questionshave you taken down your christmas decorations…

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we took down one tree and most decorations a few days ago. another tree and outside lights are still up.

I feel like Christmas lights can become winter season lights as long as they aren't green and red.
Can I get a "here, here"?

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Our tree and decorations are still up. It's a real tree, and it probably will stay up another week or so before it gets hauled to the curb for pickup. The outside lights, which amount to 6 light up Christmas Flamingos will be up until the half-frozen snow is gone, because I'm pretty sure I won't be able to pull them out of the ground now.

However, at one of the 4 stores I work, I will be taking their tree and decorations down on Friday. It looks so pretty I don't want to, but I can't leave them up forever unfortunately. Plus, the office really needs a cleaning, so this will force me to do so!

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no way! our tree is up till February. too amazing

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#1 son has been in hospital since Thursday, so our usual routine of taking everything down but the tree (it's fake, so no hurry) until New Year's Day has thrown a monkey wrench into the works. Good news is he should be released today and life can go back to its normal chaos. We HAVE to start taking things down because the cats and dogs seem to be hellbent on knocking things down on their own! It's hard not to laugh when baby Jesus is rocketing across the wooden floors being chased by a cat & a dog.

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I go all out for Christmas, and have a lot of lights. I took second place this year in the city contest, and I always leave them up until the 1st. I still have people stopping in front of the house this weekend, and wouldn't want to deprive anyone of seeing them over the Holidays.

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Our Christmas with the kids and grandkids is on the 6th this year. Stuff will come down after that.

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I have a just-turned 4yo and an 18mo old. I wanted the stuff down the day I put it up! But I waited until the 26th, marked on my calander with a big circle around it, Lol

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Helped my brother and SIL take all theirs down on the 26th*, but mine is only half done. Sunday morning and afternoon sounds like a good a time as any to finish up.

*edit: in the middle of Arkansas's first blizzard. Fun times.

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I aim for the end of January -- too nice to take it down. Enjoy it. As long as it's down by Valentines I'm good.

(this of course only applies to artificial trees)

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Hello ??? Twelve days of Christmas anyone ??
That puts taking down the stuff on January 6th / the day of the Kings or Epiphany for the liturgically minded.

Though that said I leave my outside lights up all year (but not lit) because it's a P.I.T.A. to take them down.

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In all seriousness, though, we usually take down the outside decorations and lights sometime in the week after new year's eve. Probably on Friday. Everyone on our street still has their stuff up and lit for a few more days at least. Of course, every street has that one house that never takes them down.....

Tree comes down around the same time. Christmas gifts are slowly being put into their new homes, and all giftwrap was bagged as gifts were being opened. After everything gets packed away into tubs, they go in their spaces in the garage. Try to keep the collection of halloween, 4th of july, christmas, thanksgiving, new year's, and easter stuff as well organized as possible and and label all the tubs with labels facing out so we know what's where.

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"Taken down"? hmmm. there's an idea

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no and there is 4 inches of snow on the inflatable decorations now too......

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Jan 1st - ish! Though I did take down all the lighted decor that got buried under the snow, something weirding me out about leaving plugs under snow...

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I'lll probably start tomorrow while keeping an eye on football. The tree and outside lights will come down Jan 1, or next weekend if the weather is bad on the first.

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Like @mtm2 ours come down on January 1st.

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Got it done yesterday. All is put away till next year.

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@eeekdageek: One of the joys of night drinking - other potential uses for 1 Jan.

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House was de-Christmafied by Christmas night.

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@mtm2: Some might say that day is for recovering from the night before.

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I tried to get my wife to help me take them down today but she insisted on leaving them up until Jan 1st. i guess she will be taking them down by herself now.

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I leave my favorite stuff up year-round. Why put it away, I still like to look at it, is my theory.

I did not get anything else up this year. I am going to make it a goal to have a cat toy tree next season. I will need to do some work so if will be safe for the little manics.

Live trees are recycled here, too. I think you put them out regular night in January so you can keep the tree for a few more weeks and still get it into the program. Our last live tree I took down in March ;)

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Live Christmas trees are recycled in our area. You can drop them at certain places or, if you get them to the curb on your assigned day, they will be picked up. They are used as part of a project by our Department of Natural Resources to prevent coastal erosion. Pretty cool!

My point, and I do have one, is that I haven't taken down my decorations either, but I'm determined to get it done in time for curbside pickup of our tree!

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Tree and other decorations come down 1 Jan.

What other use would there be for that day?