Ours usually come down Christmas day or the day after. As far as leaving them up all year, I leave out a few things, but I would not want everything up all year. where is the fun in that? You dont have anticipation in October to put them up, no joy when you finally pull out all the boxes, no fun putting them up. For me It would not be Christmas w/o all that.
Merry Christmas & God Bless,
Casey D. Bell