The traditional date you should put your Christmas tree up

It’s still November, but it’s already beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

The John Lewis advert is out, decorations and huge tubs of chocolates are starting to go on sale in supermarkets.

Many of us will be starting to think about when to put the tree up – although lots of families have their own special traditions.

Let’s face it – after the year we’ve had, we need some festive cheer to brighten our lives up a bit.

And one such event is putting your Christmas decorations up.

But when should you put the all important tree up?

When do you put your tree up? Let us know in the comments here.

Some people tend to pick December 1 as the date to get put it up, but this isn’t the ‘correct’ date, according to tradition, Kent Live reports.

Apparently the real tradition is to buy and decorate your tree on the afternoon of Christmas Eve, right before the proper festivities begin.

Which would make everything feel super Christmassy to be fair.

There’s no right or wrong way of doing it obviously.

But some people like to make the most of their festive decorations and put them up much earlier than this – not to mention to use as a handy place to stash presents.

It is generally thought you should put the tree up 12 days before Christmas – although it is unclear where this stems from.

One theory is it could be because of the festive song Twelve Days of Christmas by the English baritone singer Frederic Austin.

It is considered bad luck to keep your tree and decorations up twelve days after Christmas.

This is understood to be the last day of the Christmas festivities and in the past it was believed that spirits lived in the holly and ivy people used to decorate their homes with. And so once the celebrations were over these spirits needed to be released.

My London – Local News