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Topic # 185605 29-Nov-2015 00:37
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Hey guys,

Having a discussion today with my mum about when the "Best time to put the Xmas Tree up" is.

When do you put yours up? 

Personally for me, it has to be at least December. I normally put mine up two weeks, give or take, before Xmas day, then leave it up until just after New Years.

How about you? When is the best time? Do you already have yours up? What does your tree look like?

Feel free to post a picture of your tree if/when it goes up :)

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  Reply # 1437064 29-Nov-2015 00:44
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December. Comes down by mid January.

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  Reply # 1437066 29-Nov-2015 00:51
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Here in Napier they are up all year round ;)





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  Reply # 1437069 29-Nov-2015 01:31
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No shame, I put mine up about 6 weeks ago.

I'm not absolutely crazy over christmas, I just like having a colourful thing taking up the big empty space in the living room lol




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  Reply # 1437079 29-Nov-2015 05:34
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Christmas Eve and usually down News Years Day depending where we are




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  Reply # 1437087 29-Nov-2015 07:38
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If you're talking a 'Live' Christmas tree, I wouldn't go for any more than about 3 weeks before. Any more than that, (even if you water/feed them), and they can start to shed their needles.

Ours usually goes up around the first week in December and lasts until New Years. We get them from St John and they usually get them in around the 5th of December.

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  Reply # 1437101 29-Nov-2015 08:19
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We put ours up 1st Dec.  Stella, our Elf on the Shelf, starts to get grumpy if there isnt a Christmas tree and decorations in the house at holiday time.
Take down sometime in early January, depending on when a free weekend arrives.  

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In a couple of days time. Normally we leave it up all of December. This year in going to use the Belkin wemo switch and sensor I picked up in the black Friday sales along with IFTTT to run the lights (just to be geeky about it).




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  Reply # 1437104 29-Nov-2015 08:31
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Usually first weekend of december for me, but next weekend we're busy so probably go up today.  fake tree.

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  Reply # 1437112 29-Nov-2015 08:49
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We did ours yesterday. I would normally wait til December but we too have busy weekends coming up. 8 foot artificial tree, it's actually pretty good looking. Was expensive! Did years of real trees before buying this one a few years ago.
We will have ours down and all away before New Year's Eve.

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  Reply # 1437119 29-Nov-2015 08:59
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Have never put one up since moving here, because it never feels like Christmas!





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  Reply # 1437125 29-Nov-2015 09:24
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Yesterday.

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Geektastic: Have never put one up since moving here, because it never feels like Christmas!


Man, you are even grumpier than me - and that's not easy :)

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  Reply # 1437139 29-Nov-2015 10:25
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Geektastic: Have never put one up since moving here, because it never feels like Christmas!


Man, you are even grumpier than me - and that's not easy :)


Well, it's a child free home so erecting dead trees covered in lights loses any fascination...!





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  Reply # 1437141 29-Nov-2015 10:32
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Dingbatt: In a couple of days time. Normally we leave it up all of December. This year in going to use the Belkin wemo switch and sensor I picked up in the black Friday sales along with IFTTT to run the lights (just to be geeky about it).


That is an great idea for the Wemo. I have one in a box that I bought on Black Friday. Sorted! I can also tell Alexa to turn the lights on.... Alexa and Wemo is awesome.

We put ours up 1 December.




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