the lights - when do I turn them on?

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the lights - when do I turn them on?

Postby simonineaston » 25 Nov 2014, 4:21pm

OK, so this year, I'm tired of being tired of Xmas... I thought, "Blow it, I'll make an effort..." so I found some holly N wotnot and cobbled together a sort-of wreath-like-thing for the front door and then bought some nice twinkly stars wot run off batteries (actually I've got a 3v psu somewhere I think), so the 64$ Q. is, When do I turn the lights on?
I might even make my own cards... now, where's that glitter stuff??
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Re: the lights - when do I turn them on?

Postby beardy » 25 Nov 2014, 4:37pm

24th of December sounds good to me. :mrgreen:

May I be the first to wish you all a Baa-Humbug this year. :lol:

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Re: the lights - when do I turn them on?

Postby Edwards » 25 Nov 2014, 4:38pm

How about turning them on in time for the January sales. :roll:
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Postby 661-Pete » 25 Nov 2014, 4:43pm

I take it, this is not your house then :lol:
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Re: the lights - when do I turn them on?

Postby jezer » 25 Nov 2014, 5:02pm

Now that is tasteful, not :lol:
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Re: the lights - when do I turn them on?

Postby DaveP » 25 Nov 2014, 5:28pm

If you are devout, perhaps one light on the 1st, increasing by one every day, like an electronic advent calendar?
Otherwise - I always used to feel that Christmas started the day school broke up :D

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Postby JohnW » 25 Nov 2014, 6:16pm

simonineaston wrote:OK, so this year, I'm tired of being tired of Xmas... I thought, "Blow it, I'll make an effort..." .................so the 64$ Q. is, When do I turn the lights on???


.............when it gets dark. :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Postby [XAP]Bob » 25 Nov 2014, 6:31pm

With three birthdays at the end of this week Dec 1st is when Christmass starts here.

(Yes, 28th (MrsBob), 29th (MiniBob) and 30th (MicroBob) Nov are all the family birthdays...looks like planning...
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Re: the lights - when do I turn them on?

Postby Mick F » 25 Nov 2014, 7:52pm

I prefer the US system.
Nothing happens about Christmas until Thanksgiving is over.

Here in UK, the shops have Christmas already starting just after Bonfire Night.
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Re: the lights - when do I turn them on?

Postby Mark1978 » 25 Nov 2014, 7:53pm

If the question is when do you put your tree / decorations up?

We've always gone for the first weekend of December. Take them down on New Years Day.

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Re: the lights - when do I turn them on?

Postby manybikes » 25 Nov 2014, 8:32pm

Next door neighbour already has the outside of the house, garage etc festooned with lights that are lit every evening.

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Postby [XAP]Bob » 26 Nov 2014, 9:56am

Mick F wrote:I prefer the US system.
Nothing happens about Christmas until Thanksgiving is over.

Here in UK, the shops have Christmas already starting just after Bonfire Night.


As late as that - I've seen Christmas items in shops in September...
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Re: the lights - when do I turn them on?

Postby Mark1978 » 26 Nov 2014, 10:11am

There is a big difference from Christmas goods being available to purchase, and shops getting people in the mood for Christmas. To actually putting up the decorations in your house, i.e. the difference between preparing for Christmas and actually starting to celebrate it.

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Postby simonineaston » 26 Nov 2014, 2:04pm

Although I was aware of Advent, I have always associated it with the arrival of a piece of cardboard with stupid little floppy cardboard doors that open to reveal a small piece of amorphous poor-quality chocolate, the sum total of which wouldn't add up to the chocolate coating on a Curly Whirly, itself a notoriously chocolate-thin zone.... It hadn't occurred to me for years that it is a proper church season. So, in anticipation of celebrating the arrival of Our Little Lord (Bless Him), the lights at the jolly old pile will be switched on at... drum-roll... dusk on the 1st of December (and off again during daylight hours.)
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Re: the lights - when do I turn them on?

Postby Si » 26 Nov 2014, 2:06pm

Got into the office and started telling a new coworker that I'd seen my first Christmas tree and decs up in someone's house that I rode past.....what a load of eejits putting up their decs in the middle of Nov, devaluing christmas, etc. Of course she replies: well, actually we've had ours up a week already! d'oh.