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When do you take down your XMas tree and decorations?

By pinwiztom

5 months ago

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    #1 5 months ago

    We just took down the tree today.
    We bought it and decorated it the weekend after turkey day,
    (we got one fresh cut from tree farm nearby).
    It was starting to get dry and little brittle.
    Normally we like to leave it up as long as possible, some years until Valentines day.

    I also removed/trashed some of the pumpkins we had on the back porch deck from Halloween.
    Looks like the racoons or squirrels ( or heaven help us rats) got to a few of them.
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    #2 5 months ago

    Jan. 2nd

    #3 5 months ago

    Dec 26th. I can't look at it any longer than 1 month

    #4 5 months ago

    Tree and everything usually come down by new years eve. This year the outdoor decorations stayed up a little longer due to a lot of rain and having to wait for them to dry.

    How do you not have a bug problem with leaving those pumpkins out there?

    #5 5 months ago

    Usually Dec. 26th or a day or two after at the most.

    #6 5 months ago

    Back in the day I'd sit with the dogs and open our presents on the Orthodox Christmas January 7th.

    Then take the tree down before going to work. 8' balsam fir out to be recycled. Antique ornaments packed away with care along with the lights and tinsel. Waiting for next December to make my house look and smell like Christmas again.

    LTG : )

    #7 5 months ago

    We go to the field and cut one down 1st weekend in December and toss it out Jan 1st

    #8 5 months ago

    Today ..ugh !

    #9 5 months ago

    Never put them up this year

    #10 5 months ago

    The 12th day of Christmas, Jan 5th.

    #11 5 months ago
    Quoted from Wolfmarsh:

    How do you not have a bug problem with leaving those pumpkins out there?

    Too cold for most bugs after Halloween.

    #12 5 months ago
    Quoted from pinwiztom:

    Too cold for most bugs after Halloween.


    It's still warm enough here during halloween that the pumpkins rot within a couple days.

    #13 5 months ago

    Mine is still up. Plan on taking it down after the Super Bowl.

    #14 5 months ago

    We usually take ours down on the last day of December.

    #15 5 months ago

    Just took my tree down last night. Kids were sad...

    #16 5 months ago

    Took it down today as well. Took almost 5hrs for everything, having a beer now. Next year decided to put it up early in November after my bday the 8th. Want to enjoy it more.

    #17 5 months ago

    Today also

    #18 5 months ago

    Maybe next week

    #19 5 months ago

    It comes down on 1/7, the day after Little Christmas.

    #21 5 months ago

    Last weekend

    #22 5 months ago

    Didn't put one up.

    #23 5 months ago

    Lights and tree stay up through Orthodox Christmas

    #24 5 months ago

    Sometime between Christmas and New Years

    #25 5 months ago

    Usually btw Xmas and new years, but for some reason the tree is still up and some of the yard decorations are still out. Took the lights off the house and some of the light up mesh-covered lawn decorations, but some of the plastic light up lawn decorations are still out (not lit). Couple other houses still have the house lights up and lit. I'm fine with it, especially the tree. Once it's all down, it's just winter. I suspect the wife plans on having everything down in the next few days tho.

    #26 5 months ago

    Usually a week after Christmas. With two kids - we’re still putting stuff away.

    #27 5 months ago

    Mine goes up on the 7th, goes down on the 7th (within a day or 2). Gives us time to actually celebrate Thanksgiving, then survive aftermath for just over a week after Christmas....

    #28 5 months ago

    We try to make the Epiphany every year, but some years the tree is just too dried out to keep it up that long. This year the tree made it!

    -visit http://www.kahr.us to get my daughterboard that helps fix WPC pinball resets or my replacement LED display boards for model H and model S Skee Ball

    #29 5 months ago

    Xmas tree typically goes down New Year’s Day. House lights come down that weekend.

    #30 5 months ago

    I put my tree and other decorations up a few days after Thanksgiving and everything comes down a day or two before New Years. Don't want the outdoor decorations up on New years.

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    #31 5 months ago

    1st Saturday after Jan 1

    #32 5 months ago

    My wife is doing it tonight. Lol

    #33 5 months ago

    Last weekend. The weather was nice and I didn't want to be caught cursing and freezing my ass off if a cold snap were to come along so down came all the lights on the outside of the house too.

    I am already on a roll in 2019. Life is good.


    #34 5 months ago

    The day after New Years. We are always excited to put them up on Thanksgiving weekend and always ready for them to come down soon after New Years.

    #35 5 months ago

    I love Christmas time, but when it’s over, it’s over.
    Always on the 26th. Besides, that things usually a fire hazard by then anyways!

    #36 5 months ago

    Tree and decorations come down 2 weeks later than we planned, like clockwork. Planned on last weekend. This weekend doesn't look good.

    #38 5 months ago

    Still up-I think they will stay that way for the year!

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