When will you put your Christmas tree up?

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  1. waterfall

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    I always put mine up right after Thanksgiving, but I'm thinking of putting it up early this year. It seems like so much work to only enjoy for 3 weeks (the amount of time I have between Thanksgiving break and going home for Christmas break). I'm thinking of putting mine up in a week or two.
     
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    After ThanKsgiving...I cook for 16... Thinking about the tree is too much between now and then.
     
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    About 10 days before Christmas; we get a real tree and leave it up until after New Years, so can't put it up too early.
     
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    I don't put up a tree, but the weekend after Thanksgiving is tradition at my mother's.
     
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    Yes, right after TG, so I at least enjoy the Christmas decor for pretty much a full month.
     
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    We have been putting up the tree right after Thanksgiving dinner. It's a fake tree so it can stay up a while. We will take it down a week or 2 after New Years.
     
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    December 1
     
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    I always put it up the weekend after Thanksgiving, so this year that would be November 30th or December 1st. We have a late Thanksgiving this year :(

    I love putting stuff up for Christmas, but I absolutely HATE the clean up after Christmas. You gotta take the tree down, put away all the decorations, clean up all the wrapping paper, find places for all the kids' new toys.

    So in short, I kind of wish I could just fast forward right now to January. I'm really anal about my house and that week after Christmas really gets under my skin, lol.
     
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    After T-giving. That is DH's long weekend, so we're all doing it together. Kind of making it one of our family traditions. :)
     
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    I do start putting up the rest of my decorations earlier; I'm hoping that when Lauren's home on her Thanksgiving break she'll help me get started.
     
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    My husband puts the tree up, and then I do EVERYTHING else (lights around it, tree decorations, in house decorations). I don't do outdoor because I'd have to do it myself...Another reason to fast forward to January...lol.
     
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    We get a real tree and usually go get it the weekend after thanksgiving. Occasionally we wait til the following weekend.
     
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    We will probably put it up December 1st or 7th this year, but most likely the 1st because I don't want to wait. :D We do always get a real tree, but it lasted for a month just fine last year.
     
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    I tend to put mine up in mid-November (before Thanksgiving). I just love Christmas and having a tree up. I know that is way too early for most people, but it just makes me extra cheerful and makes my apartment seem more homey.
     
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    I'm having a Christmas party the first weekend of December. The tree can't go up until after that-- I need the room.
     
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    We put it up the weekend after Thanksgiving and take it down on Ephinany.
     
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    I might do mine this coming weekend. I take it down Christmas night.
     
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    I love to decorate for Christmas. I also hate taking it down. When we moved, I got rid of years of decorations. I don't have much more than enough for the tree, and a few favorites. We will put up the tree just a few days before Christmas.
     
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    We always get a real tree, so we'll wait another month or so...
     
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    Beginning of December...
     
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    I get a real tree as well so it'll probably go up on the 7th or 14th. when we have a fake tree, it's up the day after Thanksgiving. My daughter and I will put up the rest of the decorations the day after Thanksgiving.
     
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    Mine will be the weekend after Thanksgiving; I'll be out of town until Sunday evening. I'd love to do it with my fiance, but I don't think that will happen. Instead, it'll give me something to do...

    The real issue is when I'll do my tree in my classroom--I usually try to have it up for all of Advent, but that starts the Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend this year. Since we only have three weeks after that before Christmas, I don't want to wait for the following weekend. So I'm guessing I'll be spending a late evening at school early that week.
     
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    Sometime before Thanksgiving if at all possible. I love to look at the decorations.
     

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