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If you've been outside recently, or even turned on a television or computer, it can't have escaped your attention that Christmas is coming. With exactly three weeks left to go until Christmas Day, the Christmas lights have been turned on in towns across the country, while you're probably already hearing the Christmas tunes being blasted out of speakers everywhere.
As ever, different people have very varying responses to this time of year. There's the people who will start putting up the decorations at the earliest possible opportunity - for some, that's as early as October or November. Others will struggle to get in the Christmas spirit until Christmas Eve. That's not to mention the many people who simply do not enjoy or celebrate the holidays at all, whether that's for religious, cultural or personal reasons.
This diversity of festive moods often manifests itself when it comes to the dates when people opt to put up their Christmas tree.
Newstalk Breakfast's Kieran Cuddihy reported on this most iconic of Christmas traditions this morning. You can listen back to the podcast via the player below:
While there are many debates over Christmas tree specifics - Artificial or real? Star or angel? - one of the most contentious is when exactly to put up the pine, fir or spruce tree. Some people try to get it up as soon as possible, whether that's late November or as soon as we hit December. Others wait until a week or two before Christmas, perhaps trying to minimise the mess a dead tree is likely to cause in any given living room. Then there's the traditionalists, who won't put their tree up until the afternoon or evening of December 24th.
So: have you put your tree up yet? If not, when do you intend to do so? Is early December far too early for the festive decorations, or is that attitude just a load of 'bah humbug'? Vote in our poll and leave your comments below.