When do you take down Christmas decorations (indoor and out)?

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When do you take down Christmas decorations (indoor and out)?

Ash1141 Ash1141
After Christmas is over, how long do you leave the decorations up? Are you one that only takes them down at Easter or do you take them down the day after?
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The day after Christmas!
Within a couple days after Christmas
unfulfilled , padmeamidala , mandiegk , Ghost , Pink Jewel , sktb0007 , DeliciousSurprise , CAKES
8
The day after New Years
Illumin8 , froggiemoma , Sammi , meitman , JRabbits , DeliciousSurprise , js250 , yw2
8
Sometime in January
Ash1141 , P'Gell , Jul!a , Rossie , darthkitt3n , GravyCakes , dv8 , ily , The Curious Couple , wetone123 , Errant Venture , slynch , GenderSexplorations , Kindred , Kayla , JessCee , ellejay
17
By the end of Feb
Peggi , Howells
2
Never! They stay up year around!
married with children
1
I take the indoor ones down before the outdoor ones.
Sammi , Alan & Michele
2
I take the outdoor ones down before the indoor ones.
Peggi , Jul!a , GenderSexplorations
3
Whenever I feel like it, no time frame
EvilHomer , Ms. Spice , Alan & Michele , DeliciousSurprise
4
Other
Peggi , -BillD , jroho , emiliaa
4
Total votes: 49 (41 voters)
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Peggi Peggi
We always take our outdoor lights down by the end of Feb. and occasionally don't take the indoor lights down at all. We do, however, have a really cool set of lights. They actually are white bulbs that, when they are turned on, will show in two rotating colors...but we have a switch that adjusts the colors. It comes in various holiday colors...so we put them up for Christmas in red and green. New years rolls around and we leave them all white and yellow. February we do pink/red, for Valentines day, etc., It comes with 15 color choices, all changing with a switch! It's really cool But the lawn decor, we take down by Feb.
09/16/2011
Illumin8 Illumin8
I always have to do it the day after New Years, otherwise I go insane. It's a thing I have.
09/16/2011
P'Gell P'Gell
Quote:
Originally posted by Ash1141
After Christmas is over, how long do you leave the decorations up? Are you one that only takes them down at Easter or do you take them down the day after?
Most Catholics (I was raised Catholic) leave up their decorations until "Little Christmas" or King's Day, Jan 6. We usually wait until after that, as we were both raised Catholic.

Little Christmas is supposed to be the day the Wise Men got to Bethlehem to visit the Infant Jesus. As we know, it may have taken them months or even a few years to get there. But, we still celebrate their day on Jan 6.
09/16/2011
unfulfilled unfulfilled
I tend to put them up at the end of November so within a few days after Christmas I'm taking it all down. It's so much better for me with small kids in the house. They are hard on my tree. If we do outdoor decorations, I take them down once it starts warming up.
09/16/2011
froggiemoma froggiemoma
usually the day after new years.
09/16/2011
padmeamidala padmeamidala
Quote:
Originally posted by Ash1141
After Christmas is over, how long do you leave the decorations up? Are you one that only takes them down at Easter or do you take them down the day after?
Usually a few days after Christmas
09/16/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
Ours usually come down some time in January. The indoor decorations almost always come down first because they're inside where it's all warm and we don't have to bundle up and freeze to get everything down. We've been known to leave netted lights up on the bushes until spring in the past..
09/16/2011
mandiegk mandiegk
Quote:
Originally posted by P'Gell
Most Catholics (I was raised Catholic) leave up their decorations until "Little Christmas" or King's Day, Jan 6. We usually wait until after that, as we were both raised Catholic.

Little Christmas is supposed to be the day the ...
My parents leave the decorations up until then as well, but my current roommates have interest in keeping the decorations up at all. My great grandmother grew up in Ireland so we actually call it Women's Christmas instead of Little Christmas - the men are supposed to take on all of the household duties for the day and the women have parties and go out. My sister and I used to give our mother small gifts for Women's Christmas.
09/16/2011
Rossie Rossie
We take ours down a few days after New Years.
09/16/2011
Sammi Sammi
The indoor ones come down New Year's Day. The outdoor ones ... well, it depends. There have been years we've had so much ice and snow that we weren't able to get the deer and such out of the ground until around the end of February or so. On a normal year, though, we try and do it the first weekend of the new year.
09/16/2011
GravyCakes GravyCakes
my fam doesn't usually get around to taking down the tree till about Jan. we usually take any outdoor deco off at the same time.
09/16/2011
dv8 dv8
I take down decorations the day after the Epiphany.
09/16/2011
meitman meitman
I take them down the day after New Year's usually because I get the day off. It bugs me to see xmas lights up too long after that anyways.
09/16/2011
JRabbits JRabbits
We put them up the day after Thanksgiving and take them down on New Years Day.
09/16/2011
The Curious Couple The Curious Couple
We usually take them down in January.
09/16/2011
EvilHomer EvilHomer
I think the last 2 years that we had a tree inside we took it down in April and then May. Though we did decorate it for holidays in between. Throw some hearts on it and ignore the reindeer and its a valentines tree.
09/17/2011
Ms. Spice Ms. Spice
i take them down whenever. sometimes my house looks like the "white trash" house on the block, but what are you going to do lol
09/17/2011
Errant Venture Errant Venture
I don't have outdoor decorations, just indoors. I like to put them up and leave them up for as long as possible, but if it goes on too long it just makes me feel sad. Early January.
09/17/2011
GenderSexplorations GenderSexplorations
The outdoor ones come down sometime in mid-January. The indoor ones have stayed up until nearly Valentine's day before though.
09/17/2011
js250 js250
Quote:
Originally posted by Ash1141
After Christmas is over, how long do you leave the decorations up? Are you one that only takes them down at Easter or do you take them down the day after?
New years eve, and have a tree burning at midnight.
09/17/2011
emiliaa emiliaa
We rarely put them up, but usually take them down by sometime in January.
09/17/2011
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