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Today's Poll: 11/24/2014

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Have you decorated your home for the holidays yet? Submitted By Team Swagbucks, CA
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Not yet - I'm waiting until Thanksgiving is over
I don't decorate my home
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keithx13
on 11/24/14
Lights are up on the outside of the house since it was 50 degrees yesterday and the temperature is going into the 30s for Thanksgiving weekend. Otherwise, we will decorate after Thanksgiving.
dmridley51
on 11/24/14
I don't do any decorating until after Thanksgiving, I'm having second thoughts about putting up a tree, I have a feeling my two cats would underrate it as fast as I can decorate it. Then my dog,a Schnauzer thinks his job is chasing the cats. I can see it now,there goes the cat or cats with the dog hot on their tail,the race is on, cat goes under the tree, the dog goes after it and down goes the tree.
Sulachena
on 11/24/14
We have half Thanksgiving and half Christmas decorations up right now:) The tree's going up after Black Friday:)
OafDragon
on 11/24/14
Inside decorating only here. Too many things go missing around here, if you leave them out.
gravlinc
on 11/24/14
I can't afford to we are struggling with very little. I use my swagbucks to buy food.
GummyBear1122
on 11/24/14
OafDragon liked this  
We don't decorate outside, and inside, 2 weeks before Christmas. Too many other things to do before then.
Riverlin
on 11/24/14
Sulachena liked this  
I have SIX Christmas trees and 1700 ornaments plus a beribboned swag for all 46 windows. It takes me a week to do it all so I start early. We save the biggest tree (a 12' artificial) for the den by the fireplace (where we hang socks) to decorate on Thanksgiving evening. Each tree has specific themes and ornaments. Each kid has their own tree and they are topped with ribbons from their Baby shower and birthday gifts, all the ornaments are handmade by them or are from special moments we've had or souvenirs of their childhoods like my son's favorite Matchbox, there's a special box that is put under the tree inside thr village with thr train and it holds all their Dear Santa letters, Tooth Fairy notes, etc.
I'm always glad I took the time to get an ornament from all the places we have been around the world. It's like reliving the best times each year. TONS of work but worth it!
PWolfe
on 11/24/14
Sulachena and 4 others liked this  
Oh my... the tree does not go up until mid-December or even later because of the kitties. This year is going to be so much more fun with an 8 month old kitten who is already into everything! :)
DonsSnuggleBunny
on 11/24/14
Sulachena and 1 others liked this  
I have 7 persian's, and 2 shih tzu's. I decorate big time, Christmas is my favorite. I bought a really nice big hook, that screws into the ceiling right in front of the window the tree goes in. I hang a potted plant on it all year, then at Christmas I set the plant in a spare room, and use a lightweight ski rope and tie the tree to the hook from the middle section of tree. The tree top angel makes it tall enough for the angel to touch the ceiling and cover the rope up. I have had cats all my life and so many fallen trees, this saved me after I started doing it, not one turned over tree so far since. Laying under the tree is the cats favorite place to lay with the lights on.
dmridley51
on 11/24/14
Sulachena liked this  
One year our tree got knocked over so many times by our cats my husband got fed up with it, so he tied twine around tree and tied it to the curtain rod.
UbersMom
on 11/24/14
We are the same. We put the tree up about 10 days prior to Christmas, but the other decor all goes up a week before that. We have 7 dogs, both work full time and the kids are grown. So they won't really notice unless it's not all decorated on Christmas Eve and Christmas morning, which they spend with us.
hblack4d
on 11/24/14
sweetpeajaysmom and 1 others liked this  
LOL! My first Christmas after I married my husband, my (really dorky Persian) cat was constantly trying to climb the tree. (Never did it before we married...may have had something to do with marrying a man whose sons had a dog and a cat.) Anyway, one night just after we went to bed, CRASH! I ran to the living room to find the tree laying on its side and my cat looking at me like "What did I do???" LOL! I pulled the tree back upright, no ornaments or lights broken (YAY!), so all was well. My cat NEVER tried to climb the tree again.
QPNnFreeBeeMaMa
on 11/24/14
liesreality liked this  
Why decorate? We have no extra funds. This time of the year more bills pop up, then our paychecks. Our child expects nothing, even though we know she wants something. No fancy meals, because that costs money. Our adult kids don't call, or come over. They neglect their youngest sibling on her birthday and such. Tears rolling down my eyes. No black friday, no online or in-store shopping.
char19481
on 11/24/14
Get some professional help sounds you can really use it. You outlook on life is surely affecting your family. There are food banks and free toy programs for kids that you can sign up for.
Riverlin
on 11/24/14
You sounds miserable and bitter. I can understand why your other kids stay away. You want them to buy the youngest a birthday present when you can't afford it/she expects nothing/doesn't ask for anything? That's not fair to them.

Everyone can afford to decorate. You sound like you have major depression and a hopeless, defeatist, fatalistic, negative outlook. Instead of being all mopey about yourself, why don't you go volunteer to help at a soup kitchen or animal shelter on Christmas? It sounds like your youngest could really benefit from being around people with a more generous and joyful spirit. In one comment, you've outlined a horrible existence for yourself, the kid and the older kids. You really need help.
QnNiki3
on 11/24/14
There are many places that offer full meal preps. Full baskets and toys for tots. Churches and recreation centers give many donations every year. And the 99 cents store has way to many decorations. Just be happy and good things will fall right in your lap. ??
netguyscott
on 11/24/14
booshy liked this  
Decorate with what you have, no one says you have to go out and buy new decorations 99% of which are made in China. I'm pretty sure if you have adult kids there must be a few decorations left. As for meals, we often buy several turkeys.. its actually a bargain what you pay for turkey around this time. You might want to try and see the glass as half full rather than as always half empty.
SwagScary
on 11/24/14
Rosemarigold and 1 others liked this  
Well, why NOT decorate? Unless you can only decorate with paper money, I can't see any reason why not, but I can see some pretty big reasons WHY, can you? I can also see why NOT doing so DOES. Huh? To decorate is to celebrate and if you can't see any reason to celebrate, are you not teaching your child the same? Likewise, won't your reasons TO celebrate become your child's reasons also? Think about what you're bummed about, what you're VALUING here & then look at the priceless treasures you are rich with that I as well as millions of other people would die for & are, in fact, dying without: SOMEONE that matters & mattering to someone. You are wealthy in love, you are fortunate, she is fortunate, share that by serving Thxgiving dinner at a shelter & see others' idea of fancy dinner. See gratitude, feel gratitude, practice gratitude, & you'll know why decorate.
Riverlin
on 11/24/14
Honestly, I think this person needs medical intervention. The bitterness about the older kids avoiding her and the youngest (no age) is palpable. Also, she is blaming the kids for not doing things for the youngest when she herself isn't doing anything either! Lamenting how you can't afford anything, it's easy to see why the kid isn't asking for anything! She'd probably ask for a gift by will be told they cant adfford anything and will make thr kid feel guilty for answering the question.

She's not even decorating yet she is angry how they won't buy the kid something?
This person sounds exactly like the type of family member we all have hidden somewhere and dread the occasions when they show up! She's like the poster child for Prozac.
oldrat
on 11/24/14
rowantree323 and 3 others liked this  
I wanted to decorate weeks ago but my husband hates seeing anything Christmas related before Thanksgiving. It doesn't matter to him that it makes me through-the-roof happy. I respect his wishes but I feel it's a simple thing that makes me light up and if he holds me back from feeling this way, then this says a lot about him.
SwagScary
on 11/24/14
1978nov25 and 1 others liked this  
Well it kinda says a lot about yourself as well in that you haven't yet realized that life is too short & life's pleasures are hard enough to come by to allow anyone to suck the few joys a person manages to have from them. It's your business what you allow to have taken from you, but personally, I'd embrace what I love & not let some little house rule hold me back. You don't need no stinking house to decorate, you can decorate your SELF colorfully, brazenly, festively, brightly, & loudly if you wish. Ornaments, garland, glitter, jingly bells, musical light up sparkly big ornament baubles hanging with string of lights blinking. ...oh yes, you can get into the spirit with abandon and who knows, maybe Mr. Humbug will understand better just how much you're into the holidays, esp when bells be jingling from you even when asleep, tee hee.
zrealmouse
on 11/24/14
1978nov25 and 1 others liked this  
Ya know not fair--how about putting small items on display all year
you can even put one in each of your dresser drawers or in your closet.
Christmas really a spirit of Joy, Peace, Love, Faith and Thankfulness to God and Jesus.
I will pray that your husband changes his mind. Merry Christmas zrealmouse
UbersMom
on 11/24/14
I'm betting you do all of the decorating, so do it when you want! It's not going to harm him to see a festive home and a happy wife.
hblack4d
on 11/24/14
zona67 and 2 others liked this  
Ask for a compromise...say you put up a wreath and something else to get started. Something small but enough for you to get some enjoyment. Another idea would be to agree that one year he chooses when/if to put up decorations, and the next year you choose. (But if you have a husband who likes to squash anything that makes you "through-the-roof happy" has some major issues. He should celebrate in your happiness. If not, you may need to think twice about this marriage...coming from someone who is also thinking twice about her marriage of 25 years...)
tarheel4ever
on 11/24/14
zona67 and 6 others liked this  
Yes, it does say a lot about him....any "husband" who doesn't enjoy seeing his wife "light up and through-the-roof happy" isn't much of a husband.
kathy0308
on 11/24/14
Ruth7Ward liked this  
Using that way of thinking, why not leave the cr@p up all year long? The sooner you put it up, the more used you will get to seeing it there and the less it will mean. It's referred to the as the 12 days of Christmas, not the 6 weeks or 2 months of Christmas. Judging her husband isn't really in the Christmas spirit, is it? Marriage is about compromise not about pouting and whining until you get your way
92YuyaXanime92
on 11/24/14
"Sometimes" we don't go all out and don't use many lights because we cant afford the electric bill. but we do wrap up all our pictures to make them look like presents on the wall <3
booshy
on 11/24/14
Yeah! We actually have our (fake) tree up all year and just change the decorations for the different holidays. And we usually wait till after thanksgiving to put up the rest of the christmas stuff, but this we we felt we needed some christmas cheer early.
booshy
on 11/24/14
*this year (why isn't there an edit button??)
tinaeminem
on 11/24/14
Cokenny12 and 1 others liked this  
I just made a Hanukkah tree! I wrapped a Manischewitz bottle with silver garland and glued Hanukkah gelt to it! :)
kathy0308
on 11/24/14
you get the win for creativity
SeductressIvey
on 11/24/14
yes
amarinrose
on 11/24/14
I'm not finished decorating for Thanksgiving, sigh.
Cokenny12
on 11/24/14
No. I don't decorate for the holidays for I am Messianc believer in progress. Although I can respect the original Thanksgiving feast as it was celebrated right after the fall harvest. However, I am giving up Christmas as I now fully understand, the truth behind Christmas.
mazzystarfan
on 11/24/14
amarinrose liked this  
Yes, I still have my talking crow in a cage out, so I'm set through Christmas all the way till next Halloween.
kazooga1234
on 11/24/14
If I were to decorate my home like I did when I was younger it would be for thanksgiving.
UsernameMan
on 11/24/14
QnNiki3 liked this  
After Thanksgiving. Plus, I'm just lazy.
Rosemarigold
on 11/24/14
Trying to get organize 1st to make room for tree
davewali
on 11/24/14
debs452 liked this  
This is my first Christmas since my wife died. I always put up the outside lights for her...just not in the mood this year.
1978nov25
on 11/24/14
Sorry for your loss. You should consider doing it in her memory now. I'm sure she'd love that. <3
zona67
on 11/24/14
Thanksgiving Holiday - Yes. Christmas Holiday - Not yet.
crislip
on 11/24/14
Around the first week of Dec
PolishPrince
on 11/24/14
Ruth7Ward liked this  
Day after Thanksgiving or Dec. 1 is soon enough. Why rush the season?
magjun
on 11/24/14
yes i will
mckinnis480
on 11/24/14
yeah christmas
LEARNCPRNOW
on 11/24/14
TONIGHT
swaguser69498950
on 11/24/14
after thanksgiving everything goes up
moontan
on 11/24/14
I usually decorate while I'm watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on NBC.
ChilliBeanie
on 11/24/14
tinaeminem liked this  
sc DoubleTheSB
Magesse
on 11/24/14
Thanks!
redajm12
on 11/24/14
We had to decorate early since my husband has to work on thanksgiving :( Its going to be a long Christmas season.
xcalemcee
on 11/24/14
cool
swinford
on 11/24/14
Amikan liked this  
waiting until December 1ST until I get the lights and tree up. normally all comes down by march because lazy. LOL lots of work.
Skeered
on 11/24/14
Christmas is a fun time with decorations.
Goofyunc
on 11/24/14
herway and 5 others liked this  
I love everything about Christmas...decorations, music, lights, nativities, etc. But I like it all **after Thanksgiving**!! I don't want to get tired of it or have it lose some of its significance by being drawn out for so long...plus I want to give Thanksgiving its proper holiday respect :) :)
alphamom6
on 11/24/14
Just the outside
JulioB
on 11/24/14
I love decorating my home, sometimes even before Thanksgiving.
HixFam07
on 11/24/14
greattd liked this  
Technically, my home is decorated for the holidays...the fall holidays! I'll decorate for Christmas after Thanksgiving :-)
Cloverthebear
on 11/24/14
Tyneling and 4 others liked this  
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Victrolla16
on 11/24/14
Thanks :)
katybug75
on 11/24/14
we wait till after Thanksgiving
oldschool07
on 11/24/14
I couldn't help myself! I decorated 2 weeks ago ! Christmas is the best holiday there is! just love it
TightEyez
on 11/24/14
I don't got any decorations for the Holidays.. :3
SMB1986
on 11/24/14
The sooner the better for me :)
sweetChristian
on 11/24/14
I always wait until the 19th of December to decorate.
c4s70r
on 11/24/14
Personally I don't decorate until after Dec. 1st. But I don't have a problem with any person that chooses to put up decorations as early as Halloween - as long as it's at home and not retail locations. I actually admire that people love the holidays so much they can't wait to start the celebration!
ScrabbleAddict
on 11/24/14
tinaeminem and 3 others liked this  
#OneHolidayAtATime
lizbethbear
on 11/24/14
After thanksgiving is over my husband will finally consent to putting up the tree. :)
Tattooz
on 11/24/14
We barely celebrate Christmas, so I do not decorate. It's just not an important holiday in our house.
IanNewYasha
on 11/24/14
Skydust11 liked this  
I don't decorate the home, but it feels like I'm always taking the decorations down.
Kravik
on 11/24/14
thats ok, im always made to put up and take down all the decorations. lawn ornaments, lights, tree, mantle, on and on lol
2009iwannawin
on 11/24/14
zona67 liked this  
I decorated for Thansgiving and Christmas will go up in dec

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