You guys can keep your black Friday crap. It’s now commonplace in Canada and has pretty much wiped out boxing day. Boxing day is in the 26th of december and it was a huge returns and sales day. With actual decent sales, not limited supplies of shady electronics like we see in black Friday.
I used to think it was really sad that my MIL didn’t decorate for Christmas. But now I get it. She commuted 50 miles one way to work. She was a nurse so she was on her feet all day. She came home and helped with her husband’s business. Her husband and teenage son weren’t going to help decorate.
That’s just a perspective I didn’t have as a young married no kids who grew up with a SAH mom. Also decorating was a family affair for us. And it was much simpler. A tree and stockings, maybe a few knick knacks. A Nativity. There was no redecorating the entire house and lighting up the neighborhood.
I just had a Facebook memory come up that read:
"The problem with only having one husband is that, if he leaves to go get his haircut and you subsequently find a large NOPE in one of your Christmas ornament boxes, you really have nobody around to stop you from burning the whole house down.
Related: I was promised no beetles."
Later in the comments:
“IT WAS A COCKROACH!!!#^%$%&^”
So I guess November 9th is when I started decorating in 2019.
Outside decorations go up on a nice day after Halloween but not turned on until after Thanksgiving. Tree goes up week or two before Thanksgiving so black friday everything can be turned on. Outside comes down first day after Christmas its nice out which last year was March
Christmas doesn’t end on December 25th. Hello, 12 days of Christmas. The 12th day of Christmas is January 6th, Epiphany, Three Kings Day. Anybody taking their decorations down before then is simply celebrating a secular shopping holiday. Please don’t call them Christmas decorations, feel free to call the holiday or seasonal decorations.
Anyone putting up decorations at all is celebrating a secular holiday, turning it all into a dick-measuring contest, which, by the way, WAS NOT part of the original birth of Jesus event, as far as scriptures tell it. Until the three wise men showed up and tried to one-up each other with the present-giving.