christmas.
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Steven Lownsberry
November 14, 2019 1:19PM
the start of december each day my family give out one presant until the 25 witch is usualy when we give out the most expensive gifts
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November 18, 2019 2:08PM
Early enough.
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Isabella Yocom
November 18, 2019 5:41PM
Around the 1st of December.
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November 18, 2019 5:48PM
for me and my family as soon as holloween is over fr fr
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Joe Mama
November 18, 2019 5:49PM
when Joe Says mama
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Hello Kitty Berry
November 18, 2019 10:52PM
Usually near Thanksgiving's day the Christmas decorations go up. Also at this time we start to get presents for eachother. We celebrate Christmas December 25th, this day changes as each year passes. We celebrate on the American Christmas Day. So, we get presents so early but don't get to open our presents until December 25th, this year. It is hard to wait this long! :(
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Natallie Houtchins
November 26, 2019 7:58PM
i start celebrating christmas,on nov.,29
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Robin Spencer
November 27, 2019 11:21PM
i probably start on December 1st
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Sarah Christian
November 16, 2019 1:45PM
December 1st
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Adrian Ghica
November 14, 2019 3:56AM
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Joyce Lam
November 16, 2019 9:59AM
20th of december
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Mary Ciarlone
November 14, 2019 4:35PM
January 1st of the next year.
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November 14, 2019 6:47PM
december 21 is good because that is when you start being exited for it!!! XD
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Lila Larson
November 14, 2019 7:18PM
I would after put it up like 15 days from Thanksgiving
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Dirk Mosterd
November 14, 2019 8:29PM
25th of december
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Zipporah Willemse
November 14, 2019 9:49PM
We put up the Christmas tree early this year. I think the earlier the better!
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November 15, 2019 2:37AM
I start celebrating Christmas the day after thanksgiving but I usually go crazy december first.
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Katalin Pearman
November 15, 2019 3:39AM
December 1st! I've been listening to Christmas music since November 1st, so as early as it's socially accepted. :)
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November 15, 2019 3:42PM
I like to do it the weekend around Black Friday. I know it is one of the busier weekend but sometimes you can find great deals. Especally with Cyber Monday Lurking around the corner.
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November 15, 2019 4:23PM
December 20.Not too early...Not too late!
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November 14, 2019 3:36PM
depending on a country sometimes october or in the usa after thanksgiving
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Ethan Gorzik
November 15, 2019 6:52PM
After Halloween
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Morgan Wiggins
November 15, 2019 7:14PM
Normaly me and my family will start celabrating christmas about three days before.
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Jaimee Besco
November 14, 2019 2:56PM
I start celebrating Christmas on November 3rd (my mom's birthday). Right now we have our tree up and decorated.
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Ryan Duncan
November 14, 2019 3:55PM
2 - 3 weeks before
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Holly M Smith
November 12, 2019 3:21AM
The week before Thanksgiving (ugh, I know... but my mom would rather start in October. >_< at leat we don't do that!!) But that is only if we don't have my birthday party at my house because my birthday is the week of Thanksgiving. This year we're putting them up next week.
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Jay Crowder
November 15, 2019 8:57PM
December 24th.
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Samuel Lundman
November 06, 2019 9:54PM
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November 11, 2019 2:03AM
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