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November 9th, 2012, 06:10 AM
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Thinking ahead to the holidays!

Assuming you celebrate Christmas,

1) Have you done any Christmas shopping yet?
2) When do you decorate for the holidays?
3) Real tree or fake tree?
4) Colored lights or white lights?
5) Will you buy a Christmas gift for baby?
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November 9th, 2012, 06:25 AM
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1) Have you done any Christmas shopping yet? Yes, in fact I only have about 3 people on my list left to purchase stuff for, which isn't too shabby since my list consists of close to 30 people we buy for.

2) When do you decorate for the holidays? A few weeks before Christmas. This year should be interested since we have a young cat for the first time.

3) Real tree or fake tree? Fake, I can't stand the pine needle mess of a real tree. I am anxious to try the new scented ornaments this year.

4) Colored lights or white lights? White, I am just not a fan of colored lights. I used to be very anal about our tree before having kids. Every year it was a colored theme and everything on it had to match. Now it looks like Christmas throw up.

5) Will you buy a Christmas gift for baby? I have bought several gifts for the baby for Christmas. Toys, clothes and blankets.
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November 9th, 2012, 06:28 AM
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1) Have you done any Christmas shopping yet? Haven't started my Christmas shopping yet, was going to start the first week of December.

2) When do you decorate for the holidays? Normally I start after Thanksgiving and decorating for Christmas and Christmas in general is my favorite holiday but this year i've decided to keep everything to a minimun since it's just DH and myself but next year mama is going all out for babies first Christmas!!

3) Real tree or fake tree? I love real trees but I hate when they start drying out and when the water starts smelling like vomit, so I have decided to go fake tree.

4) Colored lights or white lights? Gotta have the colored fun lights

5)Will you buy a Christmas gift for baby? I don't think he's coming before Christmas and so far all of the toys and things we have are new but next year def!
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November 9th, 2012, 06:38 AM
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1) Have you done any Christmas shopping yet? We are going to try to do all shopping this weekend...eek! But, we don't want to have BB show up early and not have it done.
2) When do you decorate for the holidays? Thanksgiving weekend.
3) Real tree or fake tree? Fake, I don't like the pine needles. But we will have a real tree at work so I guess I get both!
4) Colored lights or white lights? Use to like white but I've gone back to my old fashioned colored lights and random ornaments. Each family member picks out a new ornament each year to add to the tree. Something they think is special.
5) Will you buy a Christmas gift for baby? Not unless she is here. We even have people on standby if she happens to be born really close before Christmas to go out and get her her first ornament and stocking. I don't want to buy one "just in case"
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November 9th, 2012, 06:40 AM
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1) Have you done any Christmas shopping yet? yes, almost done!
2) When do you decorate for the holidays? Thanksgiving Weekend
3) Real tree or fake tree? fake tree
4) Colored lights or white lights? white lights
5) Will you buy a Christmas gift for baby? well, my due date is January 9th so I don't think so BUT if baby does decide to come early before Christmas (I will be full term on Dec. 19th) then yeah, prob just run out a get a few little things.
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November 9th, 2012, 06:46 AM
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1) Have you done any Christmas shopping yet?
Hahahahahahaha Funny. No. Not even a little bit. Gotta have money to shop first! Hopefully soon, though! We also have no stores here, so I've got to get more familiar with Amazon or figure out how to get money before our Thanksgiving trip to the in-laws' (where they have stores!).

2) When do you decorate for the holidays?
If it were up to me, we'd be decorated for all of them, all the time. I'm hoping that we get it done right after Thanksgiving (or even a little before this year). I have a feeling that bedrest is in my future again, and I don't want the kids to miss out!

3) Real tree or fake tree?
Fake this year, but probably real afterward!

4) Colored lights or white lights?
Our tree has white on it already, but we go for added color, too. Hahaha The tackier, the better!

5) Will you buy a Christmas gift for baby?
I think that we'll wait until I'm a little closer to time to see about that. Probably something VERY small, mostly as a show for the other kids on Christmas morning.
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November 9th, 2012, 07:15 AM
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1) Have you done any Christmas shopping yet? Nope. I have done some thinking about it though...

2) When do you decorate for the holidays? Normally i decorate the inside of the house, i don't know if i'm going to have the energy for it this year though.

3) Real tree or fake tree? We have a fake tree, but once the baby is a bit older we'll start using a real tree. Some of my fondest memories are of picking out christmas trees with the family. We have a really cool fake tree though - it's black!

4) Colored lights or white lights? The black tree has prelit white lights.

5) Will you buy a Christmas gift for baby? Probably not, unless it makes an early appearance!
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November 9th, 2012, 07:20 AM
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1) Have you done any Christmas shopping yet? Little bits. We don't really have the money to do a lot this year. But bought stuff for DH's siblings.
2) When do you decorate for the holidays? Not sure, would like right after Thanksgiving, but we'll see.
3) Real tree or fake tree? real! And we'll go chop it down ourselves.
4) Colored lights or white lights? Dh will only stand for white lights.
5) Will you buy a Christmas gift for baby? Maybe... I told DH that I wanted him to pick out a special stuffed animal for her and surprise us with it at the hospital. So if she comes before Christmas, that will be her present. Otherwise it will be a birthday present.
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November 9th, 2012, 07:51 AM
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1) Have you done any Christmas shopping yet?

*Santa shopping is done, just need things for other family members.

2) When do you decorate for the holidays?

I am already decorated....tree is up and all

3) Real tree or fake tree?

Fake tree, much easier

4) Colored lights or white lights?

White

5) Will you buy a Christmas gift for baby?

Nope, this is Xaviers last Christmas as an only child so i went a little crazy with him. even if baby is here, he won't know.
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November 9th, 2012, 09:03 AM
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Thinking ahead to the holidays!

Assuming you celebrate Christmas,

1) Have you done any Christmas shopping yet? just one thing for my niece, but that's it so far
2) When do you decorate for the holidays? just after Thanksgiving usually
3) Real tree or fake tree? real!
4) Colored lights or white lights? colored...they are so much fun! I would prefer white lights, but DH is such a kid at heart that he must have colored!
5) Will you buy a Christmas gift for baby? not unless he is here (and hopefully he won't be, because that would be 4 weeks early!
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November 9th, 2012, 09:22 AM
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1) Have you done any Christmas shopping yet? yeah, I have a layaway on at Kmart with some stuff for DD and my husband's gift.. I'll prob go shopping this weekend and Black Fri weekend to finish up.

2) When do you decorate for the holidays? day after thanksgiving, however evil MIL has a problem with it because I "ruin the surprise for the kids". whatever
3) Real tree or fake tree? fake
4) Colored lights or white lights? colored
5) Will you buy a Christmas gift for baby? I plan on stocking up on a few things if I find them on sale, so guess they'd count as gifts if he comes early.
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November 9th, 2012, 09:54 AM
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Thinking ahead to the holidays!

Assuming you celebrate Christmas,

1) Have you done any Christmas shopping yet? A little here and there.

2) When do you decorate for the holidays? Thanksgiving weekend if we're home, mid-December if we traveled for Thanksgiving. (This year I'm traveling for T-Day and DH is staying home, so I'm not sure how that'll play out. I'm secretly hoping he'll do it without me.)

3) Real tree or fake tree? We have a fake prelit tree that stays assembled in the attic year round. When the kids are old enough to go to a tree farm, we'll get a small real kids' tree for them every year.

4) Colored lights or white lights? White. I prefer all white, inside and out.

5) Will you buy a Christmas gift for baby? Nope. I'm not due until the end of January, so I'd be shocked if baby shows up before Christmas. (Not to mention overwhelmed!)
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November 9th, 2012, 09:56 AM
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1) Have you done any Christmas shopping yet? em- no
2) When do you decorate for the holidays? Usually the day after Thanksgiving or that week depending on what else is going on.
3) Real tree or fake tree? real...but probably pulling the fake down this year.
4) Colored lights or white lights? we alternate. I prefer white or red, DH is all about some colored lights.
5) Will you buy a Christmas gift for baby? I think I might ask for a few things and possible pick up something sentimental.
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November 9th, 2012, 10:26 AM
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1) Have you done any Christmas shopping yet? just a couple small things for Sean
2) When do you decorate for the holidays? after Thanksgiving
3) Real tree or fake tree? fake
4) Colored lights or white lights? white
5) Will you buy a Christmas gift for baby? probably not.
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November 9th, 2012, 10:43 AM
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1) Have you done any Christmas shopping yet? YES! Lots of it. We really just do for the kids and I will probably get something for hubby and for my mom and maybe my bff and that's it. I'm maybe halfway done with the kids.

2) When do you decorate for the holidays? I am ready to start NOW! We've never done a lot of decorating because we would be out of town usually for Christmas, but since this is our first year in our new home plus we are hosting Christmas here, I am ready to go ALL OUT with decorating. I'm SUPER excited about it.

3) Real tree or fake tree? Fake! It's easier, lol. And real trees are sooo expensive nowadays, ugh.

4) Colored lights or white lights? White. I think they are so pretty and elegant.

5) Will you buy a Christmas gift for baby? I'm undecided. I wasn't going to. I don't think my kids will notice or care either way.
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November 9th, 2012, 10:59 AM
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1) Have you done any Christmas shopping yet? ZERO! But I have asked my sister what her daughter would like. Now I just need to know what 4 nephews and another niece wants and I'm done! I only buy for DH and nieces and nephews now.

2) When do you decorate for the holidays? Early December.

3) Real tree or fake tree? Last year we tried a real one, yeah that poor thing didn't even make it to Christmas. I woke up on a Saturday and it HAD to go so out to the curb it went! As long as we have carpet we'll stick with our fake one.

4) Colored lights or white lights? We have both but since our tree's theme is black/white/silver we use the white ones.

5) Will you buy a Christmas gift for baby? Only if he decides to come early, which I'm not planning on. If he does we'll probably do like a stocking.
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November 9th, 2012, 12:01 PM
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1) Have you done any Christmas shopping yet? I have bought a few things for DD1, thats about it. I'm more of a last-minute shopper, although I know I'll be uber pregnant by then so I'd like to get started now.
2) When do you decorate for the holidays? Usually around the first weekend of December.
3) Real tree or fake tree? Real, as big as possible! I should dig out some pics of our trees from previous years. DH is all about getting the biggest tree possible. Kind of like Clark Griswold.
4) Colored lights or white lights? colored on the tree. If we do any outdoor lights, they are usually white.
5) Will you buy a Christmas gift for baby? I'm getting something for DD1 to give to her, she is very excited about it. She came up with the idea to get baby sister one of her favorite toys from babyhood- Sophie the Giraffe!
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November 9th, 2012, 12:26 PM
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1) Have you done any Christmas shopping yet? Yes, pretty much done!

2) When do you decorate for the holidays? The weekend after Thanksgiving

3) Real tree or fake tree? Fake

4) Colored lights or white lights? I like white but DH likes colored so last year I did white, colored, white and I thought it looked neat.

5) Will you buy a Christmas gift for baby? Idk, we thought of buying a few 'toys' and leaving them in the package and wrapping them if he does come early but I doubt he will.
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November 9th, 2012, 12:34 PM
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1) Have you done any Christmas shopping yet? Yes - just bought my sister the Urban Decay Naked 2 eyeshadow palette
2) When do you decorate for the holidays?After Thanksgiving
3) Real tree or fake tree?Real! We got our first tree last year and chopped it down at a local tree farm.
4) Colored lights or white lights? We don't put lights on the house
5) Will you buy a Christmas gift for baby? Nah
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November 9th, 2012, 02:58 PM
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1) Have you done any Christmas shopping yet?- Nope!

2) When do you decorate for the holidays? Starting around the 18th of November! THru til the 7th or so of January (after Epiphany)

3) Real tree or fake tree? Real!

4) Colored lights or white lights? Both! White on the rooftops tho.

5) Will you buy a Christmas gift for baby? Probs not....
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