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So I have to say, it has bugged me that I started to see Christmas decorations in stores in September! That’s way too early for me. I feel very strongly that Halloween comes first, then Thanksgiving, then Christmas. So when you start having Christmas decorations in the store at the same time as Halloween costumes, I feel like something is very wrong. I know some people love Christmas decorations, and I know it doesn’t help that I live in Florida, but it disturbs me to see people putting their Christmas decorations up before Thanksgiving, or worse, before Halloween!

Thanksgiving Gourds

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In my family (keep in mind I grew up in the Midwest), we had traditions of not putting our Christmas tree up until the day after Thanksgiving. We took our tree down on New Year’s Day. While I don’t necessarily feel that one must strictly adhere to those dates, I’m sure you can see why it freaks me out to start seeing Christmas in September!

Snowman and Christmas Tree (Image Credit)

I think for me, I just can’t imagine putting a Christmas Tree up until after Halloween, preferrably closer to Thanksgiving. And I’d really prefer to not see Christmas in stores until after Halloween.

When do you put up your Christmas decorations? How long do you keep them up? When do you like to take them down?