When Do You Decorate for Christmas?
As I started to get the itch to get my Christmas trees (yes I said treeS,) I wondered when other folks start decorating for the Christmas holidays.
When I was a kid, we waited until December 16th to put up the tree. Why that date? It was Dad's birthday. And I guess my Dad really liked putting up the tree. As an adult it strikes me as a cruel joke to make Dad untangle tree lights and string them on the tree. Then again, my father never knew the convenience of prelit fake trees.
In my house, I like the Christmas trees up as soon as reasonable. For me, that's putting them up the week of Thanksgiving. Makes the house look great when the guests arrive for dinner. In fact, before Thanksgiving, they go up without ornaments. Just the trees and the lights. Ornaments after Thanksgiving.
And when it comes to taking it down, on or shortly after New Year's Day.
Would love to hear your traditions.