Why do people have Christmas trees up in November?

22 Nov

(Guest post by 7-year old blogger Lola Brown)

It’s November but I see Christmas trees everywhere.

In stores. Inside houses. Outside houses. It’s crazy. It’s not Christmas.

I even see balloon Santa Clauses hanging on the windows. Why do they do this? 😦

They don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day in January, so why do they celebrate Christmas in November?

My friends at school even have Christmas toys already!

At least it’s finally snowing.

Merry November.



14 Responses to “Why do people have Christmas trees up in November?”

  1. AT November 22, 2010 at 9:00 pm #

    Well said, Lola. I couldn’t agree with you more. It makes Christmas less special to celebrate it for 6 weeks.

  2. Anonymous November 22, 2010 at 9:23 pm #

    Good blog Lola. I agree!!!!!

    Morgie and Nancy

  3. Renee November 22, 2010 at 10:02 pm #

    I agree, Lola! It’s just that the stores want us to spend as much money as possible buying toys, so they start as soon as they can to remind us that Christmas is coming.

    Still, it’s lots of fun to look forward to that special time of year, and it helps us to feel good inside even if it’s cold outside.

    You are a good writer!

    I hope you have a happy holiday!

  4. SP November 22, 2010 at 10:08 pm #

    Great blog, Lola !
    Merry Hols xxx

  5. bits November 23, 2010 at 2:54 am #

    I love you Lola, we will soon send you some gifts from Sweden, Susanna talks about you all the time, she wants to travel to Canada to see you, she even named a doll after you! Mormor sends love and kisses as well, and tio Jonas, we love you!

  6. Dale Baglo November 23, 2010 at 4:08 am #

    I think it’s because they know I never start Christmas shopping until Dec 23rd. It’s a nation-wide conspiracy to encourage me to start earlier. But it ain’t gonna work I tell ya! Which is why I wrote this song:
    “Dashing through the stores
    On their last open day
    Overspend we go
    Buying all the way!
    Sales on credit ring
    We’ll be poor for months
    What fun it is to work all year
    Then spend it all at once.”

  7. Amy November 23, 2010 at 7:14 am #

    Poor Thanksgiving seems to get lost in all the trappings of Christmas which seem to arrive earlier and earlier every year. It is a shame. I actually think that Thanksgiving has more to offer in terms of cheer and family togetherness than Christmas does.

  8. variedthinking November 23, 2010 at 7:57 am #

    Great post Lola. You have your fathers talent at getting to the point and not beating around the tree (bad joke for a Tuesday morning).

  9. Janis La Couvée November 23, 2010 at 8:03 am #

    Thanks for your guest post Lola!

    I ask the same question. The City of Victoria decorated the tree in Centennial Square before Halloween!

    But, just because other people want to start planning for the Christmas season by the end of September (before Thanksgiving), it doesn’t mean that you have to.

    Make Christmas the Christmas you and your family want to celebrate. Focus on the parts of the season that are important to you. What do you like most about Christmas?

    I love to take time to bake, go to art shows, visit small unusual shops, listen to seasonal music.

  10. dougbrowncreative November 23, 2010 at 8:08 am #


    I couldn’t answer all of you because I’m not a fast typer. But thank you for the comments. They were all really good. I liked the funny song from Dale.

    Hi Morgie and Nancy! Hi Tia! Hi SP!

  11. dougbrowncreative November 23, 2010 at 9:30 am #


    The child seems to make a great deal of sense. No doubt the product of good upbringing.

  12. DebPound November 23, 2010 at 10:53 am #

    couldn’t agree with you more Mizz Lola – I suppose they’re trying to drive sales but only succeeds in being annoying.
    MY pet peeve – THEY”RE ALSO PLAYING CHRISTMAS TUNES on the radio. What the heck! Enough already – perhaps not enough current good stuff out there to air, so by all means go the the old standbys until we’re sick of them by November 30.
    Merry November indeed.

  13. Penny November 23, 2010 at 11:07 am #

    My sentiments exactly, Lola! I was starting to see Christmas before Halloween was even over this year. Bah, humbug.

  14. dougbrowncreative November 23, 2010 at 7:39 pm #


    > Hi Deb, I like Christmas songs but I don’t like them when they’re too early.

    > Penny! Are you Scrooge from Christmas Carol? He always says bah humbug. 🙂

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