December is fast approaching and hard decisions must be made as to when a Christmas tree should be bought, how it should be decorated and how much it should cost. This handy guide will help you out.
Christmas tree etiquette can be baffling. Everyone has their own way of seeing in the festive season, whether it's buying a £75 8ft Nordmann fir or cheerfully popping some tinsel on a fake tree that cost a tenner.
If deciding on a strategy is too much for you, the following information will help you create a tree that is the envy of the neighbourhood.
When should you put up your tree?
In centuries gone by, Christmas trees were not to be brought in, let alone decorated, until after noon on Christmas Eve. Nowadays, the price of a Christmas tree merits it hanging around for more than a few days. However, a tree put up at the start of Advent, the fourth Sunday before Christmas Day (which, this year, falls on Sunday, November 27), will probably have shed most of its needles long before Christmas Day.