When is it too early to put the Christmas tree up? Hundreds confused after spotting festive decorations in Sydney apartment
- Man spots Christmas tree in Sydney apartment
- The early celebration caused outrage online
A bizarre detail in a simple photo of a high-rise apartment building is leaving hundreds scratching their heads.
A Sydney man spotted a Christmas tree covered with fairy lights by the window in an apartment block in Liverpool the city’s Western Suburbs.
Many threw out their guesses as to why someone would have their Christmas tree not only up but lit more than four months before the holiday.
Some thought they erected the decoration for a Christmas in July party while others suggested maybe the resident never took it down from the last festive season.
‘How early is too early?’ the man wrote in a Reddit post with a zoomed-in image of the building showing the lit-up Christmas tree on full display.
A Sydney man was left scratching his head after spotting a fully decorated Christmas tree in someone’s apartment more than four months before the festive holiday
Many thought the spot was hilarious and shared their theories as to why someone would already have their tree up.
‘Not early, late from Christmas in July,’ someone pointed out and another agreed: ‘Xmas in July…but they need to take that down!’.
‘When does late become early, and early become late?,’ one user laughed.
‘It should be five years gaol time for imposing Christmas on people too early,’ a second joked.
Many threw out their guesses as to why someone would have their Christmas tree up in August
Other suggested the tree had not been taken down since last year which was confirmed by Liverpool locals who said they had been looking at it for months.
‘You’re assuming it’s been put up, but what if it just hasn’t been taken down?’ someone pointed out.
‘Yeah, it’s been up for at least six months,’ another said.
‘I notice this every time I drive past in Liverpool – it’s never come down since Xmas,’ someone added.
The snap started a debate about when it’s appropriate to put the Christmas tree up and when you should take it down.
‘I was wondering. In my home we tend to take down our Christmas stuff in time to put it back up again. Saves on storage woes,’ one woman said.
‘Never too early, you can put it on the 26th of December and I won’t judge,’ a second chimed in.
‘More than three weeks before Christmas is too early,’ said a third and another wrote: ‘I’d consider September early’.
This isn’t the first time Australians have disagreed on the right time to put Christmas decorations up.
Last year, an enthusiastic mum sparked debated after putting up her Christmas tree in October, more than two months before December 25.
Posting to popular Facebook page Kmart Home Decor & Hacks, the eager mum shared a snap of her elegant tree and had no qualms about putting it up and bucking tradition.
One Aussie has split opinion after sharing a picture of her decorated tree in October, people can’t decide if she’s far too early, or if it’s a good idea to decorate your tree early
Advent – the Christian calendar period before Christmas that signals preparation – begins on the fourth Sunday before Christmas (November 27). Tradition sees many choose to begin their decorating from this date onwards.
‘Yes, it’s early. Don’t come at me. Kmart made me do it,’ the mum captioned her post.
The woman crafted her tree using the Antarctic Pine from Christmas Warehouse and Kmart decorations and group members were split in their opinion about whether it was too early to put it up.
‘All those people saying never too early, what are you talking about? What about June or April? of course its too early, its not even November let alone December,’ one woman fumed.
‘And yes people can do as they please but come on we’ve gone from a single day to a whole month to a whole two months to now doing it in October! Rant over.’
What is the correct date to put up your Christmas tree?
The traditional of decorating a Christmas tree is now widespread across the globe, but where you live and what you believe may dictate when you put the tree up.
In America, for instance, many families put up a tree the first Friday after Thanksgiving at the end of November.
Christians may choose to put the tree up on the first day of Advent – the first Sunday of the four Sundays preceding Christmas Day, which often falls somewhere between November 27 and December 3.
And although Christmas decorations started going up in department stores and shopping centres from early October in Australia, setting up your tree on December first, the first Sunday in December or the second Saturday in December is quite popular.
But at the end of the day, families also put up their trees depending on their upbringing.
‘Beautiful but way too early,’ another said.
However others felt it was a personal decision and it makes sense to put up your Christmas tree early.
‘Why do you care what other people do? If you don’t like it, don’t do it,’ one woman said.
‘Studies have found that putting your Xmas tree makes you happier than most people,’ another woman shared.
‘No such thing as too early. I put mine up two months before Christmas. What is the point of owning something so beautiful if it is only on display for a few weeks each year!’ another said.
‘Can I please live with you till my partner lets me put up our tree on the first of December please?’ one Christmas lover begged.
‘Never too early for some happiness,’ one woman said, ‘I’ve put my tree up too what harm is happiness,’ another agreed.
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