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Marmight Thu 28-Oct-21 09:17:39

🌲. I visited my local Dobbies Garden Centre on Tuesday for plants. I could hardly locate them between the rows of hundreds & hundreds of newly cut Christmas trees. Who buys a Christmas tree in October? A friend suggested, tongue in cheek, that they were being off loaded before Christmas is cancelled by Boris

Beswitched Thu 28-Oct-21 09:20:32

Unfortunately in recent years it seems to have become increasingly normal to put the tree up in November.

Calmlocket Thu 28-Oct-21 09:27:17

Christmas seems to get earlier every year! christmas cards in the shops in August, christmas films on tv have been runing for a month. christmas adverts on tv. Qvc were selling christmas stuff in July! Its all so commercialised, the real meaning of christmas doesnt exist anymore!

kittylester Thu 28-Oct-21 09:36:43

We rent our Christmas tree which I booked a couple of weeks ago.

Galaxy Thu 28-Oct-21 09:37:49

Ours is usually up by the last weekend of November. It's not real though.

BigBertha1 Thu 28-Oct-21 09:55:22

1st December for me - 2 artificial ones.

Forsythia Thu 28-Oct-21 09:57:22

1st December for us but ours are realistic fakes after years of real ones and my DH moaning about the needles on the carpets.

grannysyb Thu 28-Oct-21 10:00:34

I have a lovely friend who puts up seven (artificial) trees in November! She is very talented at decorating her house and it looks great, but one small real tree, put up quite late is enough for me!

Soroptimum Thu 28-Oct-21 10:06:31

Since we met we’ve always had a real tree, sometimes 2 for the past 33 years. But we’ve taken the decision to buy an artificial one this year. Those trees already cut won’t last til Christmas- they need to be in water, just like flowers.

Whitewavemark2 Thu 28-Oct-21 10:08:55

Weekend before Christmas my real tree is delivered and decorated.

annsixty Thu 28-Oct-21 10:14:41

Any time after the 15th of December.
Artificial for the last two years after acquiring a kitten who loved climbing the real one we had .
She is older this year so we hope she has grown out of it!!

Beswitched Thu 28-Oct-21 10:36:11

Calmlocket

Christmas seems to get earlier every year! christmas cards in the shops in August, christmas films on tv have been runing for a month. christmas adverts on tv. Qvc were selling christmas stuff in July! Its all so commercialised, the real meaning of christmas doesnt exist anymore!

I think some people are trying to do this with Halloween now. It literally used to be just one day of the year, now the decorations are up two weeks beforehand, the fireworks are going off for days before, and there is talk of some parents sending their children out trick or treating on Saturday night because Monday is a school day (here in Ireland).

midgey Thu 28-Oct-21 12:25:16

A house near me had a grand ‘turning on’ of their Christmas lights on Monday!
B and Q was full of Christmas trees yesterday…..

Witzend Thu 28-Oct-21 12:43:30

I was surprised to see so many Christmas decorations already in John Lewis yesterday - even before Halloween is out of the way.

I had a look at their Christmas Emporium, and must say (far too early or not) the displays were fantastic. Elder Gdcs, 5 and 6, will be with us all next Monday (Inset day) so I’ll certainly be taking them to see that.

I might tack on an extra bus ride (they adore the bus, especially on top) to a garden centre that usually has loads of Christmassy things (I’ll let them choose one small bauble each) and a child-friendly cafe.
So that’s next Monday sorted. 🙂

Zoejory Thu 28-Oct-21 12:48:18

I love Christmassy things

Some people like to get them up early. Especially after the 18 months we've had

It doesn't harm anyone and provides happiness to others

Seems like a win win to me

Witzend Thu 28-Oct-21 12:48:59

Just to add, we will be putting up our (real) tree on 6th December, somewhat earlier than usual, because a sister and BiL who we haven’t seen since before COVID hit, are coming to stay from the 7th to the 9th.
We always keep it in a bucket of wet gravel so it lasts well until 6th January - in this house nothing comes down until then.

Teacheranne Thu 28-Oct-21 12:55:04

You’ve just reminded me that I need to buy a new tree! I donated my old artificial one to a local charity last year ( they wanted a table top one for a display) as I hadn’t bothered with a tree for a few years. I no longer have people staying with me over Christmas as my sister hosts the family now so just put out a few of my favourite room decorations. But this year my sister is staying with me for two weeks while visiting from the US so I will make more of an effort.

I expect I will be shocked at the price!

GrannyGravy13 Thu 28-Oct-21 12:58:35

We have several artificial trees (kitchen, dining room, GC’s bedroom) all go up on 1st December.

We have a very large real tree in the sitting room which goes up on 14th December.

(Disclaimer I love all things Christmas 🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄)

whywhywhy Thu 28-Oct-21 13:01:36

That is madness as the trees will be dead by NOVEMBER 5th never mind christmas. I am not a fan of christmas.

nanna8 Thu 28-Oct-21 13:03:28

I have been deciding what colour this year . Last year was silver and white but this year I am going for red. No tinsel though, just over it and I reckon it looks tacky. I have ordered a load of little red wooden decorations online. My daughter is going silver this year, good with the little white lights.

MaizieD Thu 28-Oct-21 13:07:25

I buy a real tree from a local big estate. They are cut fairly regularly so I can buy a fresh one well into December. It goes up on Christmas Eve and comes down on 6th January. I do love a Christmas tree and feel very sad when I have to take it down...

But, seeing Christmas decorations up for weeks before Christmas and disappearing a couple of days after Christmas gives me no happiness whatsoever.

Witzend Thu 28-Oct-21 13:09:19

Zoejory

I love Christmassy things

Some people like to get them up early. Especially after the 18 months we've had

It doesn't harm anyone and provides happiness to others

Seems like a win win to me

Exactly.
And the early trees and decorations give the moaners something to moan about, so presumably they’re happy, too - it’d be a shame to deprive them. 😉

eazybee Thu 28-Oct-21 13:46:52

When I was a child the Christmas tree (fresh) went up on Christmas Eve,
When I married it went up after school broke up, (I was a primary school teacher) and later, not until after my child's birthday on December 19th.
Now it is installed by my adult children on about 15th December. Still fresh, wouldn't have an artificial one in the house.
I hate it when people remove decorations et al on Boxing Day or shortly after.

agnurse Thu 28-Oct-21 13:49:52

Jeepers Murphy, if you put up a real tree now it will be a FIRE HAZARD by Christmas! (I'm well versed in real trees. Growing up we always had a real one. Smelled AMAZING.)

Beswitched Thu 28-Oct-21 14:25:35

whywhywhy

That is madness as the trees will be dead by NOVEMBER 5th never mind christmas. I am not a fan of christmas.

I love Christmas, but don't like the way it's been stretched out and now seems to start on 1st November. Seems to make it less magical.