Diocese of Ogdensburg

The Roman Catholic Church in Northern New York

When I was growing up we decorated on December 13th because it’s my brother’s birthday. The family down the street waited until Christmas Eve. Others had theirs up on Thanksgiving. Now that I have small children who like to pull the tree and ornaments down, I try to delay putting up the tree until a few days before Christmas.

When do people decorate the Christmas tree?

A recent poll gave these results:

Thanksgiving weekend – 47%

Dec. 1 to Dec. 15 – 37%

Dec. 16 to Dec. 23 – 12%

Christmas Eve – 2%

It’s up all year! – 1%

When Should You Put Up Your Christmas Tree?


When Should You Take Down Your Christmas Tree?


Trees that Tell a Story