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I’m so sick and tired of people claiming other people are disrespectful simply because they decorate for Christmas prior to rememberance day!

NO, we’re really not. We still participate in rememberance day ceremonies, wear our poppies proudly and with gratitude, and observe our moment of silence to reflect upon the sacrifices thousands of men and women made for us.

What IS disrespectful is the hate everyone has to endure because they live their life differently than you do, without any explaination as to why you feel its wrong and disrespectful to decorate early. Past and present soldiers fought for our freedom to choose when and why we decorate.

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Stop being offended because someone doesn’t agree with you. Stop forcing your ways and beliefs on everyone.

Also, not every vet sides with you either! So just STOP for crying out loud!!

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  1. I admit I really don’t get it. If someone could explain why its disrespectful, or why it has to be one or the other, or when Remembrance day became 11 days long, maybe I would get it.

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    • Ginny Wiebe Ginny Wiebe says:

      Remembrance Day should be 365 days long. I don’t see the disrespect either. At all. I could better understand outrage that Remembrance Day ceremonies are often poorly attended, but this feigned outrage thing seems to be more popular without doing a thing to show up for our vets. Sad.

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    • Decia Biller Decia Biller says:

      Since when is Christmas 55 days plus?? Come on, I think waiting an extra 11 days to put up your decorations (even way too early) can be done. Christmas has gotten ridiculous anyways, if your making it two months long and then some I think you have issues and are getting suckered into the materialism Christmas is really two days and not two months.

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    • Putting up outside lights or a tree to get it out of the way is smart. Especially if you miss the snow. Makes sense to me. Fall clean up. Halloween decorations and when those come down, put up your holiday ones. Not a big deal.

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    • Nasab Radwan Nasab Radwan says:

      i put up my Christmas decor right after Halloween because if im going to take that much time to decorate my house, my tree, and wrap presents, i want to enjoy all ky hard work as much as possible. I also dont want to stand out in -20 trying to decorate.

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    • Decia Biller sorry but I enjoy the ambiance of the lights and decorations. My children enjoy waking in the morning and having the tree lit and curling up at night with it on. We drive around to see houses decorated. I gladly enjoy this for two months rather than two days. I don’t this is “ridiculous” or “out of hand”. This is apart of the holiday season.

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    • Decia Biller Decia Biller says:

      Andrea McLellan do what you want. Just saying that over done makes things loss their meaning and importance. Winter sucks and if that makes you feel better have at it. However, Remembrance Day is first. Europe is the only place where I felt Christmas, no materialism or commercialism. The feeling is lost when it floods your senses way before the event.

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    • Holidays are made up by people

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    • Decia Biller yes I will do what I want. You made a comment about people who do it earlier on that they have issues. Lol no…people who make a big deal about it and say that kind of crap have the issues. The lights, the decor it is exciting and I don’t believe it floods senses before the event. And no, I won’t wait for November 11 to last first. Guess what? Come November 11th I will honour and remember and I’ll make sure I call my 95yr old Veteran Grandfather to thank you and tell him I love him.

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  2. Stop decorating early and have some fucking respect!! You just dont do it. How hard is that?! So ignorant.

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  3. I don’t get why people feel the need to put up a tree on November 1st and celebrate Christmas for 2 months or longer! It’s over commercialized!

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  4. In the long run does it matter when people want to celebrate anything? To each is their own, live and let be. No harm no foul. If you want any decoration up all year you can do that to. It’s your life. My sister has had her Xmas decor up before Halloween. It makes her happy because our mom passed away and comforts her because it was their favorite holiday.

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  5. Why don’t you ask an actual veteran what they think.
    They fought for people so that they can put their Christmas decorations up whenever they want to.

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  6. Shauna Snow Shauna Snow says:

    Why the hell would anyone in their right mind decorate the inside of their house the first of November. By the time Christmas comes I would be so sick if it. I see nothing wrong with putting the light up before the weather gets bad but having a dad who was in the army and family now in the military who all say NO until after Nov 11. If a person cannot respect what our military has done for our country, go ahead and do as you please. Bet more people will be disappointed in you then stick up for you. So do what you like. Lest we forget.

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    • So as a vet myself, I should have some respect and not decorate early?

      Even though, after 26 years, my knees are destroyed, my back is destroyed and the PTSD, anxiety and depression have stripped me of most of the things I enjoy in life…..Christmas makes me happy, let me have it.

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    • Melissa Lee Melissa Lee says:

      Sarah Ashleigh Critchley thank you for your service

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    • My parents are vets my uncles and aunt are vets my husbands military (and away) they all are individuals with their own opinions. Just because you know someone that’s a vet and they say wait doesn’t mean that’s what they all think. I agree with people like Sarah…decorate away girl!

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    • Kim Schindel Kim Schindel says:

      Our vets fought for our freedom…not for someone to tell us when and why we can’t put Pumpkins, Valentine’s or Easter bunnies on our Charlie Brown Christmas trees when you want us to. It’s called freedom…look it up.

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  7. For me , it just looses the meaning of Christmas.Put ur lights up and if they are red then turn on Nov.11. If not keep off till 12th. JMO.

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  8. It’s a free country!

    Also just ignore everyone lol

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  9. The funny thing is this is a new issue. It just magically appeared with the internet a couple years ago……It’s stupid. Christmas fabric has been in craft stores since June. I think this issue is ridiculous

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    • I never took my decorations down, I had a baby and she likes the lights so much I left them up so she could look at them and then it seemed pointless to take them down so now they will be up until after Christmas this year :p

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  10. I think you should all go to fb page Canada Remembers and learn something about our soldiers who served and are serving. I had 2 great uncles who went to war in WWI one was only 17 years old. They made it back home but died shortly after, after being gassed. They served in Newfoundland which was part of Britain at the time. They went to hell and came back home and died. This is why I will totally respect what they sacrificed and would never decorate until after Remembrance Day.

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    • I think you should talk to some veterans and find out their opinions, as a vets wife who knows a lot of soldiers/vets I can say that they don’t care! It’s great that you respect what they sacrificed and it’s your choice not to decorate until after Remembrance Day but remembrance day isn’t just November 11 for those who served or their loved ones.
      From a vet:
      “Alright. I have been seeing alot of posts about not hanging Christmas lights until after Remembrance day. Why not?? What the hell does one have to do with the other? I am a veteran. I have had people try to kill me. They succeeded with a few friends. And you know what. It had fuck all to do with Christmas lights. People who start posts like that are assholes. Plain and simple. You want to show respect for veterans? Wear a poppy, go out to your local Remembrance day parade ( even if it rains). Standing on parade freezing your ass off and realizing that there are more troops on parade than spectators. That is offensive. Bring your kids, and let them stare at the old guy in the front row with tears in his eyes 70 years after the fight. That instills rememberance. Getting all prissy and bitching about Christmas lights is just stupid.”

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    • Yup I do all of that on Remembrance Day every year!! I know a few Veterans who are serving now who agree with my comment. Lol do you call your fellow Veterans assholes too who don’t agree with you? Wow!

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  11. It’s fucking hilarious when the religion of Statism meets other religions. Silly zealots and their worship of human sacrifice rituals.

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  12. Not everyone will agree on the same thing regardless of the topic. It’s just ironic how the post is about OP asking people to not get offended, yet everyone hates what I have to say. It’s hilarious.
    I still won’t celebrate Christmas till after remembrance day. Never have, Never will. I know my family member in the military will appreciate that. To each their own.

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  13. Get over it. This opinion is gonna go on for ever as it is passed down from different beleifs
    Simply do what you want and fuck what people say. Shit some people like you are just to sensitive to others opinions that differ from yours.

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  14. I grew up waiting till after Nov 11 and will
    Taught my
    Kids and now my grand daughter. It’s a personal choice

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  15. Brad Daniels Brad Daniels says:

    This is what people argue about nowadays? Wow society is screwed, I fear for our children’s future in this day and age

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  16. Aaah…shit that shouldn’t have to be said because it shouldn’t be an issue.
    9-1-1! Help, I have a first world problem and the internet….*click*

    Put up your Christmas lights before it snows! It’s easier AND SAFER! Turn them on if it makes you happy! Remember history! Lest we forget!

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  17. My husband has served for our country for 10 years, you can damn well bet my Christmas decorations don’t go up until after Remembrance Day. Christmas isn’t until dec 25 you can’t wait till nov 12 to put your damn tree up, to each their own but I bet if you had a loved one who risks their life for our freedom you’d have a different view on it.

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  18. A direct quote from a veteran “ I fought so you can have Christmas in July if you like…. I fought for freedoms…. I’m just happy to celebrate anything really otherwise If I’m not celebrating it means I’m dead”.

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  19. I have my Christmas music out and some decorations already and totally enjoying them! We put our tree up after noon on November 11, it’s tradition. I wear my poppy and am grateful and thankful for the sacrifice made. If I have to accept everyone else’s beliefs etc even though I don’t agree with them, please be respectful of mine.

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  20. I won’t put up anything until after Remembrance Day, but that is MY rules for ME. You do what you do and then its right for you. Blessings. 🙂

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  21. I completely agree with the OP. People need to quit making issues unnecessarily. I have heard from many veterans who have zero issues with this. People are capable of recognizing their service and sacrifice and still prepare for Christmas. How silly this controversy is.

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  22. Tim Jacklin Tim Jacklin says:

    I am offended by ppl getting offended !!!

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  23. Rhon Magyar Rhon Magyar says:

    Maybe those who complain should remember our vets died so we could have things like Christmas in peace. What nicer gift besides poppies but to give them their light display?

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  24. Betty Gordon Betty Gordon says:

    I don’t know why anyone cares what other people do or worry about what other people say. My huuse house has been decorated since mid Oct. All done. I don’t care what anyone says or thinks..it’s my house. I love Christmas decorations and want to enjoy them. I as well wear a poppy and will be out Nov 11 to acknowledge the Veterans. Has nothing to do with decorating your house. And sure as heck does not show disrespect towards anyone. Just shows people will cause any arguementry for drama. Think howe much more peaceful your life would be if you did what you wanted and cared less what everyone else thought and let everyone do what they want. I know what I believe..what I respect…what I celebrate and what I do. Whether you put up decorations or not whatever day don’t matter and won’t change what you believe.

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  25. Idc what you do at home. Just wish the stores would calm the f*** down until after Rememberance day. Mostly out of respect but also cause I personally can’t stand listening to the same Christmas music for over a month.

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  26. Ask any Veteran and they’ll tell you that they fought for our freedom and that includes decorating for Christmas in July if we want!

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  27. I asked a veteran once about this situation because it comes up every year and has gotten so bad that customers at the store I work in have suggested we don’t put Christmas items out to sell until after November 11th. The veteran I spoke with said that soldiers went to war for our freedoms…which includes the freedom to decorate for Christmas whenever we want and that it is not offensive to decorate before November 11. What is offensive is all of the bickering back and forth about the issue.

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  28. If it helps i dont get why people decorate for christmas at all

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  29. My son is special and enjoys this more than anything so… Yeah baby I got my tree up!!! Everybody has there reasons, leave them be jolly I mean really when is being happy a bad thing. I still remember my family who has fought for our right to decorate when we please amongst other things on rememberance day. I still mourn the same. The feeling my home gets when the tree is up is totally worth it.

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  30. From a vet who’s not alone in his opinion…

    “Alright. I have been seeing alot of posts about not hanging Christmas lights until after Remembrance day. Why not?? What the hell does one have to do with the other? I am a veteran. I have had people try to kill me. They succeeded with a few friends. And you know what. It had fuck all to do with Christmas lights. People who start posts like that are assholes. Plain and simple. You want to show respect for veterans? Wear a poppy, go out to your local Remembrance day parade ( even if it rains). Standing on parade freezing your ass off and realizing that there are more troops on parade than spectators. That is offensive. Bring your kids, and let them stare at the old guy in the front row with tears in his eyes 70 years after the fight. That instills rememberance. Getting all prissy and bitching about Christmas lights is just stupid.”

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  31. Keith Currie Keith Currie says:

    Say no to pre christmas decorating

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  32. #FirstWorldProblems

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  33. Lisa Demskie Lisa Demskie says:

    I work with and around many veterans. They don’t care at all! As long as you pay your respects at a service on Nov.11. It’s time people stopped using this as an excuse to push their own opinions.

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  34. christmas has been way over commercialized for far too long… I come from a family with a centuries long history of military service, and we feel that its completely wrong to put up the tree before dec even starts, let alone before Rememberance Day! It’s not someone’s home I have an issue with, it’s the damn stores… whatever happened to the idea of actually making something with your personal skills and your hands as a gift? it’s not hte price that matters, but the feelings behind it…

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  35. Sam Douglas Sam Douglas says:

    Yeah, it’s pretty disrespectful if you can’t wait til the 12th of November at the absolute earliest to start vomiting tinsel and pine needles.

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  36. Cori Day Cori Day says:

    I agree that my beliefs may be different than someone else’s, and that’s fine. I don’t shove my beliefs down anyone else’s throat, so I expect the same in return. How about everyone stop being offended about that, that, & the other thing!!
    Geez, A person can barely breathe now, without someone crying about something…

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  37. Graham Frost Graham Frost says:

    We dont put up lights, and go Christmas crazy before Nov 11th not because its offensive, or rude, or uncooth. We don’t do it because its a show of respect. A world war ended on the 11th of November, a bloody war with many casualties. Those of us who have family who died for us feel the need to take the time to pay respect and honor our countries sacrifices before we begin celebrating another holiday. Its kind of like decorating for easter before Christmas has even come. You just look dumb.

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  38. Lisa Whelan Lisa Whelan says:

    Respect is making its way out like the dodo… irritating. So, do we argue about it, or evolve with the times and find some common ground? Seems to be a divided opinion, just like everything these days.

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  39. CHRISTMAS IS IN DECEMBER. Remembrance Day is November 11th-give our vetrans their due and wait for December to do your decorating! If you were serving our country you would want people to respect you-so why not respect them!

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  40. I have no desire to decorate for Christmas this early lol I still have frozen carved pumpkins sitting on my steps…although I really don’t care when you decorate but I see both sides of this argument…repect should be given for the many who fought in the past wars and continue to fight, but I’m not sure if someone decorating before the 11th means they are being disrespectful? I’m sure no one ever really thought this would be an issue…i think there are far more important issues we could be discussing

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  41. People could just… Shut the fuck up for once…

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