IS IT EVER TOO EARLY TO PUT UP YOUR CHRISTMAS TREE?
As I've been driving through my own neighborhood the last two weeks, I've noticed that a large number of homes have had all their Christmas decorations up and decorated trees twinkling in their windows since at least one week before Thanksgiving. And it seemed that this year more homes were decorated well ahead of Thanksgiving than in past years.
I was raised with the idea of putting up the Christmas decorations and trees after Thanksgiving... basically in time for Advent, the four week period ahead of Christmas. Unlike many families, we never considered Christmas trees a decoration for Thanksgiving. My neighbors on either side of my home had their trees up in time for Thanksgiving. My neighbor directly across the street had all her Christmas lights up and lit and twinkling the week before Thanksgiving.
Obviously, I'm not the only person asking how early is it too early to put a Christmas Tree. Axios Charlotte recently polled Charlotteans, asking when it was acceptable to put up one's Christmas tree. According to the Axios survey of the 455 Charlotteans who responded to the survey:
- 87% of Charlotte responders said it was acceptable to put up a Christmas tree before the end of November.
- 51% said they do it between Thanksgiving and the end of the month.
- 31% of respondents said it was perfectly acceptable to put up a Christmas tree before Thanksgiving.
- 5% saying it's never too early to do so.
How did Charlotte compare to other cities surveyed by Axios? Here's how 1,834 Axios readers in Atlanta, Austin, Charlotte, Chicago, Columbus, Dallas, D.C., Northwest Arkansas, Philadelphia and Tampa Bay responded:
Per the Axios Christmas Tree surveys, Charlotte wins the award for putting up its trees earlier than just about any other city with the highest percentage of Axios reader who put up their trees before Thanksgiving.
So I guess it wasn't my imagination that I was seeing so many homes decorated and trees up before Thanksgiving this year.
Of course, Thanksgiving has come and gone now. If you're in the market to buy a fresh tree and wondering where to go to do so, click here for list from WBTV.com.
So what do you think?
How early is it too early to put up your Christmas tree?
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