It’s that time of year again where Christmas decorations can cause tension in the most stable of relationships.
This includes in the home where couples and families can be divided about the appropriate time to erect the Christmas tree. December 1? Before? After?
The rule is there is no rule.
According Monash University religious diversity Professor Gary Bouma there is no rules around the Christmas tree, except the ones you grew up with.
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The Professor told Fairfax Media individuals tend to abide by the traditions of Christmas they grew up with as a child at home.
He said the December 1 tradition is strong in Australia but not for all.
Christians believe the tree should not be erected until after Advent, which finishes the Sunday before Christmas, ie Christmas eve this year.
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