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View Poll Results: When does the holiday season start?
After Thanksgiving 12 20.69%
First time it snows 4 6.90%
Half-way through December 11 18.97%
Whenever the mood hits me 21 36.21%
Other 10 17.24%
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When does Christmas start for you? - November 19th 2009, 08:44 PM

When does Christmas start for you, if you celebrate Christmas?
   
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Re: When does Christmas start for you? - November 19th 2009, 08:45 PM

I start celebrating Christmas on the first of December.
   
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Re: When does Christmas start for you? - November 19th 2009, 08:52 PM

We start celebrating the day after Thanksgiving; that's when our tree inside and lights outside go up!


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Re: When does Christmas start for you? - November 19th 2009, 08:55 PM

Whenever I feel christmas-y I just start celebrating then


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Re: When does Christmas start for you? - November 19th 2009, 08:57 PM

When we pick names in my family for the secret santa thing., the best tradition in my family.


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Re: When does Christmas start for you? - November 19th 2009, 08:58 PM

Christmas gets earlier every year, no thanks to all the shops and adverts and decorations (!) I get excited about it late November/early December, but when they're playing Jingle Bells halfway through September, then it gets on my nerves!




   
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Re: When does Christmas start for you? - November 19th 2009, 08:58 PM

Christmas usually is on the 25th of December in the U.S.

but I'm already singing Christmas songs. And my birthday is on the 23rd.


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Re: When does Christmas start for you? - November 19th 2009, 09:06 PM

On the 1st December, but we don't put the tree up until christmas eve because our dog likes to "play" with it




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Re: When does Christmas start for you? - November 19th 2009, 09:22 PM

For me it's usually once everything starts to look Christmasy. Like when my dad tells us to go pick out a tree to bring home...and once I get the OK to crawl up in the attic and retrieve the dusty boxes of decorations...and when my neighborhood is lit up with lights. That's usually when I start playing Christmas music and get in the mood


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Re: When does Christmas start for you? - November 19th 2009, 09:37 PM

Halfway through December, because that's usually when I start getting into the Christmas mood. The playing of the Christmas music on the radio early November though is insane to me! Sometimes it feels Christmasy on Thanksgiving, so that's when I start listening to Christmas music, but don't really celebrate or do anything Christmassy till middle of December.





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Re: When does Christmas start for you? - November 19th 2009, 11:03 PM

I don't normally have the Christmas spirit until the begining of December, but for some reason I'm really excited already.


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Re: When does Christmas start for you? - November 19th 2009, 11:06 PM

We start buying gifts for Logan around October/November.
However we don't decorate or get a tree until the weekend after the 1st of December. Our son was born Dec 1st so we like to keep it separate from Christmas by not putting up lights/trees after Thanksgiving. (Doing it after thanksgiving was how it was done when I was a kid)

I do get the Christmas spirit early though I'm already extremely excited to see my son's face when he wakes up Christmas morning and has his very own train table set....and it's not even Thanksgiving yet! lol.


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Re: When does Christmas start for you? - November 19th 2009, 11:13 PM

Snow, Snow, Snow. once the first snow hits, i cant stop thinking about christmas. the first snow came sometime in early October for me. before halloween, i was already trying to set up the christmas tree! i cant wait for the christmas season. its the best time of the year.


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Re: When does Christmas start for you? - November 19th 2009, 11:39 PM

We usually start the Christmas stuff about halfway through December.



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Re: When does Christmas start for you? - November 20th 2009, 12:14 AM

Stephanie already mentioned it, I start Christmas on the first of Dec.


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Re: When does Christmas start for you? - November 20th 2009, 01:58 AM

Well, for us, our family is SUPPOSED to put up the tree on Thanksgiving. But not this year, oh no. We became a bit lazy.


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Re: When does Christmas start for you? - November 20th 2009, 02:05 AM

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It's my favorite time of year. It starts when the mood hits. And that was a couple days ago lol


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Re: When does Christmas start for you? - November 20th 2009, 05:19 AM

I'd say snow if I still lived in northern Ontario, but it's rather unusual for it to snow in Vancouver, and when it does, it usually just turns into gross mush and melts right away. I miss snow. So while I'm here, I'd be waiting a long time if I used snow. I start Christmas once my exams are done...I think this year that's December 18th. After that, I can stop worrying about all the school stuff I need to do, and focus on all the fun Christmas stuff.


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Re: When does Christmas start for you? - November 20th 2009, 11:46 AM

When the tree goes up. :]
   
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Re: When does Christmas start for you? - November 20th 2009, 12:54 PM

Sometime after Thanksgiving, it changes every year. Normally in my family we don't put up any decorations till Christmas eve, but we do other stuff before that. Like me and my mom used to make Christmas cookies every year, that always made me feel like christmas was near. Problem in my house, my brother hasn't stopped playing Christmas music on the piano since last year. I'm one of the people, who feels like you don't start anything about Christmas till after Thanksgiving. Like if i see stuff up is stores, or hear music i will be like AHHHH Not time yet!


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Re: When does Christmas start for you? - November 20th 2009, 01:59 PM

We usually put the tree up the day after Thanksgiving but for me, it is whenever the mood hits which is usually around that time when I see the lights up and when it snows (although last year we didn't have a white christmas which runied it haha).


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Re: When does Christmas start for you? - November 20th 2009, 03:27 PM

We never have white Christmases
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Re: When does Christmas start for you? - November 20th 2009, 07:32 PM

November 14th. That's the day after my sister's birthday. If I could start it earlier, I totally would! Christmas is my favourite time of year!


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Re: When does Christmas start for you? - November 20th 2009, 07:48 PM

I hate Christmas (but no, I'm not a scrouge, I still try to enjoy it) But I basically just get through it. The only real day where we "celebrate' is christmas day
   
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Re: When does Christmas start for you? - November 20th 2009, 07:52 PM

I start celebrating when I put up the tree the second full day after finals are over (the first full day I sleep). It's either the end of the first or second week in December, depending when finals fall.
   
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Re: When does Christmas start for you? - November 20th 2009, 07:57 PM

For me, I usually start feeling Christmas-y the week of or after Thanksgiving.
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Re: When does Christmas start for you? - November 20th 2009, 08:43 PM

When the coke lorry comes on TV.
I saw it last week between X factor bits.
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Re: When does Christmas start for you? - November 21st 2009, 01:20 AM

well my family puts the decorations and everything up 12 days before christmas day.. and take them down 12 days after. my mum says it's tradition.. mehh.

so i guess when the tree goes up.. and like Bryden said, when the coke advert come on telly!!!


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Re: When does Christmas start for you? - November 21st 2009, 10:42 PM

I start celebrating when I'm finished with my last test of the semester, otherwise I'm not in the mood. This year, that date will be Dec 18
   
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Re: When does Christmas start for you? - November 22nd 2009, 11:55 AM

Start of December is when I start feeling really Christmassy.
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Re: When does Christmas start for you? - November 22nd 2009, 12:34 PM

Hmm well I don't really start celebrating Christmas properly until December but I do buy all my Christmas cards in September and start Christmas present shopping then. Although technically I don't really celebrate Christmas as a Christian holiday since I'm not a Christian.


   
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Re: When does Christmas start for you? - November 22nd 2009, 02:02 PM

When the Mood Hits Me - I've been known not be festive until the actual day :P
Sometimes when I start going shopping I will start to feel festive =]


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Re: When does Christmas start for you? - November 23rd 2009, 09:26 PM

It's already Christmas for me.
   
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Re: When does Christmas start for you? - November 23rd 2009, 10:50 PM

I start feeling a little christmasey a little bit into December more when the tree goes up and then a lot once im out of school for christmas break.


   
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Re: When does Christmas start for you? - November 24th 2009, 11:16 PM

When the mood hits me Christmas songs start playing, sleigh bells make an appearance... and can be heard... Yeah ooh and walking home when its freezing cold, but just enough so it bites you a bit. LOVE IT!



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Re: When does Christmas start for you? - November 27th 2009, 05:12 PM

When school gets out on Christmas break and I get some free time to myself!





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Re: When does Christmas start for you? - November 27th 2009, 05:21 PM

I don't really like christmas, bah humbug

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Re: When does Christmas start for you? - November 27th 2009, 05:36 PM

As soon as the Coca Cola advert comes on TV. So, now
   
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Re: When does Christmas start for you? - November 27th 2009, 05:42 PM

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Re: When does Christmas start for you? - November 28th 2009, 04:39 PM

The day after Thanksgiving the tree goes up and my mom starts playing Christmas music!
   
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