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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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  Reply # 1437142 29-Nov-2015 10:35
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SWMBO has decreed it will go up on 1 Dec and must come down by 3rd Jan otherwise we will have a year of bad luck. She has yet to be able to direct me to a validated source for this witchcraft, but who am I to argue, when the human race is at stake.




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  Reply # 1437167 29-Nov-2015 11:13
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scuwp: SWMBO has decreed it will go up on 1 Dec and must come down by 3rd Jan otherwise we will have a year of bad luck. She has yet to be able to direct me to a validated source for this witchcraft, but who am I to argue, when the human race is at stake.


Try telling SWMBO that the date to come day is Epiphany 6th January and see if the good luck happens. Even better, it will be a Sunday this year so it will be a thing to do during that long weekend.







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  Reply # 1437246 29-Nov-2015 15:18
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scuwp: SWMBO has decreed it will go up on 1 Dec and must come down by 3rd Jan otherwise we will have a year of bad luck. She has yet to be able to direct me to a validated source for this witchcraft, but who am I to argue, when the human race is at stake.


Try telling SWMBO that the date to come day is Epiphany 6th January and see if the good luck happens. Even better, it will be a Sunday this year so it will be a thing to do during that long weekend.





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  Reply # 1437256 29-Nov-2015 16:20
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I always liked the idea of the 'Festivus' pole as described by George Costanza.




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  Reply # 1437337 29-Nov-2015 18:24
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After the first snow of December.

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  Reply # 1437342 29-Nov-2015 18:43
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roobarb: After the first snow of December.




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  Reply # 1437347 29-Nov-2015 18:59
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roobarb: After the first snow of December.


Apparently it snowed in Arthurs Pass on Christmas Day one year.

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  Reply # 1437372 29-Nov-2015 19:48
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"Bah humbug". All jokes aside I put mine up yesterday (Saturday 28th) only because I have a very hectic next few weeks I and I don't have the time.





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  Reply # 1437374 29-Nov-2015 19:50
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Whatever you do, remember to behave during the year folks, or Krampus will come around and take you...








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  Reply # 1437434 29-Nov-2015 22:10
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Up on the 1st of december and down on new years day.




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  Reply # 1437437 29-Nov-2015 22:15
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Later the better, its another thing to water and clean every day! :P

plus it tends to follow with the ear bleeding!


on a related note though, There is this massive santa which was erected at work on Saturday.

Oh if looks could kill, watching owner stick it up! Was that, Oh bugger... it really is that time again moment!




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  Reply # 1437440 29-Nov-2015 22:30
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It will be going up today, Sunday UK time, as it is the weekend and/or convenient says SWMBO.

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  Reply # 1437450 29-Nov-2015 23:54
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1st of December is for me, It's the only month I can tolerate Christmas decorations and lights and trees haha

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