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Christmas Countdown

I heart Christmas. I’m glad I haven’t grown out of the excitement – I love the lights, the music, the food, the presents and the sparkle. As soon as the Xmas Coca-Cola advert comes on, I am ready to celebrate.

In my house, we’ve always put our tree up the first weekend in December. This year it falls on a Thursday so this weekend we put up our two trees and will switch on the lights on Thursday. We have a main artifical tree in our lounge which is huge and has to be built with individual branches so it needs to go up early to make it all worth the effort! We decorate it all in gold so it is all glittery and festive.

Here’s how we did it πŸ™‚

Step 1 – retrieve from the loft

Step 2 – build the tree one branch at a time

Step 3 – get the lights and decorations ready. We got some new ones this year – bows and shoes!

Step 4 – dress the tree!

Step 5 – put the angel on top.

When do you put up your decorations?



36 thoughts on “Christmas Countdown”

  1. What a lovely looking tree!

    We normally put the tree up a few weeks before Christmas, because of birthdays it’s nice to get it all done before the 15th. So I expect this year I’ll do it around the 10th. We’ve got some major furniture changes that need to happen first.
    This year I want a Christmas wreath on the front door and I have two rooms to decorate for the first time ever!

    It’s our first Christmas in this house πŸ™‚

  2. Beautiful! For the first time EVER we put our tree up on Thanksgiving day which I’d swore I’d never do. However, it has gotten me into the holiday spirit like never before! I’ve even finished all of my shopping (except a fewminor gitst) including stocking stuffers…and most were bought online so no crazy crowds!

  3. Lovely tree. I love the new decorations. We haven’t figured out our holiday traditions yet, as they are different every year. Sigh.

  4. the tree looks beautiful. ❀
    And where I'm from, Xmas is not the most celebrated occasion but we try our best and decorate the house a week before christmas or so. πŸ˜€

  5. Your tree looks great! πŸ™‚

    My mom used to buy the tree for our house on her birthday (Nov. 30) when we were little. I’ve never had my own tree. This is the first Christmas that I have my own place. We won’t be putting up a tree this year though. (Lots of other things to do with money right now.) If we were going to, it would have been last weekend or this weekend.

  6. Your tree is gorgeous. I bet it looks even better with the lights flickering at night.

    We used to put the decorations out and mail Christmas cards starting the day after Thanksgiving.

    Now? Who knows.

    Neither of us is particularly motivated to shop, decorate, or send yuletide greetings. All the consumerism has soured the holiday for us.

    {{Bah Humbug!}} πŸ˜›

  7. We have exactly one Christmas decoration at our house–a macaroni one made by Li’l D’s daycare provider last year! If we’re lucky, we’ll have two by the end of this year. πŸ˜‰

    (Oh, wait! It’s just occurred to me I have a small bag of ornaments I brought back from Japan with me. I should rummage those up again!

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