Decorating For the Christmas Holidays or the Holiday You Celebrate
My neighbors have a laser light system you know the light’s that shine on your house, yard, trees wherever one of those special buys from somewhere, LOL. The lights shining are green/red then switched to clear. These lights are very pretty and if they shine too brightly I close my blinds. Anyhow, their decorations have been up before Halloween, (their business of course).
So My question is when do you put up your Christmas decorations, or whatever holiday you celebrate and when do you take them down? Me, day after Thanksgiving ad take them down New Year’s Day.:womanlol:
Hi Macie 412 I cook Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner every year. My husband doesnot like to dine out. When my mother was living we took turns on each holiday. I don’t mind I have my children and sister and sometimes myneighbor. I get to stay in and watch the parades.
Friday, November 13-2015… Another great question, Macie! For Thanksgiving, my husband and I dine at one of our favourite restaurants in town… the food is to die for. But, there are no leftovers, so, I usually cook a Turkey Breast with all the fixins the day after.
As fate would have it, Chef Frank, (from said restaurant), is giving a Thanksgiving Cooking Class this year featuring the dishes he serves in the restaurant. I was one of the lucky ones that got an invitation to attend; and, oh yeah, I’m going! This will take place on Monday night, the 16th, at his restaurant, and I can hardly wait. We get a taste of all the food, along with wine tastings, a special Recipe Booklet he’s created for the ocassion and, of course, the teaching. It’s gonna be fabulous; and, you can be sure, it’s these recipes I’ll be using to make my day-after-Thanksgiving meal!
Rosietheriveter6, your response brings another question to mind. I have been receiving lots of offers from restaurants for Thanksgiving dinner. My grocery store will cook the turkey of your choice, with two side dishes and a dessert.
So everyone, do you cook, go to relatives, friends, neighbors OR do you eat at a restaurant for Thanksgiving?
Hi Macie 412 Thank You for your warm welcome. I also forgot to mention my birthday is January 6 the Ephiphany that was another reason my family kept the tree up until then. Happy Thanksgiving .
Friday, November 13-2015… Hi, Macie— Great question! As I was born into a religiously-mixed family, (mother Protestant, father Jewish), and, when older, got into the Pagan Solstices & Equinoxes, I start decorating pretty early… and take down pretty late.
I start with Samhain, (Halloween), and Thanksgiving, in mid-October. Then, right after Thanksgiving, I start decorating for ‘Merry Happy Everything’, *lol*, Hanukkah, Christmas, and Yule (Winter Solstice)… I have a lot of celebration going on!
While my mother always took everything down right after New Year’s, I keep mine up thru Imbolc, Feb 1st to 2nd. I just LOVE LOVE LOVE the Autumn/Winter ‘Seasons’ and the way the house looks all dressed-up… and smells of Clove and Cinammon and Pine, and fires burning in the fireplace, and the crispness of the air, and the beauty of snow falling… and, and, and, *lol*. I never want to take any of it down… it all makes me feel so blessed!
I start decorating after Thanksgiving. I leave everything up till the Epiphany (the 12th day of Christmas).
I decorate for Christmas 3 weeks before and I keep them up until January 6 (little Christmas as we call it. It is the day the 3 wise men bought gifts to the Christ child.
Macie I have those lights. I only let them run about 2-3 hours. I put the
Holiday Decorations up the day after Thanksgiving I take them down the after Jan. 1st.
Placed right my lights do not affect any neighbors. I hit the trees and things
outdoors. I got my set right here at HSN. I believe they are by Winter Lane here at HSN.
Posted in Talk Among Yourselves
11.14.15 6:11 PM