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C'mon people Christmas trees and cheer!!

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DanniC88
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Come on everybody! Lets see those christmas trees, decorations and anything else christmasy to lighten the mood and have 5 minutes away from the chaos in the world. Who's with me?

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Nope not me, much to early.

DanniC88 profile image
DanniC88 in reply to bantam12

Bah humbug

bantam12 profile image
bantam12 in reply to DanniC88

Not at all, you asked and I answered!

Heather1957 profile image
Heather1957 in reply to bantam12

Maybe to early for you not for others. Who decided when the time is right?

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bantam12 in reply to Heather1957

I said it was to early for me, I don't care if others want to do it weeks before, up to them.

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Heather1957 in reply to bantam12

I appreciate that I just wanted to point out not everyone feels the same, I think it is very much a personal thing, life is different for everyone and whatever makes a person happy is just fine. It is a proven fact that Christmas decorations makes people happier which can only be a good thing.

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bantam12 in reply to Heather1957

No need to point it out, the question was " Who's with me" and I said "not me". I wasn't expecting to be chastised! Let's leave it there, Happy Christmas

Heather1957 profile image
Heather1957 in reply to bantam12

Don't know why you are making a lovely Christmas thread into an argument - maybe you should put some decorations up. Have a lovely day.

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Sunnie2day in reply to bantam12

Everyone is different in how they do Christmas and I really don't understand why anyone takes issue with your approach. When does the season begin for you?

At my house it begins on the First Sunday of Advent and goes through to the Epiphany (aka Twelfth Night, 6 January) - every year on the morning of the 7th I'm taking it all down, sad to see it go but hopeful for the next Christmas season:)

My neighbours are mostly the same but we do have a few who don't wreath the house door until Christmas Week and we have one who puts the wreath on Christmas Eve and takes it down first thing Boxing Day morning.

Everyone is different - and long may it be so!

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bantam12 in reply to Sunnie2day

Thanks, the backlash i received is very odd ! Christmas week is when I put things up and it all goes back in the attic about a week after, that's how it's always been done in my family.

I hope you have a good time ๐ŸŽ„

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Heather1957 in reply to bantam12

I would like to put this straight, there was no 'backlash' as you put it. I only intended to make the counter point of view. I'm not sure why you reacted as you did, you seem to be very defensive over what was intended to be a different point of view.

My birthday is beginning of Dec. after that I start thinking Christmas. This year all our clubs are booking early for Christmas, we have been to a Tinsel and Turkey holiday. If you like Christmas make it last.

My dad (no longer with us) would be 94 tomorrow, December is a massive month for birthdays. His birthday would be the starting point of the celebrations, which suited us as we had a real Christmas tree and obviously they tend to become more messy the longer they stay up.

Yeahhhhhhhhh itโ€™s beginning to look a lot like Xmas ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿฅฐ

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DanniC88 in reply to babssugar

You know it!

Where is your pic?

Christmas!!!

Red and gold tree

Beautiful. I'm doing mine on the 1st of Dec.

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MichaelJHHeart Star

No decorations, no thinking of cards,, no present buying, etc. till the 5th here!

Well it if my birthday ๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽˆ๐Ÿพ on the 4th (I share it with Brian Wilson of the each Boys)!

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Lezzers in reply to MichaelJH

Sorry, it'll have to be the 8th!

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MichaelJHHeart Star in reply to Lezzers

For my Dad it was the 10th. I spent one December plucking turkeys!

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Lezzers in reply to MichaelJH

That sounds fun!๐Ÿ˜ฑ

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MichaelJHHeart Star in reply to Lezzers

It's better than picking sprouts!

๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™€๏ธ Me, I know, itโ€™s a weird one bit girlie ๐Ÿ˜‚

Well itโ€™s sort of a tree
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Nettekin in reply to Magicfairy

So sweet magicfairy! Bit of a purple girl myself! Happy Christmas x

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Magicfairy in reply to Nettekin

Thank you Nettekin, happy Christmas to you too ๐ŸŽ„ x

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Madeira19 in reply to Magicfairy

Absolutely LOVE IT!!! Is that a real branch/ tree?

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Magicfairy in reply to Madeira19

Hi Madeira19, no itโ€™s Artificial, I havenโ€™t got room for a real one, unless I cut the bottom branches off, I guess that would work, glad you like it, people look at it and go Hmmmmm lol

No I like it. Very chic and modern x

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Magicfairy in reply to DanniC88

Thank you DanniC88๐ŸŽ„ x

I've already added this to another thread. I have 3 light options so it looks different whichever lights I choose.

Christmas Tree

Here is my mantle

Christmas Mantle

I had my window painted.

Painted Window

Finally (honestly) My lit ginger bread house.

Ginger Bread House
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DanniC88 in reply to Heather1957

Oh my god ive liked all your pics. Looks stunning. Can i come to you for christmas ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ I'll bring food.Honestly i love the gingerbread house. Did you make it?

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Heather1957 in reply to DanniC88

I wish I could make a gingerbread house, sadly it is not edible so at least will last!!

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DanniC88 in reply to Heather1957

Looks good enough to eat. I've seen the kits. I bought one last year from Morrisons i think. Problem was it wouldn't stand when i stuck the side panels up with icing. Maybe it's because i ate most of it while making it so there wasn't much left to use. Haha

Heather1957 profile image
Heather1957 in reply to DanniC88

That is what I would probably do too - when you see them making one on the Christmas movies they have jars and jars of sweets to go on.

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tapfoot in reply to DanniC88

All the sympathy with that one! Me and the grandkids managed one house out of 3 kits... Delicious.

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Qualipop in reply to Heather1957

That's lovely. I used to make them with melted toffee windows when son was small but have no children around to do them for now.

Heather1957 profile image
Heather1957 in reply to Qualipop

I bet that must have smelled delicious!

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Qualipop in reply to Heather1957

It did. I Used to live in Germany where GIngerbread IS Christmas

We don't have a Christmas tree, we have six furry vandals! I have been making my Christmas cards though.

Handmade card of two skating penguins
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DanniC88 in reply to Fredders

That is really lovely. Very creative I like it, its cute.

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Qualipop in reply to Fredders

That's cute. Did you do the beautiful writing too or is it a stick one one?

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Fredders in reply to Qualipop

It's cut with a die and glued on.

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Qualipop in reply to Fredders

Thought so. I could never write like that

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Fredders in reply to Qualipop

Me neither, I have tried doing calligraphy and brush lettering, but am not very hood freehand.

Well anything that lifts the spirits is good for us so enjoy a happy Christmas ๐Ÿพ๐ŸŒž๐Ÿท๐Ÿฅ‚

Don't do trees, In fact we don't do Christmas full stop :-)

In Malaysia they do Christmas in a big way. For scale, the palm trees and people are real.

Outside Suria shopping mall in Kuala Lumpur

Hi, I put my tree up yesterday, lights on it but so far no decorations, Iโ€™m doing a bit each day, find I get so breathless, donโ€™t allow myself to go to bed until Iโ€™ve written ten cards. Rather shot myself in the foot, rushed to buy cards, didnโ€™t see one box took big stamps๐Ÿ™€

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Qualipop in reply to VelvetSky

OMG I'd almost forgotten cards; a job I HATE. Haven't even made the CHristmas cakes yet. I normally make two; one for son and one for us but no rush as son won't be here.

It is best to take your time. I live alone and have been instructed not to do any heavy lifting so had to rely on family to bring my tree from the outhouse with all the decorations. I also had to have the furniture moved around to fit the tree in the window.

It'll be the same when it is time to bring everything down but I'll worry about that in a few months time.

Take it easy it's a marathon not a sprint.

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We do Christmas beginning the First Sunday of Advent. I'd post a snap of our tree but like VelvetSky and for the same reason, decorations are going on a few each day.

I will post a snap of our door wreath. It's MeMade after my dear husband misplaced the boxes of Christmas (meaning he shoved it all to the back of the shed and can't find the oomph to dig it out๐Ÿ‘ฟ).

Luckily (for him, grrrr) I keep a secret crafty stash bag where he can't find it so I managed to sling together something for the door.

MeMade door wreath

I love all the crafty bits people are posting its so creative.

I canโ€™t be arsed with it this year , due to financial issues Iโ€™ve had to cut down a lot from what I normally buy , which is fine really as I spent too much . Never put my tree up last year due to my husband working from home and hos computer n stuff is sittin where the tree goes ,, heโ€™s still working from home , so again no tree . But anyway my tree is black and I have a massive purple peacock for the top . So bah humbug , Iโ€™d also like to add . NEVER get married on Christmas Eve !!! Itโ€™s the absolute worst time . We are married 20 years this Christmas Eve .

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Sunnie2day in reply to Notdead

Something of the same space issue at my house so the little tree I managed to find in the shed is on the mantel this year. We have bigger and smaller ones (yes, I am a serial Christmas tree collector) but the one on the mantel is the only one I could find.

I love the sound of your purple peacock topper, it must look amazing on the black tree!

And advance Happy Anniversary, twenty years married is very good innings:)

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Notdead in reply to Sunnie2day

Awww thank you ! Yes the peacock is fantastic, Iโ€™ve had for around 15 years now and it has always been a conversation piece. You collect trees I collect coffee machines ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

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DanniC88 in reply to Notdead

Happy anniversary in advance. May you be blessed to enjoy more wonderful years together.

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Qualipop in reply to Notdead

Happy Anniversary

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Notdead in reply to Qualipop

Thatโ€™s so sweet , thank you xx

Merry Christmas from Atherstone

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I will be surrounded by about 70 Christmas trees by the weekend ๐Ÿคฃ Part of a team here in Leicester that is organising a charity Christmas Tree Festival. I have my Christmas jumpers washed and ready.

A bit too early for the tree for me but hereโ€™s something Iโ€™m working on. Got to live up to my bhf name ๐Ÿ˜‰

A Christmas colour inspired crochet mandala.

Wow that is awesome.

That's lovely. I've been wondering what I could do in Tunisian crochet

I keep my artificial Christmas tree up all year long with the lights on each night but then I'm a bit eccentric.

Not quite finished yet sack to go behind Santa and naughty elf to hang off back of plane ๐Ÿ™‚ there is a plan lol

House front grandkids coming this weekend ๐Ÿ˜Š

Don't feel like it this year; just two of us, have never done much but this year son is off to USA for months and a new doctor is trying to stop or drastically reduce my painkiller so I'm in agony.

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Sunnie2day in reply to Qualipop

I hope your medic rethinks that pain relief reduction/stoppage! And I do empathise about not feeling very Christmassy - my son and his family live in the US, the separation is never easy but worse at Christmas. There have been Christmas seasons past when I barely manage to get a wreath on the door.

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Qualipop in reply to Sunnie2day

Thank you. It's the first time in 33 years my son won't be here for Christmas. However I just had a call from the practice manager agreeing to move ALL decisions on pain treatment to my OWN GP who I trust implicitly. An enormous relief.

Some of these pictures are (to quote Craig R-H) Am - az - ing darling! I belong to a Christmas FB page and my goodness there are trees/decorations on there that are unbelievable, some I envy and some not so much. There are a lot of posters from all over the World but some of the American houses are out of this World. It must takes weeks to put them up and take them down. Some houses have every room decorated and while I love Christmas I haven't gone quite that far. However I have added some Christmas scene stickers to the bathroom mirror and added some Christmas candles to the vanity unit.

I am sure with December the 1st being tomorrow, lots more Christmas pictures to follow.

A beautiful array of colour to brighten up the dull nights of winter

Outdoor Christmas decoration

December 1st today so hopefully more trees to come

Anymore pictures to add - I think we all need something bright and colourful to fill the pages after the last couple of days.

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DanniC88 in reply to Heather1957

Sleigh

Santa sleigh
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DanniC88 in reply to Heather1957

Village with a little train that goes round

Light up village
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Heather1957 in reply to DanniC88

I just love anything with lights and colour it brightens up these miserable days!

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DanniC88 in reply to Heather1957

Light up reindeer

Light up reindeer
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DanniC88 in reply to Heather1957

Light up sweet shop

Light up sweet shop
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Heather1957 in reply to DanniC88

I just love that, my ginger bread house has a glow at night I presume your house does too?

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DanniC88 in reply to Heather1957

I left the flash on so you cant see it light up ๐Ÿ˜†

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Heather1957 in reply to DanniC88

I didn't think mine had a timer but it seems to have an inside glow at night, all to much for my little brain!! LOL.

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Heather1957 in reply to DanniC88

This was without the flash but still quite light. You can see the inside light that only comes on at night. There is a battery in it that is lasting forever! I'm going to have to buy another one next year.

Gingerbread house
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DanniC88 in reply to Heather1957

Its very pretty. Where did you get it? I got mine from The Range

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Heather1957 in reply to DanniC88

McArthur Glen in Bridgend, I can't remember the shop it does lovely Christmas decorations in the Winter and lovey ornaments for the garden the rest of the year.

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DanniC88 in reply to Heather1957

And the rules in Wales haven't changed so your plans can still go ahead. ( before Drakeford changes his mind)

I have a few little ornaments in my lounge I'll send. Yes the last few days have been weird. New variants, christmas parties at no.10. Whatever next

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Heather1957 in reply to DanniC88

I don't know about you but I have seen some hilarious videos posted on FB about the parties at no 10, there is one with Theresa May dancing it is so funny!! There is also one called Now That's what I call a Corona Christmas album. I've decided you have to laugh or you'll cry. We've planned a 90th birthday for my mum on Sunday at her sheltered accommodation so I hope the rules in Wales won't effect that.

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DanniC88 in reply to Heather1957

I'll look out for them. Apparently something is due to be mentioned here in Wales tomorrow about restrictions. Hopefully you will get to see your mum.

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Heather1957 in reply to DanniC88

Rumour has it that Drakesford isn't going to make any major changes tomorrow. I have to say I am still being really careful.

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DanniC88 in reply to Heather1957

Good idea. Well if football matches etc are still going ahead I shouldn't see it being a problem.

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