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SUNSHINE99999 Posts: 10,257
11/5/13 9:45 A

not for me

DELRIO1 Posts: 5,721
11/5/13 9:42 A

bring 'em on. glad they are here

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11/5/13 9:35 A


DRLMAZ Posts: 2,547
11/5/13 9:22 A

not soon enough

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11/5/13 9:17 A

It's all happening too fast!

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11/5/13 9:07 A

not at all

MATTHEW0498 SparkPoints: (32,853)
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11/5/13 8:41 A

I like giving each holiday it's due attention. I will not be putting up any Christmas decorations or listen to any Christmas music until the day after Thanksgiving. When I was young, that was always part of the fun, enjoying each and every day until Christmas to its fullest!

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11/5/13 7:53 A

YES, I was amazed to see all the Christmas displays up 2 weeks before Halloween,

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11/5/13 7:19 A

It is never to soon. I love the lights. It would be nice to be able to buy some extra gifts, but I would just be happy if my cousin Michael lived long enough to see Christmas this year.


EMPRESSAMQ Posts: 5,077
11/5/13 3:48 A

I am always a season ahead. I celebrate all holidays, all year round.

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11/4/13 11:00 P

Yes, I heard my first holiday song, It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year.

DPDAVIS Posts: 3,346
11/4/13 10:38 P


SEASTARZ Posts: 165
11/4/13 10:16 P

Way too early! I can't even enjoy the holiday that is happening without worrying about the next one.

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11/4/13 10:11 P

Way too early.each year it gets worse and worse.


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11/4/13 10:07 P

It seems like it gets earlier every year. Yesterday I was at the mall and a store was playing Christmas music. It was really upsetting me, especially as I looked at the Halloween clearance.

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11/4/13 4:29 P

I think it is too early. I make an exception for Hallmark Channel's Christmas movies. We watched those all weekend.

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11/4/13 3:04 P

I am glad they get here one at a time

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11/4/13 11:01 A

The "Holiday" season for me is here when I start thinking about it. I am currently thinking about it.

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11/4/13 10:22 A

Think it's still a bit too soon to start the holiday season but our Macy's did their tree lighting Saturday so guess it's here whether I like it or not!

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ANDILH Posts: 1,471
11/4/13 10:21 A

I don't particularly celebrate Halloween or Thanksgiving, but I do enjoy Christmas. However, I'm NOT ready to be listening to Christmas carols three days after Halloween. Every year the holidays get pushed further and further forward. It's not meant to be celebrated for 2 months. That takes the magic out of it. So I wait to put my tree up until after Thanksgiving and enjoy the holidays without getting too far ahead of myself.

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11/4/13 12:33 A

I don't usually celebrate Christmas.

I may have a tree this year and do some very limited homemade presents if I have friends with children visiting around that time, but I won't think about it much until well after Thanksgiving.

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11/3/13 8:40 P

I love Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas and while focusing on each as it approaches, I also find myself "pre-planning" for each ahead of time. I love figuring out menus, working on Christmas card lists,buying Trick or Treat candy, putting together mail orders for Christmas gifts, putting pretty autumn-themed tablecloths on the tables, ordering wreaths, raking leaves, watching holiday movies, planning music for Thanksgiving/Advent/Christmas church services............all at once!

SUNSHINE99999 Posts: 10,257
11/3/13 8:20 P

taking them one at a time so I enjoy them more. emoticon

KARALEAM Posts: 4,945
11/3/13 8:13 P

absolutely not emoticon

WINSTONSUZ Posts: 5,231
11/3/13 7:27 P

my new nutzo neighbor put their Christmas decorations up the day after Halloween and I see tonight they have their Christmas tree on!!!!! I think that's ridiculous!

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11/3/13 7:18 P


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11/3/13 7:12 P


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11/3/13 7:10 P


LOUIE-LILY Posts: 2,650
11/3/13 5:31 P

Stressful and focus is on shopping, eating and rushing. Not looking forward to it.


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KKLENNERT809 Posts: 9,589
11/3/13 5:30 P

I've just switched gears from Halloween. I don't like to rush into Christmas but ease into it!

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BANKER-CHUCK Posts: 5,965
11/3/13 5:18 P

All should be disinvented.


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11/3/13 3:34 P


If it is going to be it is up to me !!!
LOUNMOUN Posts: 1,332
11/3/13 3:21 P

I don't decorate or do gift shopping or really think about Christmas until December. I don't even want to hear Christmas music until Christmas week.
I haven't made plans for Thanksgiving yet.

DRLMAZ Posts: 2,547
11/3/13 4:00 A

no, I am ready for Thanksgiving and Christmas and the New Year

JAMIRBLAZE Posts: 1,318
11/3/13 1:48 A

I love the fall, but Christmas has become three or so months. Of course, I have the most of my shopping done, so having the Xmas candy that people on my list like helps me finish up.

JANIEWWJD SparkPoints: (326,723)
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11/2/13 9:15 P

I cannot believe that the Holidays are hear already.

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11/2/13 9:14 P

I don't like the commercialism that has taken over Christmas, and it bothers me how Thanksgiving has been made into a shopping day. So to protest, I used to put off shopping until December. Then I realized this was just hurting me in the long run.

So now, I try to do a little bit, almost every day, starting in late October, to start getting ready for Thanksgiving and Christmas. This doesn't mean I'll putting up my tree tomorrow, but I can do things to get organized, and NOT let my shopping go to the last minute.

We had a fun Halloween, and I hope to enjoy November, have a fun Thanksgiving weekend, observe Advent, and enjoy the Christmas season at least until January 6.

The holidays are a great chance to design your own traditions, on your timeline. Enjoy!

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LAURIEANDBLUE2K SparkPoints: (31,662)
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11/2/13 8:55 P

I enjoy one holiday at a time. Although with Thanksgiving being so late this year I will have to Christmas shop before Thanksgiving.

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11/2/13 8:45 P

I wish the holidays would be like when I was a child...we would make our own Halloween costumes. Then after Halloween we started getting ready for Thanksgiving. Shopping, baking, decorating. cooking, inviting friends and family. Then we would do the same for Christmas. I still do the same inside my won home. I am distress to see commercials on tv and radio running all the holidays together. I can't take hearing Christmas songs for 3 months. 1 month is enough. By the time this holiday season is over, I'm burned out on holidays. It leaves me exhausted and drained. I don't like this feeling. I just can't enjoy them like I use to. Sad.
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MANDIETERRIER1 Posts: 14,882
11/2/13 8:37 P

I am in the spirit now. I don't decorate until after Thanksgiving though

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11/2/13 8:09 P

I find that I don't "wait to get into the spirit", the "spirit" finds me, maybe next week, maybe during Thanksgiving, maybe tomorrow, and sometimes on Dec. 26 or Dec. 31, just depends. Back when I was a kid, it hit right after Halloween, even though stores back then didn't have stuff up early at all.

JBALDWIN29 Posts: 5,107
11/2/13 8:05 P

I like to wait until after Thanksgiving.

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11/2/13 7:54 P

No, right on time this year!

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TACDGB Posts: 6,136
11/2/13 6:20 P

I have 1/2 of my Christmas shopping done...

LIZDLEON1 Posts: 72
11/2/13 5:20 P

I was against it for a couple of years but now I agree with you and I'm embracing it!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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11/2/13 4:42 P

I definitely understand those who feel the Christmas or Holiday season has been protracted too much. Just the same, I love the Holiday Season, and I do start feeling in the holiday mood even in early November.

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11/2/13 4:14 P

Since I have lived with JoAnn, we have been wishing whole years away. Once we get thru Christmas, we will be wishing for spring. BUT I do love the holidays.


11/2/13 3:18 P

I love the entire holiday season. emoticon emoticon emoticon don't mind them all lumped together. emoticon

LOVE4KITTIES Posts: 3,019
11/2/13 1:48 P

I find it a bit much that Christmas and Halloween decorations appear in the stores at the same time. I have taken to, jokingly, referring to this as the Hallowistmas Season.

But, I prefer to enjoy fall, myself. Thanksgiving too. I see no need to move directly from Halloween into Christmas (thus, I am not a fan of Hallowistmas).

Today, I am planning to take down my Halloween decorations and put out my Thanksgiving/fall tablecloths (they have leaves on them, so they are okay for fall and I leave them on for Thanksgiving too). I have some other fall-type decorations that I put out as well. I won't put out Christmas decorations until December and I will take them down 2 days after Christmas.

I have already done some Christmas shopping. I don't like to leave it until the last minute.

Edited by: LOVE4KITTIES at: 11/2/2013 (14:00)
LIZDLEON1 Posts: 72
11/2/13 1:38 P

Are you embracing the holiday season in November or are you waiting until after Thanksgiving to get into the X-mas holiday spirit.

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