Thursday, January 02, 2020

Your Turn

How long do you leave holiday decorations up?

39 comments:

Moose said...

Tree is already down (1/1). Creche stays up till January 6

SRBratton said...

I get post-Christmas depression, so I leave the tree up until Jan 23.

Tuesdi said...

Down by New Year's

herbert arnold said...

silent film super star harold llyod kept a christmas tree in his house all year long. from all accounts a super nice man and he did his own death defying stunts in the name of comedy.

Anonymous said...

I don't decorate. I don't believe in "Christmas" .
It is shallow, materialistic, fake and a lie. It brings out the worst in my clients.
I do wish everyone a pleasant winter solstice, as the ancient Celts intended.

Snifter said...

Should have come down yesterday, but they didn't. Will do it today.

marjorie said...

Until the day after RussianOrthodox Christmas is celebrated... usually around Jan 7.

Fuchsia said...

Usually about a week into January.

Super Comic Fun Time! said...

Usually, we leave up the tree for three weeks but I'm going to try to take it down on the 5th this year after hearing some tradition about the 12 days of Christmas ending on the 6th.

17Steps said...

Until Epiphany.

cheesegrater15 said...

Until New Year's Eve. Leaving them up later is just depressing.

Ann said...

Until mid January. We used to take it down sooner but my elderly mother (who lives with us now) insists we keep it up. After we go to bed she sits and does her strolls down memory lane. She cries a little and remembers the past. I don't have the heart to take it down until she's ready for it to be put away.

T. W. said...

I have stuff from Christmas, Resurrection Sunday, Valentines, & Thanksgiving up all year. If people don’t like it they don’t have to look.

Lo Key says stop with the censorship already! said...

I don't decorate for Christmas. Only for Halloween.

Anna said...

Not a real tree.
Around the 15th of January, we take the decorations off, and leave the red, white and pink ribbons and bows.
March, green and white bows
April is spring with flower garlands and pastel ribbons, maybe little stuffed animals.
Usually it all comes down after tax season, when I get a chance to breathe.

Unknown said...

I tossed the xmas tree out the door the night of the 25th...

Monkeyweather said...

...You will be visited by three spirits tonight....

XD

Unknown said...

Down by NYE. New Years starts fresh and clean.

Brayson87 said...

I think it's cool to leave stuff up until Three Kings Day. Personally I love the lights and would leave stuff up year round but that can give people the wrong impression.

Red Velvet Boots said...

Until the weekend after New Years.

Simon said...

Came down yesterday

mck said...

leave them up? I haven't even got them up yet.

Shanti11 said...

My New Year's Day ritual is to "de-Christmas". It's all over but vacuuming up the last of the glitter and stray (fake) tree needles.

stephen cooper said...

I live in a town with lots of military, some houses and apartments display their Christmas lights even in summer, at least for a few days, I assume this is happening before a deployment of the soldier in the family, who will not be home for Christmas.

That being said, as for me, no soldiers in my family but me, and I am long retired. My decorations come down January 6 although I will leave the outdoor lights up until Candlemas, and sometimes turn them on, but not every night, and only for a little while.

As Scrooge said in the unpublished unwritten sequel to a Christmas Carol, "if it is not Christmas in our heart every day, we risk missing the true meaning of Christmas."

Olive Iyes said...

Any day now. Live tree, fur babies..

Blaise said...

Jan.6th. The epiphany.

skyclaudia said...

Anytime I F@#%ing want to

Magnolia Melee said...

Epiphany

OKay said...

Tree and indoor decorations usually go away the first weekend after New Year's. Lights stay up and on until the end of January. It's dark by 4:30 right now, and the lights make me happy. :)

Wendy said...

Add another one to the list that takes them down on January 1st, it's our little tradition lol

Em and 'im said...

Until 12th night (6 January). We get the tree just before Christmas and decorate it Christmas Eve. No exterior decorations.

Family Finder said...

Until January 6th Epiphany

Bloggybutt said...

They come down when I feel like taking them down. Usually always January. Right now I've been sick bad, so it may be a few more days.

Jenni Westside said...

We don’t decorate.

Anonymous said...

We are all visited ...all the time

GentleBreeze said...

Epiphany, ideally. but actually whenever the spirit moves me and I'm ready to rearrange my decor!

Mango said...

My parents always left the decorations up until the day after Three Kings’ Day, but I personally don’t do Xmas decorations or a tree.

Nadjaf said...

I don’t putting them down, for years...

MichiganMama59 said...

Until the Epiphany.

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