Separate names with a comma.
Discussion in 'Forum for Polls' started by FriendofSpurgeon, Nov 26, 2008.
How much you decorate your home for Christmas?
None at all. We don't celebrate the day the world calls Christmas. Now, Father Christmas does visit and fill the stockings with charcoal when we have been bad........oh,w ait, that's when I was a kid,,,,,,,,,,just a few years ago.
On Christmas Day I always visited the senior's home and a nursing home where there are people left alone..their families abandoned them. I read scripture and have prayer with them. It is a lovely Christmas for me.
PS, I don't knock anyone who does celebrate Christmas. As a pastor, I had to give some recognition to it for the sake of peace and good will.
Depends on the year and the mood I am in.
I usually put up a tree, a Christmas Village on the mantel, a wreath on the front door, and a few candles scattered around. I put them all up 2 weeks before Christmas, and it's all down the day after Christmas.
But then, I have some Christmas stuff up year round.
We do a tree, a few items around the room (we don't do the rest of the house)a wreath and Robert enjoys doing the lights outside.
Now that's the Christmas Spirit!!
Not at all, never got into it much, do thank God for all.
I said "None at all," because I don't put up a tree to say "only a tree" or outside lights or stuff. But I do have a model railroad that sometimes [and not the last 2 years] I 'makeover' to a Christmas Train. I cover the table with a cotton covers to look like snow, add some capped mountains, evergreens, some old and new trinkets, like a reindeer or 2 that used to be part of my grandmother's sleigh team she put on her fireplace mantle every year, and a little saguaro cactus 'wearing' a red stocking cap I picked up somewhere in my western travels. Then there's a nativity scene, which I gave to my mother years ago, that I put by the railroad, as if it's the 'station.' And finally I use the cars of the train itself to 'haul' my Christmas cards around, taping them to stand on gondolas or flatcars, hiding rolls of pennies under them for balance, or the wind will overturn those "sails" on curves. And the old Santa Fe warbonnet engine kind of mixes its red front well with the Christmas stuff.
This has got me thinking about it, so I may start that up again this weekend.
We did every year when the kids were home, but since then it's been hit and miss. This will probably be a miss year . . . .
I assumed that "Not all all" was meant to be "Not at all", and that is my answer. Even if I could afford it, I can't see wasting money on something like that. Besides, I never thought doing that was fun.
We put up a tree in the living room, as well as some other decorations. We also have a nativity set in the front yard, which the neighbors have commented many times that they are looking forward to seeing each year.
A few years ago, (1981?) I was stationed in Saudi Arabia with the USAF. We had a decorating contest in the dorms, with prizes given. (I also got to play Santa, handing out cookie bags to the unaccompanied military folks. Whole 'nother story!) When Christmas was past, the decorations had to be down by a certain date. The Arabic staff we had all wanted to know why we only celebrated our God's birth for 2 weeks!
Since then, I have always put up my decorations early (usually right after Thanksgiving), and kept them up well into January! Last year, the nativity set stayed up until spring (six feet of snow helped with that!).
Happy Thanksgiving, all, and even more, MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!
We always put up a large, lighted, nativity scene on the front lawn.
We put up a tree inside, and set a few 'ornaments' around the house. Sometimes I use window clings and put a candle in each window.
This will be the first year no one will be here but DH and myself, so we are just decorating outside.
Lights across the front of the house have been up for a couple of weeks. We did it one day when it was warm--Good thing!
We have our first live tree I can remember sitting in the foyer waiting to be decorated. It solved the problem of how to replace our old artificial one(yiou know we put it off till next year!)
The nativity will come out as soon as we move the gecko off the piano.
I also have a small tree I think I will put up in the library and decorate with all the Star Trek ornaments that T has collected through the years. They might not all fit!
Add to that whatever the kids put up and we'll be done!
I couldn't vote because what I do is not there. You should always include "other" or "none of these."
I do not put up a tree but I put a few decorations around. There was no option for that in the poll.
I super-glue reindeer antlers on my cat.
I don't "do Christmas" to begin with (a personal preference). I prefer spending what money I might use for Christmas decorations toward my church's world-wide missions efforts.
At least then I know it's going to good use.
Now that was funny....
We just do a tree which my wife likes to put in front of the TV in the family room. This means I can't see the TV while laying on the couch. She says it's the only place in our 3 level house to put the tree...
One year I got out the electric clippers and trimmed the side of the tree blocking the TV. I was alone thinking that was a brilliant idea but I endured the cold stares and the slamming doors knowing the tree didn't look as bad as she said it did... Now we use a fake tree which is large with metal limbs.
I might try the super gluing antlers to someone's cat . . . :laugh:
We do keep some nativities up all year long. I try to buy one periodically when I find one that is really different looking.
we're also always on the look out for a new nativity, something different then the others we have.
But right now with the kids being so young and wanting to paly with everything we didn't put out anything breakable this year.