The Observer asked: How soon do you think it appropriate to start decorating for Christmas?

Word on the street: How soon do you think it appropriate to start decorating for Christmas?

With December only a few weeks away, the Observer took to the streets to ask the public how soon they thought it appropriate to start decorating for Christmas. Here are some of those responses.

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“Commercially, I think they are way too early. I think they should wait after Veteran’s Day, I really really do.” – Shirley DeKelver

“In our family, we wait until a lot closer to Christmas Day. I know that outside decorations on a lot of houses go up; it’s nice to see, nothing against it.” – Patrick Webb

“I’m okay with it after Remembrance Day. It takes time to get ready for Christmas and I enjoy the lead up.” – Nancy Montgomery

“December 1st, I would just say it’s tradition, something that I grew up on. To get the full feeling of Christmas – if it’s overdone you don’t get the feeling.” – Brenda Chambers

“Personally, I don’t believe it should be done until after Remembrance Day, honestly, because I think it’s in disrespect of the people who fought for our country.” – Ken Schnell

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