Christmas
Holidays and Traditions

How early do you start celebrating Christmas?

Answer

Amber Hutsler
11/06/2019
Typically the day after Thanksgiving is when the Christmas decorations go up! The elf on the shelf makes his appearance on St. Nicks Day and the friends and family celebrations take place all throughout December.
Julia Werner
11/05/2019

For me, the Christmas season doesn't start until December 1st or at least until the day after Thanksgiving. Now I enjoy Christmas...the decorations, the music, etc. but personally, I just can't sustain the "Christmas spirit" (or any holiday anticipation/excitement for that matter) for more than a month. For the same reason, I don't start celebrating Halloween in August or Independence Day in June. This is why it's so disappointing for me when stores begin removing Halloween decorations in early October in place of Christmas trees. I like to enjoy holidays one at a time and when I've been hearing "Jingle Bells" for two months straight, it is difficult not to be covering my ears by the time December 25th actually rolls around.

I definitely think the push to begin celebrating Christmas as early as possible is mostly driven by companies looking to capitalize on consumer spend, which is obviously highest during this time of year. However, for those who legitimately feel "Christmassy" during early Fall, more power to you, celebrate away. That being said, I simply can’t help but roll my eyes at the ornaments and candy canes being hauled out while kids are still trick-or-treating. Call me a Grinch.

Evan Multiply
11/05/2019

Personally, I'd say better early than late. I'm a big holiday guy, and a big reason for that is their individual atmospheres—and for me, more than any other holiday, I can feel Christmas. So if bells start jingling, say, two months out, I'm okay with that because the atmosphere will be palpable by the time the holiday's within sight on the calendar. Nothing's worse than a tradition without its soul—if I'm with my family on the morning of the 25th and it hasn't felt like Christmas for weeks, it's hardly Christmas. It's, like, Wednesday, and why are we all sitting around a tree?

There are limits to this. The Hallmark Channel starts playing Christmas movies in July, and I am no fan of that. Other holidays deserve their due. The Fourth of July has a great little atmosphere of its own. Halloween does, too. If bells start jingling in October, it's best they're quiet so the month can remain sufficiently spooky. November, though? Deck the halls. The Thanksgiving atmosphere is best with Big Christmas looming large.

Kevin Stringer
11/05/2019

Although I'm not a practicing Christian anymore, I still enjoy the holiday festivities when my family celebrates. We generally start baking cookies and putting up decorations at the beginning of December and have a gathering on Christmas Eve with the immediate family.

My favorite celebration usually falls between Christmas Day and New Years Eve, which is our annual "Cousin's Party," where members of my extended family visit home and we all gather at my great-aunt's house. It's always a lot of fun to see people who normally don't have a chance to attend family gatherings!

Elizabeth Lee
11/06/2019
well 2 or 1 week before hand 💝
Chris Hawkins
11/05/2019
The weekend after Thanksgiving ... watch National Lampoon's Xmas Vacation and break out the Marty Moose eggnog mugs.
Katie Puryear
11/05/2019
I watch Elf on the day after Thanksgiving every year; it’s my favorite movie, and I try to get a few viewings in each Christmas season. Not my favorite Christmas movie, just my favorite movie (I have no taste it’s fine I’ve accepted this). And if the weather feels wintry at the end of November, I might start to put out decorations and get in the holiday spirit. But typically, I wait until Dec. 1 to put up lights, bake gingerbread, and listen to "Christmas Eve with Johnny Mathis" (the best Christmas album by far; it's wall to wall Christmas bops). Mostly just because I like to enjoy the fall/Thanksgiving aesthetic for as long as possible.
person
11/06/2019
I start celebrating christmas day after thanks giving
Jill L
11/06/2019
I normally start putting up my christmas tree and putting up christmas decoration on my front lawn is about 2 weeks before christmast. And I know that's very late but, I have other things to do like, go holiday shopping and go out and buy new christmas decorations because my old decorations broke.
CNPT LUKAS
11/07/2019
25th
dominique cole
11/05/2019
wow we do not started that early christmas
Samuel Lundman
11/06/2019
christmass spirit
samiyajuttwbm
11/07/2019
for my children this day is the biggest day Online Shopping in Pakistan
For me a Little bit before Thanksgiving is when I start Celebrating. My family keeps all our Christmas decor up inside the attic while I know a few people who keep there tree up all year. I find that absurd because whats the fun in putting up a Christmas tree if its always there? The day after Thanksgiving is when we like to put up our tree (Which takes a while ) . By the time we are done, we dont have enough time to really put the decorations on the tree, so we just really have a plain tree sitting there. ( I would recommend getting a fake plastic tree rather getting a REAL tree. For instance, If you dont like bugs or the smell of pine, then DONT get a real tree. Its a hassle getting them inside your home.) The next day we then really get into the Christmas spirit. We put up our elf on the shelf , our ornaments on the tree and the stockings. Christmas is indeed my favorite holiday of the year.
Isaiah Frerich
11/08/2019
i do it naturaly do it after thanksgiving as well.... nice!
As soon as u feel like starting
Greasy Grass
11/07/2019
December 1st ish
the day after hooloween
EMKE GmbH
11/08/2019
December 20.
Mariceia Person
11/08/2019
3 days before christmas eve!
Madelyn Gray
11/11/2019
I start Christmas Sunday the 15. I know people think I am weard but if you call me weard then you are calling my family weard.
Simon Monaghan
11/11/2019
I start celebrating the day before christmas.
Once it is November 1st I start getting Christmassy!!!!!!!!
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11/11/2019
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Tahja Bennett
11/07/2019
I don't celebrate it
10 days before is enough
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Holly M Smith
11/12/2019
The week before Thanksgiving (ugh, I know... but my mom would rather start in October. >_< at leat we don't do that!!) But that is only if we don't have my birthday party at my house because my birthday is the week of Thanksgiving. This year we're putting them up next week.
Samuel Lundman
11/06/2019
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dominique cole
11/05/2019
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