When do/did your Christmas decorations get shown the door?

RedSoxFan274

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So... here we are on January the twelfth and I've still got good ol' Dougie the fir at my back towering over the computer. Personally, I think of it as being only six days after Christmas, instead of eighteen, in order to stanch some of the silliness of still having them up.

So, yeah, Doug's still here, as are most of the other decorations. They'll probably be taken down sometime this week. In our defense, we have so many decorations that taking them down and storing them properly is a massive project, not something that can be easily done in thirty minutes on December 26th.

Myself, I like having them up a little into January. It lets the spirit linger! Why make it go away sooner? :)
 

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For us it was a few days after Christmas, because my Dad needed them to come down so he could paint the living room. And the living room is basically the only place we had decorations up anyway.
 

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I don't know when to take them down, I'd even kind of forgotten they were up but- I kind of have a thing of not picking up my presents until June. :O
 

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We stuffed most of our Christmas decorations in the shed after New Year's, but the ornaments...I'm not so sure. :confused:
 

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Well my dad always followed my grandmother's advice and so he probably took his decorations down when the last wise man visited baby Jesus.


As for our house, my sister and I took them down two fridays ago. It was super depressing and annoying as hell.
 

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Usually the first weekend of January as it's bad luck to keep them up past a certain date in my family, can't remember which exactly.
 

SBManiac!!!!!!

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Usually the first weekend of January as it's bad luck to keep them up past a certain date in my family, can't remember which exactly.
Pardon me for asking, but WHY is it bad luck to keep the tree up?

As for me, my Christmas tree is still standing (although we don't turn it on and make it light up and play Christmas music anymore), and my dad and I joked about it staying up until June as my uncle is apparently really lazy about taking down decorations. @_@
 
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