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    I start putting up my decorations the day after...

    I start putting up my decorations the day after Thanksgiving and start taking them down the day after the epiphany (Jan. 6) Most of my friends wait til after Jan. 1 to take theirs down. I put out...
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    My favorite Christmas gifts were 5 Jim Shore...

    My favorite Christmas gifts were 5 Jim Shore Santa ornaments which reflect the ethnic background of our family: Scottish, Irish, English, German and Russian. Quite a mix! I will probably make a...
  3. I love sending cards. THey keep me in touch with...

    I love sending cards. THey keep me in touch with some of my friends and relatives whom, I'm sorry to say.I don't stay as close to during the rest of the year. I want folks to know they are in my...
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    This is my husband's favorite christmas movie. ...

    This is my husband's favorite christmas movie. We both were elementary school age in the early 50's and the clothes and the neighborhood in the movies could have been ours. We both really identify...
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    I've had theme trees for years. In recent years...

    I've had theme trees for years. In recent years I've stuck with these themes:
    Foyer tree--White snowflakes and icicles
    Guest bedroom--small tree with toy ornaments
    Man Cave tree--reflects my...
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    We took our Australian Shepherd to a Sheep and...

    We took our Australian Shepherd to a Sheep and Fiber Fest last summer and of course I found a Christmas item which I bought. It is a Santa handmade a by a woman from the wool from her own sheep. ...
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    Actually for the first time in several years the...

    Actually for the first time in several years the whole family was able to gather at our house(even my 96 year-old mother-in-law)for our traditional Christmas. We had turkey, my husband's special...
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    My trees are down but I'm still putting some...

    My trees are down but I'm still putting some Christmas items away. I put out my snowman collections all over the house after Christmaas. It keeps the house looking jolly through the dark days of...
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    I like all kinds of Christmas themes abd colors. ...

    I like all kinds of Christmas themes abd colors. I'm so indecisive so I use various themes and colors in different parts of my house. The foyer is a winter wonderland white. The dining room is more...
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    I remember when I was 10 years old or so and...

    I remember when I was 10 years old or so and didn't believe in Santa any longer my parents started taking me to midnight Mass. The church was candle lit and cozy and smelled like pine. I loved...
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    I also have to put away my usual decorations to...

    I also have to put away my usual decorations to make room for Christmas. The basic plan is always the same with some variey in the details. The foyer tree is white lights, white crochet snowflakes...
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    My husband gets everything down from the attic...

    My husband gets everything down from the attic for me the day after Thanksgiving then retreats to his den while I get to work. It takes about a week for me to do the whole house. He doesn't stay in...
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    My first name is Mary and I've shared my adult...

    My first name is Mary and I've shared my adult life with 4 wonderful canines. Three of them are "angels" now. I'm always happy when I remember the good times I had with them so my name is in their...
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    I have a separate Christmas account that I put...

    I have a separate Christmas account that I put money into every month. During the year if I see the perfect gift for someone I buy it using the money from my Chrisstmas account. Since I started...
  15. My favorite Christmas decoration is my collection...

    My favorite Christmas decoration is my collection of Santas. I start to smile when I unpack them and put them out and they make me smile everytime I look at them.
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    Years ago when my husband and I began working...

    Years ago when my husband and I began working different shifts it became very difficult to find enough time to select a tree and decorate it together. Since I am the main "Christmas Elf" we decided...
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    Every summer we vacation at a beach town that has...

    Every summer we vacation at a beach town that has a HUGE Christmas store. I promise myself I won't go there but it just doesn't seem like a vacation if I don't. Sooo I do buy at least a few...
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    "Do You Hear What I Hear" and "Little Drummer...

    "Do You Hear What I Hear" and "Little Drummer Boy" get on my nerves when I hear them. Ironically "Little Drummer Boy" is my husband's favorite!
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    We have a large floor-to-ceiling window divided...

    We have a large floor-to-ceiling window divided into three vertical sections in our living room. I hang a pine rope garland along the top and sides hung with crystal icicles of various shapes and...
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    In my family in the state of West Virginia in the...

    In my family in the state of West Virginia in the USA we trim our tree the week after the holiday of Thanksgiving which is the fourth Thursday in November. We leave the tree up until after the feast...
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    We usually have fish, pierogies and mushroom...

    We usually have fish, pierogies and mushroom soup. This is our version of my mother's traditional eastern European meal for Christmas eve.
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    My all time favorite is pumpkin pie. I also love...

    My all time favorite is pumpkin pie. I also love turkey breast, cranberry/orange relish and spiced fruit.
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    Cyber Monday! I like it. That more my style. I...

    Cyber Monday! I like it. That more my style. I "shop" during the fall filling up baskets on the web sites of my favorite places and then try to have most of the stuff odered by Thanksgiving or...
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    I think Thanksgiving is my idea of a pure...

    I think Thanksgiving is my idea of a pure holiday. I too love the 3 f's--food family/friends and football. West Virginia University Mountaineers--Go 'Eers! and the Pittsburgh Steelers!
  25. I put my year-long Christmas purchases in our...

    I put my year-long Christmas purchases in our guest bedroom. The smaller things go in a large basket hamper with a lid and the larger go into the closet.
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