(Closed) When do you take down your Christmas tree and decorations?

posted 5 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: When do you take down your Christmas decorations and should I decorate for a birthday instead?

    Sometime between Dec 26th and Jan 2nd

    Sometime between Jan 3nd and Jan 15th

    Sometime between Jan 16th and Jan 31st

    Sometime after February

    Leave up my Christmas decorations/it's too soon to take them down

    Remove Christmas decorations and put up Birthday decorations instead

  • Post # 2
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2016

    I took mine down today. 

    Post # 3
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    Honey Beekeeper

    It’s entirely up to you, but any time after Christmas is  definitely  not “too soon! ” We take ours down after New Year’s Day, no later than the 5th or 6th. 

    Post # 4
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    Sugar bee

    I’m taking mine down this weekend, so that the garbage truck will take our tree on Monday.

    Post # 5
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I know people who take their decorations down the day after Christmas, but I usually take mine down between mid-to-late January.

    For what it’s worth, if you want to keep your decorations up, you can still host a great birthday party.

    Post # 6
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    Buzzing Beekeeper

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    @moonbeams  I take ours down after Jan 6th so that they are up for the entirety of Christmas. 

    Post # 7
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2017

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    @moonbeams  i dont have any family or friends with bdays in Jan that would come to my house. So i usually leave the decor till the new astrological new year starts which is usually anywhere between like Jan 20 and Feb 8ish. This year it will be Feb 8. So they are staying till then. My bro’s bday is Feb 6 but ill be going to his house or our for that. As long as Christmas/New Year stuff is gone before Valentine’s it’s fine. But most of the time the icicle light and snowflakes on the window stay till spring cleaning. The Christmas tree andnother stuff goes before V day 🙂

    Post # 8
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I usually would leave them up until next weekend(ish) but since I’m off work and don’t have much else to do I will probably do it today.

    Post # 9
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

    There are twelve days of Christmas… so they traditionally go up around Christmas Eve, and come down on Epiphany.

    Post # 10
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    Generally my husband ends up taking them down because if I had my choice they would stay up until February, but he wants it down sooner so usually he takes it down. Usually in the first few weeks of January. In your case though I would probably take them down sooner. If we had a reason to take them down I would, but we don’t have birthdays or anything major that we need to do so I don’t see the problem with leaving them up. That said, if you want to leave them up I would just leave them up! It’s your house, and I’m sure you can decorate around it. 

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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    I keep my decorations up and music playing until at least January 6th or 7th; growing up, my family and the whole town where I grew up always celebrated the full 12 days of Christmas, so I keep with the tradition.  My own birthday is the end of January, so I like to have the tree down before then so that I can distinguish the 2 events.  On top of that, this year we have a lot less space in our home, so as much as I love the glow that the tree and the decorations give, I’ll be a bit relieved to take everything down next week and make our living room less cluttered

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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

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    @moonbeams  just about 3 hours ago!! 

    Post # 13
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    Blushing bee

    We cannot bear to take them down this year, it’s just so pretty..

    Post # 14
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2015

    Epiphany, which is the 6th of January

     

     

    Post # 15
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2016 - Miami

    We take ours down usually the weekend after New Years, which this year happens to fall Jan 2-3. So it’s coming down tomorrow, unfortuantely 🙁 But if we don’t take it down this weekend, we’ll never do it during the week, and I feel like waiting until the following weekend is kinda pushing it.

    As for your question, if you did want to keep it up through the party, it’s certainly not weird to have a tree still up Jan 4th 🙂

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