And they take it down on New Year's Eve Morning.
My friends don't put up their Holiday Tree until Xmas Eve?
|by Anonymous||reply 26||12/28/2012|
Thanks for sharing.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||12/25/2012|
How very dare they, OP! I hope you give them a vicious face-slapping. And do remember to write your Auntie Gladys a thank you note for the kid gloves she gave you. Kid gloves always add a touch of class to vicious slappings.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||12/25/2012|
WOW,OP, I'm shocked to hear this, how long have you been friends with those nuts. That's just not done!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 3||12/25/2012|
I did that once. New Year's Day my pussy started stinking. And the rest is history.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||12/25/2012|
Who gives a shit? Are they supposed to put up a tree when you want them to? OP is an asshole.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||12/25/2012|
The best time to put up a Xmas tree is on Xmas Eve. The tree looks great for Xmas day because it still looks fresh.
Taking it down a week later is great. The time for Xmas is between Xmas Eve and New Years Day.
Putting a Xmas tree up prior to Thanksgiving - like right after Halloween - is ridiculous.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||12/25/2012|
My relatives in Germany did the same thing. I think it's a tradition from the days of real candles, when it was important to have the tree as fresh as possible (they were still lighting candles on the tree in the early 80's).
|by Anonymous||reply 7||12/25/2012|
I like your friends, OP.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||12/25/2012|
I think a lot of people put up their trees on Christmas Eve and take them down after Three Kings Day on January 6th. Sounds more sane than putting it up the day after Thanksgiving. Of course, you can always place the tree in the stand and hang the lights before hand. How long does it take to hang the ornaments and place the star on top of the tree? Sounds like a lovely tradition. If you have a nice buzz from the eggnog so much the better. It isn't about having everything perfect. Christmas should be fun and about inventing your own traditions.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||12/25/2012|
good for them
|by Anonymous||reply 10||12/25/2012|
Dittto for us when we grew up in my Grandfathers 1894 Victorian house.
Becasue of candle usage this is how it was done.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||12/25/2012|
[quote] think a lot of people put up their trees on Christmas Eve and take them down after Three Kings Day on January 6th.
In some religions (orthodox Christian ones) Christmas IS January 6th.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||12/25/2012|
I hate it when my Xmas tree starts to look thin and grey like OP's pubic hair. Time to kill it.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||12/25/2012|
R9, come before me my child.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||12/25/2012|
Our neighbors, the Rosses in Pennington, NJ -- true story by the way, had a live tree in a pot. Went up before Christmas and stayed up til Easter.
Any time my parents saw someone who left their tree up or holiday lights up, they would proclaim: "They must be friends of the Rosses!"
|by Anonymous||reply 16||12/25/2012|
By family tradition, we always put up the tree and decorations two weeks before Christmas and leave them up until the day after New Years. We love the holiday season but putting it up immediately after Thanksgiving seems a bit too much.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||12/25/2012|
Is that a question, or is that how "upspeak" look in print?
|by Anonymous||reply 18||12/25/2012|
WTF is a 'Holiday Tree'?
|by Anonymous||reply 19||12/25/2012|
The German/Dutch family two doors down from us on Long Island in the 1960s did that as well. The tree went up on Christmas Eve. It was a beautifully decorated with old glass figural ornaments from the 1920s. We put our tree up around the 21st or 22nd of December. Our trees back then never lasted very long.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||12/25/2012|
[quote]I think a lot of people put up their trees on Christmas Eve and take them down after Three Kings Day on January 6th.
That's what I do. It's up for the 12 days of Christmas. I turned on the outside Christmas lights last night for the first time. My Christmas calendar isn't determined by Macy's and Walmart like most people here.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||12/25/2012|
That's dumb. I bet the reason they don't put it up till Xmas Eve is that they steal it from the lot, when the Xmas Tree guy goes home.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||12/27/2012|
If you go to a tree farm on the 23rd or 24th, you'll have a fresh tree for the whole Christmas season.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||12/28/2012|
It's bad luck to take down your tree after Christmas. We put ours up after Thanksgiving, and take it down on the 7th...it's the rules!
|by Anonymous||reply 24||12/28/2012|
No, it's bad luck to still have a tree up after Epiphany on the 6th, R24. You can blame waiting till the 7th for all the bad luck in your life.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||12/28/2012|
thats the name of a black girl
is that like kwanza?
|by Anonymous||reply 26||12/28/2012|